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By John Kilroy on July 29, 2011

Just wanted to share an interesting comment from Scott Baker, of Baker Performance Parts, in Stow, Ohio. We’re doing a profile on Scott’s racing business in a future issue of PRI, and Scott told us of his experience selling racing components on eBay.

Scott said he did very well on eBay for three years, but increases in fees eventually made it hard to cut a decent profit.

And the value of a bricks-and-mortar local racing store remains as valuable as ever to the end-users. “People still want to come in and handle a part before they buy it or can come back and return it if it’s not what they wanted,” said Scott.

Immediate availability of inventory, however, still remains important in...

By John Kilroy on July 27, 2011

We had the great pleasure of getting to know Dave Darland in the years he drove for the Nine Racing USAC Midget team. Dave is one of those racers who puts the ‘hero’ in Saturday Night heroes. He’s a man of few words. He doesn’t boast. He just goes out and gets it done. A great athlete, who’s still cranking out wins.

He’s won all the top USAC Awards: Silver Crown Champion (1997), National Sprint Car Series Champion (1999)) and National Midget Series Champion (2001 and 2002)

It’s fun to go over  the weekend’s race reports and see Dave took another checkered flag. He won Saturday night’s race at Lincoln Park Speeway, Putnamville, Indiana, in a dramatic final lap...

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By on May 15, 2014

During our Italy trip to watch our son, Michael, race at Imola in the Formula 3 Italia series for the PREMA Powerteam, we visited the famous Ferrari-owned racing circuit Mugello.  We spent some valuable "quality time" with Riccardo Benvenuti, the circuit’s marketing and media director.  We met Riccardo the first time in 2007 and we have made a point to go by and visit him numerous times.  He has become a fan of Michael and was impressed earlier this year when Michael set the new F-3 track record at Mugelo during a Formula 3 Italia Collective session.

In addition to supporting our son’s career aspirations, we take advantage of this time to spread the news worldwide about the value of the Performance...

By John Kilroy on July 25, 2011

The Grand Opening of Roush Yates’ newest 40,000 square-foot performance products store in Mooresville, North Carolina, is on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Doors open at 11:00 am and the festivities last until 3:00 pm. Food and activities will also be provided at this opening celebration.

For more information, go to or call 877/604-8077.

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