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Pirelli World Challenge 2019 Season Plans Announced
 Industry News
The three major PWC series will continue in 2019, with GT World Challenge, GTS World Challenge and TC World Challenge all remaining pivotal to the organization as it enters its 30th year.
  The full calendar for 2019 will be released later in the month.
Race Winning Brands Adds To Marketing Team
 Industry News
Longtime industry executive Ross Berlanga, pictured, will lead Race Winning Brands' promotional efforts as the director of advertising. Berlanga holds over two decades of marketing, agency, advertising and graphic design expertise.
  Senior Content Marketing Manager Mark Gearhart has also been promoted to director of content.
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Announces Promotions
 Industry News
Jessica Fickenscher, left, has been promoted to senior vice president of special projects, and Gerry Horn, right, has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Performance Racing Network (PRN).
  Both Fickenscher and Horn are long-time executives of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
NASCAR To See New Left-Side Tire At Kentucky
 Industry News
A new left-side tire will be utilized by teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series this weekend at Kentucky Speedway as a result of a tire test at the track on May 15–16.
  The new tire will give the vehicles more grip on the asphalt surface of Kentucky Speedway.
XDP Opens New East Coast Distribution Warehouse
 Industry News
The new Lakewood, New Jersey, distribution center features the latest in inventory management software, order picking equipment, and conveyor systems allowing for an estimated 85 percent increase in daily shipping volume.
  The new facility houses XDP’s manufacturing division, XDP MFG.
Toyota Supra Coming To NASCAR Xfinity Series
 Industry News
Toyota unveiled the dynamic race car prototype in the Toyota Injector at Daytona International Speedway, where it will debut in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener next February.
  The Supra replaces the Camry, which will continue in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
MSHFA Announces Seven Inductees For 2019
 Industry News
A six-man list of racing pioneers, legends and modern-day champions joined “The First Lady of Motorsports” in a colorful and accomplished inductee class announced recently at Daytona International Speedway.
  The Class of 2019 was unveiled by MSHFA President Ron Watson and DIS President Chip Wile.
I-70 Speedway, KCIR Set To Reopen In 2019
 Industry News
Track officials have announced that the previously closed I-70 Speedway and Kansas City International Raceway are both set to reopen next year on the property that originally housed I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri.
  The new race facility will feature three tracks and be known as I-70 Motorsports Park.
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  • LT Engines: Pushing The Performance Envelope
  • Controlling Costs For Dirt Late Model Competitors
  • Debunking Myths: Valve Springs & Rocker Arms
  
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