12-19-2013

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Join hosts Dennis Michelsen and Tim Frost of the National Speedway Directory for Track Source Radio…the official radio show of the National Speedway Directory and Speedwaysonline.com. Each week Dennis and Tim will bring you the racing news from behind the scenes and on the track from all over North America. Find out which event, series and track we are highlighting for this weekend.

This week we recap the Performance Racing Industry trade show at Indianapolis. Traffic was better than ever at PRI as Sema brought the show back to Indianapolis and united the racing trade show industry. Companies were writing more orders which is great news for the motorsport industry. Enjoy the flavor of PRI with some interviews from the show floor.

Ruthie Forbes and Gene Cottingham from Grand Solutions provide their clients with the best tools around to help them grow their event or race team. Ruthie and Gene were presenters at the Race Track Business Conference hosted by the National Speedway Directory before PRI started.

Speedway Benefits is putting the power of hundreds of short tracks together to bring needed sponsorship and buying power to the short track industry. Clint Elkins joins us from PRI to talk about how they are helping to grow grassroots racing.

Michael Bennett from H3R and SpeedSportJobs.com joined us from the show floor. H3R is helping racing teams and those in the racing industry with HR services they need to stay legal and work more efficiently.

Daktronics is the industry leader in designing effective and affordable scoreboard solutions to the racing industry and more. Eric Cain and Matt Anderson let us know what this first time exhibitor at PRI thought of the show.

Considered the Bible of motorsports, the National Speed Sport News is America’s motorsports authority. Ralph Sheheen has helped revive the brand and taken it to an all new level. NSSN announced a brand new television show on Mav TV for 2014.

Josh Holt from DriverWebsites.com was a first time exhibitor at the Performance Industry Trade show. Josh’s company provides quality low-cost website solutions to race tracks, race series and racers themselves.

Simpson Performance Products are driven to make racing safer. Debbie Bishop the Vice President of Marketing joins us from the PRI show floor to let us know what is new for 2014 with this iconic brand that protects racers from the grassroots to the pro circuits.

Dick Bergren’s Speedway Illustrated is America’s favorite motorsports monthly magazine. Karl Fredrickson joins us from the PRI show floor and gives RaceTalkRadio listeners a special offer for the race fan on their Christmas list.

Everyone around racing knows that cool Gulf logo. Jim Ferraro talks about how Gulf Racing Fuels is bringing new technology to this classic brand.

Two-time Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie is in the business of making racers safer. Randy talks about his business The Joie of Seating and gives us a recap of the Race Track Business Conference too.

Matt Neal was described to me as the “Jeff Gordon of British Touring Cars” at the Motorsport Industry Association reception in downtown Indianapolis. Matt visited with me during the reception to talk about his Honda race team and his new ride for 2014.

Join us next week for more from the Performance Industry Trade show in Indy.

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