ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) has canceled the 2020 PRI Trade Show that was scheduled for Dec. 10-12 in Indianapolis.
PRI said its decision was related to "mounting uncertainty related to the coronavirus," which resulted in an environment that would not have been conducive to a productive trade show.
"It is with great disappointment that we announce that the 2020 PRI Trade Show will not take place," PRI President Jamie Meyer said.
"Our goal is to always do what is best for the motorsports industry, and PRI will continue to lead with business solutions for an ever-changing future."
The announcement came after months of working closely with the Visit Indy team, the Indiana Convention Center staff and other Indianapolis officials to develop a plan for a safe and productive PRI Trade Show, PRI said.
The organization is committed to supporting motorsports parts manufacturers, resellers, racetracks, race teams, sanctioning bodies, media and racers themselves, through legislative advocacy, training, and more.
Full refunds for PRI Trade Show exhibitor booth deposits will be issued, PRI said.
Mr. Meyer, a performance specialist at General Motors Co. for the past 15 years, took over as head of PRI, a Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) property, in May.
He is tasked with leading the PRI team in increasing engagement and support for the industry through enhanced programs and services for the motorsports community.
SEMA acquired the PRI Show, held annually in December in Indianapolis, in 2012.