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BorgWarner Forms Cascadia Motion, Makes Acquisitions
 Industry News
BorgWarner, which has acquired two Oregon-based businesses, formed Cascadia Motion LLC to buy assets and merge the operations of both Rinehart Motion Systems LLC and AM Racing Inc.
  Rinehart Motion Systems and AM Racing both specialize in electric and hybrid race vehicles.
Charles Roberts Leads Purchase Of Crate Racin' USA
 Industry News
Motorsports businessman Charles Roberts is leading an investment group that has purchased Crate Racin’ USA, also known as Durrence Layne Racing, from Founders Mike and Heather Vaughn.
  Charles Roberts is well known in the industry as a fan, sponsor, tire dealer and track owner.
POWRi, BCRA Form Lucas Oil Midget Series
 Industry News
Performance Open Wheel Racing, Inc. (POWRi) has announced a partnership with the Bay Cities Racing Association (BCRA) to form a new midget sprint car series. Going forward, the BCRA group will be known as the POWRi BCRA Lucas Oil Midget Series.
  The series will race on both dirt and asphalt at several US tracks.
DRiV Incorporated To Spin From Tenneco Later In 2019
 Industry News
Tenneco Inc. has announced a new publicly traded aftermarket and ride performance company that will launch in the second half of 2019 following Tenneco’s split into two independent companies.
  DRiV will have headquarters in the greater Chicago area.
Kooks Adds To Leadership Team
 Industry News
Matt Hatfield has been announced as the new chief operating officer (COO) for Kooks Headers & Exhaust based in Statesville, North Carolina. Hatfield brings more than 20 years of c-level experience from the manufacturing industry.
  Matt Hatfield will oversee the entire organization and steer the team towards making goals.
Meyer Distributing Opens Chattanooga (TN) Location
 Industry News
Meyer Distributing, Inc recently announced the addition of its new Tennessee location. The cross-dock will have a direct, next-day feed from Meyer's Jasper, Indiana-based distribution hub.
  Meyer Distributing is one of the leaders in automotive specialty products marketing and distribution.
NMRA/NMCA Names New National Tech Director
 Industry News
ProMedia Events & Publishing has announced Roger Conley as its new national tech director, overseeing technical and safety operations for the street-legal drag racing organization based in Santa Ana, California.
  Roger Conley holds over 30 years experience in the motorsports industry.
Tenneco Announces Appointment To Board Of Directors
 Industry News
Business leader Denise Gray will serve on Tenneco's board of directors beginning March 1. She will also be one of the founding members of the board of directors for the new Tenneco powertrain technology company that will emerge later this year.
  The appointment comes after Tenneco's acquisition of Federal-Mogul in 2018.
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