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By Mike Brown on October 11, 2016

Editor’s Note: Mike Brown will present an exclusive seminar, “From the Sponsor Side: Building Successful Business Relationships,” at the 2016 PRI Trade Show on December 9, from 8–9 a.m., in Room 243 of the Indiana Convention Center. In it, he will discuss achieving success in the racing business through key partnership lessons.

Waiting at O’Hare airport for my flight, another business traveler stopped in front of me, and asked, “Mike Brown?”

He was a former corporate sales executive where I used to work. He’d been pointed in my direction to talk about content marketing strategy and social media and just happened to run...

By Corey Perlman on October 4, 2016

Editor’s Note: Corey Perlman will present an exclusive seminar, “Social Media Overdrive,” at the 2016 PRI Trade Show on December 10, from 8–9 a.m., in Room 242 of the Indiana Convention Center. In it, he will discuss best practices for your website, Facebook, Instagram and content creation.
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By Dan Schechner on October 3, 2016

Now in its 29th year, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show was recently dubbed “the cat’s meow of the motorsports capital of the world” by one longtime attendee. We couldn’t agree more, as dozens of first-time exhibitors will join over 1000 other top manufacturers and service providers on a packed Show floor for the three biggest business days in racing. Indeed, it won’t be long before the Indiana Convention Center is teeming with new and innovative parts, equipment and solutions for all segments of motorsports, from open-wheel to drag racing, road racing to stock car, off-road to modified, karting to land speed, and so much more. As we’ve proudly noted through the years, it truly is The Epicenter of New Racing Technology (our own...

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By Louise Ann Noeth on September 13, 2016

Every desert racing organization has been adversely affected by land closures, or use restrictions through the years, prompting each to develop an internal “early warning system” to ensure it walks in-step with government and advocacy groups.

“We work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and environmentalists to make sure all events are environmentally sound,” said Casey Folks of Best in the Desert (BITD), Las Vegas, Nevada. “We need to take care of the land we use to ensure the future of this sport.”

Best in the Desert, like other desert racing organizations, understands that losing access to public lands would lead to the collapse of off-road racing in the US, taking with it racing parts suppliers and service...

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