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PRI's weekly newsletter features the latest news and information from the worldwide racing industry. Laura Pitts is the writer, builder, and editor of the email, which is sent via Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Narrowing its focus to a title sponsorship of NHRA's Pro Mods has allowed E3 Spark Plugs to increase its brand recognition and introduce new products while enhancing the racers' experience--as well as their budgets through additional funding.
Teaming up with a diesel powerhouse propelled a new lubricants brand into championship drag racing, and helped both parties with product development.
For this iconic sanctioning body and storied speed shop, a relationship built on trust has endured 40 years, with visions of another 40 on the horizon.
Answering calls from engine builders and racers who choose its pistons and rings, one of the industry's top suppliers joined forces with a venerated Super Late Model series to provide pole position winners with a cash bonus.
How this inclusive road racing, rally, and autocross sanctioning organization found the ideal contingency partner in a leading heat and sound control products manufacturer.
Indianapolis City Directory for the 2019 PRI Trade Show
Discover cutting-edge motorsports parts and equipment from top overseas suppliers at the annual PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis and in the pages of PRI Magazine.
Innovation in design and materials continues to produce lighter yet stronger valve springs across a variety of race-specific applications.
Dozens of top racing and performance manufacturers gather in Southern California to reveal their latest innovations exclusively for members of the motorsports press.
Home to more than just the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, Indianapolis plays host each December to tens of thousands of racing professionals who converge on the Indiana Convention Center for the world's premier motorsports trade event, the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show.
Race engines upon acceleration-or at speed-are not unheard of. But when those blasts struck multiple cars idling on pit road, teams were left scratching their heads.
PRI's exclusive report on this vital segment includes current demographic trends, operational challenges (and opportunities), effective outreach strategies, and much more.
Dozens of top racing and performance industry suppliers will showcase their products at this month's exclusive event.
Preparation is key, as thousands of new components, innovative race technology, bustling business opportunities and more await buyers and exhibitors at this year's 30th anniversary edition of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.
While congratulating Calico Coatings on 20 years of business, PRI got some exclusive info on what the next few months looks like for the coatings company.
After an early-season shakeup, Tennessee National Raceway appears to be back on track with new management and track officials.
Despite having to cancel its inaugural event on June 28 due to rain, Lane Automotive's $30,000 No-Prep Triple Crown Series is still turning heads.
Bear Ridge Speedway (VT), which has been owned or operated by a member of the Elms family since its opening, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The suspension company welcomed PRI to its North American facility, where we saw firsthand what goes into creating high-performance shocks and more.
From tools to training programs, numerous race sanctioning bodies remain proactive to keep racers, and those on the race track, safe.
There's simply no better place to host the three biggest business days in racing than Indianapolis, Indiana.
Laura produced and edited content for Thrive Life 360's website, including the landing page (pictured).
University of Central Florida biology professor Dr. Reed Noss trekked through the campus' arboretum, gazing at the greenery. He noted plants native to Florida, like the sand pine or yellow jessamine flowers, who Noss said has the sweetest scent "if you get a whole bunch of them together."
A twenty-panel solar farm now floats in a retention pond right in front of the Bright House Networks Stadium. This energy-saving solar farm is the culmination of a full-year project undertook by five University of Central Florida mechanical engineering seniors.
The family of Steven Sotloff, a journalist and former University of Central Florida student killed by the Islamic State, is suing the nation of Syria in a United States federal court. The lawsuit claims that Syria provided financial, military and material support to the Islamic State, according to the Associated Press.
The SGA elections commission voted on Tuesday morning to clear presidential candidate Christopher Clemente and running mate Rachel Altfield of the campaign violations filed against them. This was the final round of hearings for the pair who were cleared of two campaign violations on Friday, March 25.
The elections commissions voted on Friday, March 25 not to uphold the violations filed against SGA presidential candidate Christopher Clemente and running mate Rachel Altfield. Two violations were filed against the pair regarding their Facebook page, claiming it was created before declaring their candidacy and that it misrepresented their campaign.
On Wednesday, March 23, the Student Government Association presidential candidates will debate in the Cape Florida Ballroom from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ahead of the debate, we spoke with Christopher Clemente to find out what the student body can expect from their presidential candidate.
Looking up into the night sky, the moon may seem impossible to reach. But for one UCF Business Incubator company, Earthrise Space Foundation, the moon might not be too far away. The non-profit company, founded in 2008, is participating in the Google-sponsored Lunar XPRIZE competition to build a lunar rover.
A new app is ready for its big break. BlurtBox, launched earlier this year, is like a digital comment card. Users can anonymously send comments about a business directly to managers. In turn, businesses receive feedback from customers for free; when they want to respond to comments, they can upgrade to premium service of $99 a month per location.
Coin belts, painted faces and costumes filled the Nicholson School of Communication on Thursday when Shimmy Knights held their 10th annual Halloween Hafla for members of the UCF community. The hafla, or party, featured performances from Latin Rhythm salsa dancing club, Glee Club and Shimmy Knights.
Actress, comedian and jazz musician Lea DeLaria graced campus with her presence on Tuesday to speak at the closing ceremony for LGBTQ+ Month at UCF. Commonly known for her role as Big Boo on "Orange is the New Black," she spoke in the Key West Ballroom in the Student Union for an hour and a half, bringing many laughs and life advice.
UCF students had to share the Student Union with a few ghouls, monsters and jack-o'-lanterns during Pumpkin Palooza on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The event, put on by the Student Union, featured a pumpkin carving contest among 17 teams on the South Patio. Contestants had from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Splashing, rubber ducks and flip-flops? It may sound like a fun night in the tub, but it's actually one of the most well-known traditions at UCF. Spirit Splash, an event during Homecoming Week, took place at the Reflecting Pond outside of John C. Hitt Library on Friday.
"Daddy shot Mommy." The words of Safe House Prevention Educator Michelle Jewett fell heavily into the Pegasus Ballroom on Monday evening; gasps could be heard from audience members at the Light Up the Night event put on by UCF Victim Services.
Thursday marks the start of LGBTQ+ history month, as well as the start of events in the Student Union to promote the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to UCF students, staff and faculty.
A cruise across the Atlantic Ocean holds swimming pools, a dining hall, lounge, spa and a piano bar. While it may seem like the perfect summer vacation, it's actually the Semester at Sea, which transports 700 students around the world for a semester. UCF theater professor Sybil St.
Sitting on a chair with her acoustic guitar resting on one knee, performer and music major Caitlin Caggiano, a sophomore, closes her eyes and inhales deeply. A second passes, and as she releases her breath, a barrage of music fills the room, bouncing off the walls of UCF's Rehearsal Hall.