RACEWAY PARK LORETTA LYNN’S AREA QUALIFIER PHOTOS BY LUKAITIS PHOTO

RACEWAY PARK LORETTA LYNN’S AREA QUALIFIER PHOTOS BY LUKAITIS PHOTO

Lukaitis Photo was on hand for the event to capture the racing action at Raceway Park for the Loretta Lynn’s Area Qualifier. All of the images can be found at the link below.

Lukaitis Photo images from Raceway Park April 24-25, 2021

As always the images are in alphabetical order by the riders “last name” with all holeshot pictures labeled as “start”.

All images on Lukaitis Photo are keyworded by the last name of each rider and have been since we began in 2005. By searching the site, you will be able to find all images ever taken under that keyword.

Images are available for purchase in print or digital forms for as low as $1.99 each. Please purchase the digital download if you are planning on using the image on your social media accounts. There are several print options available. Anything from a standard print to more art worthy canvas and glass prints.

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PRI ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, RETURN OF IN-PERSON TRADE SHOW IN 2021

PRI ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES, RETURN OF IN-PERSON TRADE SHOW IN 2021

Hopefully we’ll be able to join all of our friends in the racing community at PRI in December. I always liked visiting Indy and taking part in the show.

A press release from PRI

A return to Indianapolis for the annual PRI Trade Show, an all-new membership drive launching next week, and a 2.0 version of the renowned PRI Road Tour are all part of Performance Racing Industry’s plans for an unprecedented year.

With its mission to build, promote, and protect the racing community, PRI is focused on uniting motorsports professionals and enthusiasts in 2021 through both traditional platforms and newly introduced initiatives and services. Atop the list is this year’s return of the world’s premier event for motorsports professionals—the PRI Trade Show—which takes place December 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

“The racing industry is resilient and continues to push forward, and PRI very much reflects that spirit,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “Racing businesses have demonstrated remarkable passion and perseverance over the last 12 months. Many have even reported record sales and month-over-month revenue growth. 
 
“Our job is to help the entire community thrive, and No. 1 on that list is bringing the industry together under one roof for an in-person PRI Show to get back to the business of racing and discover all the latest parts, equipment, technology, and solutions.”   PRI Membership logo, NHRA Drag Racer Antron Brown crossing his arms


As planning for the Show continues, PRI will introduce a groundbreaking membership program for motorsports professionals designed to unite the industry on a number of important efforts—legislative advocacy, business resources, career development, educational opportunities, cost savings, and more. Exhibitors at this year’s PRI Trade Show, for example, can take advantage of a comprehensive list of benefits that includes discounted booth space, which in most cases covers the cost of membership.

“PRI is laser-focused on supporting the motorsports industry,” said Meyer. “The PRI Show is a critical component of what we do. Membership will complement what takes place at the event by providing year-round legal support, advocacy, educational seminars, and more.”

Shortly after Meyer’s arrival at PRI in late spring 2020, the company launched a series of targeted programs to assist racing businesses and operations impacted by the pandemic. One was PRI’s Ambassador Program, an aggressive campaign aimed at helping race track operators navigate local, state, and federal rules required to reopen safely. PRI Road Tour logo, Ford Mustange


Then, in October, PRI announced the launch of its Road Tour—an unprecedented, two-and-a-half-month cross-country journey that took a van-load of content creators to the doorsteps of nearly 100 racing and performance shops, teams, tracks, and more. The result was an all-out media blitz that allowed dozens of motorsports companies large and small to tell their stories, reveal new products, share never-before-seen treasures, and ultimately bring the industry closer together.  

“It was like PRI came to Magnuson and gave us all a big hug,” said Kim Pendergast, president of Magnuson Superchargers, about the PRI Road Tour, which will focus on major race events when it returns for 2021. “I don’t think we knew how much we needed that touch until it arrived.”

Exhibitor booth space applications for the 2021 PRI Trade Show, which include a sign-up option for PRI Business Membership, are available beginning March 15. Details for Trade Show attendee registration, PRI Individual Membership, and the PRI Road Tour will be announced at a later date. 

To learn more, visit performanceracing.com.

PRI Trade Show: performanceracing.com/tradeshow

PRI Membership: performanceracing.com/membership

PRI Road Tour: performanceracing.com/roadtour 

Powersports Sales Up 18-Plus Percent

Powersports Sales Up 18-Plus Percent

Awesome news for the powersports industry.

Check out the latest from the MIC.

New-model powersports sales increased 18.4 percent in 2020, with motorcycle and scooter sales rising 11.4 percent, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council Retail Sales Report.

“Overall, the industry had a good year under difficult circumstances,” said Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the MIC. “The COVID-19 pandemic forced all of us to be nimble and to make the changes we needed to survive. In the end, many in the industry saw strong growth, and now our opportunity is to keep all of these new riders riding and to inspire even more people to join us on two, three, and four wheels.”

The MIC Retail Sales Reporting System gathers new motorcycle, scooter, and ATV retail sales data from 14 leading manufacturers and distributors in the U.S., providing a strong indicator of sales trends.

Sales of on-highway motorcycles, which include scooters and dual-purpose bikes, were steady compared with 2019, while interest in off-highway motorcycles spiked, with sales up 46.5 percent year-over-year. Off-highway motorcycles include dirt bikes, trail bikes, competition motorcycles, and other motorized two-wheelers that cannot be used on public roads. Sales of ATVs also jumped, rising 33.8 percent over 2019.

“We are happy to see that more people are getting the chance to enjoy the outdoors and find new adventures with motorcycles,” Pritchard said. “As many riders know, motorcycles and scooters are not only fun, efficient ways to commute, they open up many recreational opportunities.”

“We encourage all new riders to continue with training and education whenever possible,” Pritchard said. “The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse and the MSF DirtBike School are great places to start if you are new to motorcycling. For more experienced riders, advanced courses are available. The ATV Safety Institute also offers safety training for adults and kids ages 6 and up.”

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect, and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications, media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, data communications standards, and involvement in technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories, and related services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies, and consultants.

The MIC is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., with a government relations office in metropolitan Washington, D.C. First called the MIC in 1970, the organization has been in operation since 1914. Keep up with the industry association on Twitter @followMIC and at MIC.org.

Buzz Media Launches Dirt Buzz Podcast

Buzz Media Launches Dirt Buzz Podcast

If you’re into listening to Podcasts, consider subscribing to Dale’s Dirt Buzz Podcast.

Boise, ID – January 21, 2020 – Buzz Media, a content marketing services provider for the powersports industry, has launchedthe Dirt Buzz Podcast, hosted by Buzz Media Founder Dale Spangler. The Dirt Buzz Podcast was created to share Spangler’s stories about working in the powersports industry for 28 years, racing and travel memories, what it’s like to start a content marketing business, and other motorcycle-related musings.

With years of experience in the powersports industry, Spangler has a long list of racers, brand representatives, marketers, and other powersports industry personnel to draw from for show guests that should make for some fascinating listening. On the Dirt Buzz Podcast, Spangler will share the unique stories that make powersports engaging in an informal, easygoing format that’s like listening to a conversation between two old friends.

To listen to the Dirt Buzz Podcast, follow one of these links:

www.dirtbuzz.com/
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With over 27 years of powersports industry experience, Buzz Media offers writing, editing, and content creation services that include company bios, historical articles, blog posts, technical writing, product reviews, athlete interviews, and more. Specializing in content marketing, Buzz Media creates original, authentic content that cuts through the noise of today’s dynamic digital landscape to resonate with each customer’s core audience.