Performance Racing Industry (PRI) recently announced a new PRI Membership program for not only businesses, but also for racers. We caught up with PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer to discuss what the program offers oval-track racing enthusiasts.
“There will be a host of benefits to members,” said Meyer. “That will include discounts on all sorts of items and services that racers may want to purchase. We are looking into everything, including discounts on fuel, tow vehicles, insurance, and parts.”
Meyer added that the program is part of their mission to bring all those involved in motorsports together.
“We are creating one voice for racing under PRI,” Meyer said. “We are seeing constant threats to the racing industry. During Covid-19, many tracks were shut down. PRI formed coalitions in multiple states to help hundreds of racetracks get back open and thousands of people got back to racing. Now, we have a consistent threat from the EPA. [Editor’s Note: See “RPM Act: Why You Should Urge Congress to Pass It.”] Our Washington, D.C., team has been working hard to protect the racing industry. We need to be more active. We need to influence political activity in the best way for the racing industry.”
PRI will require PRI Membership to attend the PRI Trade Show held December 9–11, 2021 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“Only qualified attendees who are members will get in the door — previous restrictions will remain in place,” said Meyer.
The costs of PRI membership will change in the future.
“Both the show and PRI membership will be free in 2021,” Meyer said, “but there will be a paid membership going forward.”
PRI will announce the pricing for individual membership dues beyond 2021 at a later date.
PRI Trade Show exhibitors can now sign up for PRI Membership. Non-exhibiting businesses can join in April. Registration for individual memberships will open in July. To sign up, visit www.performanceracing.com/membership.
This year marks the Outside Groove Director of Photography’s 51st year of covering auto racing. Adaskaveg got his start working for track photographer Lloyd Burnham at Connecticut’s Stafford Motor Speedway in 1970. Since then, he’s been a columnist, writer, and photographer, in racing and in mainstream media, for several outlets, including the Journal Inquirer, Boston Herald, Stock Car Racing, and Speedway Illustrated. Among Adaskaveg’s many awards are the 1992 Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Ace Lane Photographer of the Year and the 2019 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) George Cunningham Writer of the Year.