Northern California

Wednesday Night Drags & Drift powered by UTI runs most Wednesday evenings from March 14 - Nov. 14.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Mike’s Auto Body recently added its second aluminum facility in a 13,000-square-foot building near the shop in San Ramon. “We can load level, so that if we get a large amount of Ford F-150s at one location, we can adapt quickly and seamlessly, so that it won't impact our cycle...
From left: USA Automotive Supply & Lubricant President Yousef Hamamdeh, Marketing Manager Steve Sharp and Vice-President Walid Nasif attend their first open house.
Hayward, Calif.—On Feb. 24, USA Automotive Supply & Lubricant in Hayward held its first open house, offering seminars, a vendor trade show and tours of the company’s warehouse. President Yousef Hamamdeh was delighted with the turnout and the participation of his vendors. “We are very happy...
Napa, Calif.—In an effort to tell vehicle owners of their right to have their vehicles serviced and repaired wherever they choose, a consumer education campaign is underway to inform them of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. “This is an issue we’ve worked on for several years, and it’s an issue...
SONOMA, Calif.  (March 28, 2018) – A 75-year old Napa resident died after an on-track crash at Sonoma Raceway on Wednesday evening. The participant was racing his 1976 Ford Pinto in the Wednesday Night Drags program on the facility’s quarter-mile drag strip. The accident occurred at approximately 6...
SONOMA, Calif. (March 22, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway and Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) will partner with Nor Cal Cars & Coffee to host the track’s second Sonoma Show & Shine event on Saturday, March 31. All proceeds from this cars-and-coffee style event will benefit the Sonoma chapter of...
Sacramento, CA – March 22, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, has appointed Ken Dowler of Idemitsu Lubricants America and Terry Satchell of Eaton Weatherhead Division to the Association’s Manufacturers’ Advisory Council (MAC). When Chair Gosnell announced the...
CHARLOTTE (March 19, 2018) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, North America’s largest multi-shop operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of CARSTAR Espana’s Milpitas, located at 950 Thompson St., in Milpitas, CA.  This is a satellite location for...
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global automotive and industrial supplier, Schaeffler, today announced the opening of a new Silicon Valley location. The facility, located at 1735 Technology Drive, Ste. 175, in San Jose, Calif., establishes Schaeffler's foothold in this leading...
WHAT:Sonoma Raceway hosts the season opener of its newly rebranded program, Sonoma Drift and Drags Powered by Universal Technical Institute (UTI) this Wednesday. The night will kick off with drag racing on the quarter-mile drag strip, while Sonoma Drift hosts drifting behind the main grandstand and...
SONOMA, Calif. (March 7, 2018) – Sonoma Raceway has signed a two-year  contract with the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) to be the official and exclusive sponsor of the raceway’s popular Sonoma Drags and Drift program. UTI, the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive,...

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