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SACRAMENTO, CA – California’s new motor vehicle sales are projected to remain stable through the year, with more than two million units expected to be sold in 2017.  While the nation experiences an overall decline in sales, California continues to stay above the national decline, selling more than...
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SONOMA, Calif. (Aug 7, 2017) — Charitable events combined to raise more than $78,000 for Northern California non-profit groups during the 30th Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway, July 28-30. The proceeds from the majority of events will benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through...
Pictured, from left, are CAWA President and CEO Rodney Pierini, scholarship recipients Bryan Esterly, of UTI, Robert Marcial, of California Baptist University, and David Robles, of Cypress College, and CAWA Chair Michael Antonelli. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
CALIFORNIA Three of 11 students who were in attendance during CAWA’s June Leadership Days and Educational Forum in San Diego were awarded scholarships. CAWA's Chair of the Board Michael Antonelli presented the scholarships to the 2017 Awardees. The recipients were chosen from among 52 applicants. B...
From left: Customer Service Representative Dao Nguyen, Vice President of Operations Jason Cocco and Estimator John Alcantara assist in moving more than 100 vehicles through TGIF a month.
Fremont Calif.—Staying ahead of the curve is not an easy job in the collision repair industry right now, with technology changing literally overnight, said Kathy Mello, owner of TGIF Body Shop. Then, when shops try to balance relationships with multiple insurers, find and retain skilled...
On July 18 and 19, California Air Resources Board (CARB) held workshops to discuss clarifying CARB’s definition of racing vehicle. California’s law currently defines racing vehicles as a ‘competition vehicle not used on public highways’ (Health & Safety Code § 39048). CARB exempts these racing...
SONOMA (July 24, 2017) – Northern California racers captured victories in two classes on Sunday, as the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, took to Sonoma Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip. Nearly 450 racers competed for top titles in 17 different classes at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing...
SONOMA, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – NHRA race fans can bid  on incredible race-weekend experiences and collectibles in advance of the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals race weekend during the Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) online charity auction. The auction features VIP experiences with current NHRA...
WHAT:             The NHRA Division 7 Drag Races, presented by Korbel, kick off back-to-back weekends of drag racing in the Sonoma Valley, as the facility will also host the Toyota NHRA Sonoma Nationals, July 28-30. This weekend’s event will feature 10 racing classes from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag...
SACRAMENTO –The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce its most recent corporate partnership with NAPA AutoCare, an integrated banner program that unites everything an independent repair business needs to prosper. Since 1984, the NAPA AutoCare family has grown to over 16,000...
SONOMA, Calif. (July 5, 2017) — Charitable programs combined to raise record amounts for local youth groups during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Sonoma Raceway, June 23-25.More than $271,000 was raised during the race weekend, the majority of which will...

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