Stand 21 To Host ‘Racing Goes Safer’ At Long Beach
 Industry News
In conjunction with the 2017 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the “Racing Goes Safer” free driver safety seminar will take place Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center.
  The seminar is free with Long Beach track access. Pre-registration is available online.
IndyCar Unveils New Images Of 2018 Car Design
 Industry News
IndyCar released new images of the universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be used by all competitors in 2018. Although not finalized, the computer-generated images provide more detail than concept sketches released in January.
  IndyCar president Jay Frye said the series is on target to begin testing the car by mid-summer.
2017 SEMA Board Of Directors Candidates Announced
 Industry News
Voting for the 2017 SEMA Board of Directors takes place online May 10—24 and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Categories include chair-elect, distributor/retailer and manufacturers.
  The current SEMA Board of Directors, led by Chairman Doug Evans (front, second from right).
USAC Silver Crown Champion Dave Steele Perishes In Crash
 Industry News
Two-time USAC Silver Crown champion Dave Steele succumbed to injuries following a sprint car crash on Saturday night at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida. He was 42.
  Steele won back-to-back USAC Silver Crown championships in 2004 and 2005.
Universal Trailer Unveils $25 Million-Plus Cargo Trailer Facility
 Industry News
The new Universal Trailer facility features new semi-automated technology including robotic welding for the production of Wells Cargo and Haulmark brands cargo trailers.
  The 200,000 square foot facility will employ over 200 new professionals, according to the company.
Five Teams Qualify For HROT Dual National Championship
 Industry News
The second HROT Engine Challenge event of 2017 was held at the Summit Piston Powered AutoRama in Cleveland, Ohio, where five different teams qualified for the Dual National Championship which will be held at the SEMA and PRI Show later in the year.
  Team Howards Cams from Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, MI placed first with a time of 18:05.
Jeff Conley Named NHRA’s North Central Division Director
 Industry News
The North Central Division (Division 3) includes tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and is home to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events.
  Conley began working with the North Central division in 2007 as a member of the certification team.
Mario Andretti To Receive IMRRC's 2017 Argetsinger Award
 Industry News
Andretti will be honored on August 31 by the IMRRC with the 2017 Cameron R. Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports at a gala dinner.
  The dinner precedes the Verizon IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen weekend at WGI.
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