Just over two-dozen exhibitors were recognized for innovation and excellence through Performance Racing Industrty’s Featured Product Awards program.
The motorsports industry’s best and brightest products were honored at the 33rd annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis earlier this month.

In all, nearly 30 exceptional parts and accessories were recognized by a panel of 12 judges representing traditional and new media, as well as sanctioning bodies and race tracks, from more than 340 entries in the PRI Show’s popular Featured Products Showcase. Entries are submitted by PRI exhibitors throughout the year, and are displayed in a dedicated area of Lucas Oil Stadium during the Show.

This year’s Featured Product Award judging, which took place on day one of the three-day Show, identified outstanding products across eight separate categories along with Judge’s Pick for overall excellence.

“There were lots of great new products, but Turbosmart’s StraightGate 50 stood out to me because I have a newfound understanding of why it’s important. With the precision and consistency that the StraightGate 50 would allow, I can see it being a game-changer.”

Alex Taylor, Alex Taylor Racing

Others agreed, as three more judges; Chad Reynolds from BangShift, Kevin Wells from Formula Drift, and Mike Galimi from ProMedia, also selected the StraightGate 50 as their Judge’s Pick for 2021.

A total of 25 PRI exhibitors received either a Judge’s Pick or a Category Award through the program. The complete list of winners is below, and can also be found on the PRI website, with additional information about the Featured Product Awards.

Best Accessory Product

  • Fastway Trailer Products, FLASH Integrated Scale Ball Mount
  • RaceQuip, FIA Composite Full Containment Seats
  • VP Racing Fuels Inc, VP Trigger Hose

Best Chassis Product

  • PE Racing, PE Mounting Clamps
  • Verkline, Front Lightweight Tubular Subframe Mercedes-AMG GT GT S GT C GT R Pro
  • Verkline, Full suspension set bundle – Toyota GR Yaris

Best Drivetrain Product

  • PEM Racing, PEM Carbon Fiber Drive Shaft
  • Sonnax, 4L80-E, 4L85-E Heavy Duty Input Shaft
  • Speedway Motors, Premium Lightweight Quick Change Gear Sets

Best Engine Product

  • AWA Forged Composites, Composite Lifters
  • Billet Connection – Clear View Filtration, Clear View Filtration’s New Billet Dry Sump Tanks
  • Turbosmart, Electronic StraightGate 50

Best In-Vehicle/Electronic/Telemetry Product

  • FuelTech ECU, FT550 EFI System
  • HP Tuners, MPVI2+
  • Intercomp, RFX Wireless Suspension Load Stick
  • VBOX Motorsport, VBOX Video HD Lite

Best Race Fluid

  • Engine Ice, Engine Ice High Performance Snowmobile and Winter Coolant and Antifreeze
  • VP Racing Fuels Inc., Speed Sauce
  • Wilwood Disc Brakes, XR Racing Brake Fluid

Best Shop Equipment

  • Blue Demon Welding Products, BlueArc 140MSI MIG-STICK Inverter Machine
  • Lincoln Electric, Square Wave® TIG 200 TIG Welder
  • United Race Parts, Tire Scraper

Best Suspension Product

  • Intercomp, RFX Wireless Suspension Load Stick
  • QA1, C5/C6 MOD Series Coil-Overs
  • QA1, GM 2.0 Control Arms

Judge’s Picks

AWA Forged Composites, Composite Lifters – awarded from Garrett Reed, American Muscle HD

Blue Demon Welding Products, BlueArc 140MSI MIG-STICK Inverter Machine – awarded from Joe Skotnicki, Race of Champions

EAT SLEEP RACE, 123 Count with Car Parts Book – awarded from Wes Buck, Drag Illustrated

Flagtronics by Ballenger Motorsports, Flagtronics FT200 Kit – awarded from JA Ackley, Outside Groove

FUELAB, 40501 Brushless Spur Gear 6GPM – awarded from Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway

FUELAB, 40501 Brushless Spur Gear 6GPM – awarded from David Kennedy, NHRA

ProCharger Supercharger Systems, CrankDrive™ F-4X-140 – awarded from Brian Dunlap, World Racing Group

RaceQuip, RaceQuip PRO20 Carbon Fiber Top-Air – awarded from Karl Fredrickson, Speedway Illustrated

Turbosmart, Electronic StraightGate 50 – awarded from Alex Taylor, Alex Taylor Racing

Turbosmart, Electronic StraightGate 50 – awarded from Chad Reynolds, BangShift

Turbosmart, Electronic StraightGate 50 – awarded from Kevin Wells, Formula Drift

Turbosmart, Electronic StraightGate 50 – awarded from Mike Galimi, ProMedia