ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Young professionals and students interested in a career in motorsports can learn about the many paths available in racing through exclusive programs offered at this year’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, held December 12-14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
“The PRI Trade Show is the epicenter for motorsports business and provides the perfect backdrop to get attendees excited about careers in racing and performance,” said Zane Clark, SEMA-PRI Senior Director of Education. “The Show and the opportunities available to connect with industry leaders creates an unparalleled learning experience.”
Included in an expanded PRI Education Program at the 2019 PRI Show, the all-new Opportunities in Racing seminar will cover various career paths and options in motorsports, from wrenching to reporting and all points in between. PRI Editor Dan Schechner will moderate an esteemed panel of speakers that includes Clark, Trent Schanen (Performance Instruction & Training), Alan Reinhart (NHRA), and David Hakim (Mopar).
A Student Breakfast and Career Day (Friday, December 13, from 8-10 am in Sagamore 3) will provide high school and college students with a rare opportunity to connect with established motorsports professionals and businesses exhibiting at the PRI Show. During the Breakfast, hundreds of students will hear from noted industry professionals on their career experiences and how they got to where they are. Students will then have an opportunity to meet with representatives from exhibiting companies to learn firsthand about job openings and internship programs.
Additionally, Show goers can witness high school students from around the country compete for a national championship in the fast-paced Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine build competition. The program is the culmination of a year-long contest between high schools to see which team can disassemble and reassemble a small-block engine with aftermarket components in the fastest time.
“Professional outreach and youth engagement are essential to the growth of the motorsports industry,” added Clark. “It’s important to get them excited about careers in racing and performance.”
The 2019 PRI Trade Show will feature over 1,100 companies exhibiting in more than 3,300 booths and showcasing the latest products, services, machinery, simulation and testing technologies, and trailers for the racing industry in a single location. Now in its 32nd year, PRI encompasses all forms of racing and attracts attendees from all 50 states and all over the world, including professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers and media.
Known as Race Industry Week, the days leading up to and including the Show will offer a range of motorsports-related activities in and around the Indiana Convention Center beginning on Monday, December 9. Numerous conferences and seminars, among them the Race Track Business Conference and International Council of Motorsport Sciences’ Annual Congress, offer unlimited business opportunities and provide invaluable insight on the latest technologies and how to apply them throughout the racing world.
To register for the 2019 PRI Trade Show, secure hotel reservations, and sign up for free business seminars, log on to prishow.com.
About Performance Racing Industry
Since its inception in 1986, Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has served as the motorsports industry's key source for trends, merchandising ideas, new products, business strategies, and more. Through its monthly business magazine, Performance Racing Industry, and the world’s premier auto racing trade show, the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, motorsports industry members from all over the world remain in tune with the worldwide racing marketplace. For more information, visit performanceracing.com.
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