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Motorsports Trade Shows - AETC Powers 2012 PRI Show


ORLANDO, Oct. 18, 2012: “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!” No truer words could be spoken as the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference (AETC) on "The Latest Advancements & Developments In Engine Performance Technology" will help rev up this year’s Race Industry Week, Nov. 26-28 as one of two kick-off events to the week-long racing business extravaganza leading into this year’s PRI Trade Show.

The AETC, now in its 23rd year, is the oldest and most respected conference on new engine technology in racing. The conference offers race engine builders from around the country the opportunity to listen, ask questions and interact with the icons of the industry.

Among the presenting speakers this year includes Mike Osterhaus (Melling Tool Company), Tim Anderson (Racepak), Scott Diehl (Driven Racing Oil), Dr. Robert Prucka (CU-ICAR), Justin Callies (CU-ICAR), Chris Brown (ARP Fasteners), Brad Green (Mahle), Billy Godbold (Comp Cams), Bob Sturk (Federal Mogul), Mark Cronquist (Joe Gibbs Racing Engines) and Ron Sledge (King Engine Bearing).

“Conference-goers can learn from the leaders in motorsports engineering as they share their trade secrets and offer one-on-one consultations that will help attendees gain a wealth of new knowledge in just three days,” said John Kilroy, PRI Trade Show producer. “The AETC is a terrific way to help kick off the most extensive Race Industry Week yet.”

The AETC will join Claude Rouelle’s famed OptimumG Vehicle Dynamics & Data Acquisition seminar as the opening events for this year’s Race Industry Week. The two opening day proceedings are among eight major events will take place in conjunction with this year’s PRI Trade Show, which will run Nov. 29 – Dec.1 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Overall, “Race Industry Week” is scheduled to include more than 35 special events to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Show.

Renowned Pro Stock drag racing engine builder Jon Kaase is just one of many attendees who not only attends the show, but also has become a regular at the AETC.

“I’ve learned about valve springs, spark plugs, basically, for every AETC presenter there are two or three things that stand out, “said Kaase. “It’s nice to be able to exchange ideas with not only the presenters, but other engine builders. Some of the best stuff you get is at lunch, just sitting down and networking. Nothing beats face-to-face interaction with your suppliers.”

Of course, Kaase, also admitted that he loves to go to Machinery Row at the PRI Trade Show "and lust after all that stuff."

“Race Industry Week allows suppliers and customers to be brought together and not only sell and purchase the latest innovations, but to better learn how to apply the technology that’s going to make you successful,” relayed Kilroy. “It’s invaluable for the racing industry to be able to combine events like this with the PRI Trade Show.”

The 25th Annual PRI Trade Show features the latest product lines of over 1,000 manufacturers of racing and high-performance automotive components, as well as precision machining equipment. It will be attended by approximately 38,000 racing business people from all over the United States, and from 70 countries. For more information, go to