Parts and More at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show
PRI 2019 #MTPRI19
Indianapolis, Indiana, in early December. Of course, the high likelihood of experiencing "severe-cold" temperature immediately comes to mind. However, if you're plugged into any form of serious motorized-vehicle racing, or higher-level street performance (car, truck, motorcycle, go-kart, etc. )--as a driver, crew person, track owner, sponsor, and especially as a parts manufacturer, Indy is the place to be (no matter how low the temperature drops).
Now in its 31st year, the Performance Racing Industry trade show, held inside the cavernous Indianapolis Convention Center (and Lucas Oil Stadium) and better known simply as "PRI," is the place for seeing the newest, latest, greatest hard-core products for all disciplines of racing. The show features 1,100 exhibiting companies in 3,300 booths, and is attended by thousands of racing professionals from 72 countries.
While the show itself is "trade only (attendees, buyers, exhibitors, etc., must prove they own, manage or represent a racing business or professional race team)," PRI Week (December 12 to December 14) is a great time for socializing and networking with a veritable "Who's Who" in drag racing, stock-car, dirt-track, Indy car, F-1, etc., as streets, hotels, restaurants, and bars are packed with people who are connected to the racing industry.
Drag racing and sled pulling are two motorsports categories where trucks--most notably, diesel-powered rigs--are configured for hard-core competition. Enjoy this photo assortment of some of the vehicles (including PPEI's Duramax-powered ProMod Corvette and a wicked new '93 Dodge Ram W30 built for Outlaw Diesel Super Series Firepunk Diesel Outlaw 5.90 Index competition), bad-ass billet engines (D&J Machine's "Executioner" Cummins, and Wagler Competition Products' DX460 Duramax) and technologies (an all-new EFILive FlashScan V3 programmer and more) that are on display throughout the show. #MTPRI19.