No form of motorsport has played a bigger role in the development of the performance parts industry than drag racing. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that drag racing will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of newly-launched EPARTRADE.
Debuting in June, EPARTRADE is a global trade-only online parts-sourcing platform for the racing industry that works 24/7 to connect performance parts suppliers with buyers around the globe. Imagine a parts failure at the track on Sunday afternoon and the ability to use your phone and find an upgrade from suppliers around the world on Sunday night. Ease of use and the ability to source product in a fast and efficient manner is what EPARTRADE offers, with the platform complimentary to registered buyers.
“In a sport where one-thousandth of a second can be the difference between winning and losing, having immediate access to the latest parts and innovation is crucial,” explained EPARTRADE founder Francisque Savinien. “The original racing trade shows revolved around drag racing and EPARTRADE.com is the next step for the racing world.”
Through EPARTRADE, suppliers can list their products with an affordable platform to market their products, while offering teams, engine builders, fabricators and other racing professionals the ability to access new parts and information in a fast and efficient manner.
“There’s usually no such thing as ‘after hours’ during the racing season,” said Jim Oberhofer, crew chief for the Kalitta Motorsports Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster. ”EPARTRADE will let us locate the parts we need, when we need them.”
Smaller teams and operations may benefit the most, though, as they will now have the ability to access the latest technology and information as soon as it becomes available.
“As a one-car team competing against numerous multi-car teams, it’s impossible to match their in-season development,” relayed Cruz Pedregon, owner of the NHRA Snap-on Funny Car. “EPARTRADE will provide us the opportunity to find the latest parts in mid-season and help level the playing field.”
As well as providing teams and builders access to the newest parts, EPARTRADE will be an ideal platform for smaller racing suppliers to connect to buyers that range from the high-volume programs to the sportsman teams running at local tracks.
EPARTRADE also features products and services designed for every form of racing.