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NHRA legend John Force, an iconic, 15-time Funny Car champion, might end his career in a Top Fuel dragster because of sponsorship changes coming to his organization.

“With Ford leaving, if I don’t find a new manufacturer, John Force Racing will have to evolve,” Force said. “That could possibly mean moving another Funny Car to a dragster.”

John Force and John Force Racing always has competed in the Funny Car class, winning 17 championships over the last 21 NHRA seasons. But JFR added a dragster this season  …  More

Action sports company DaKine has been acquired by San Francisco-based private investment firm Altamont Capital Partners. Following the sale’s completion July 23, DaKine announced that its president Francois Carrete had stepped down, and that Leslie Lane of Altamont Capital will assume the role of chairman and CEO.

The $70 million sale occurred as part of a rescue deal between Billabong and Altamont, in an effort to reduce Billabong’s debt   …  More

BIG BEAR LAKE • Two ski resorts that draw visitors from around the world may get a new owner.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the corporation that owns Snow Summit and Bear Mountain is up for sale — and there’s no minimum price.

Snow Summit Ski Corp. has hired an international banking firm to sell its 60-year-old operations. President Richard Kun says   …  More

Quiksilver, Inc. ZQK +1.70% today announced that, subject to market and other conditions, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, QS Wholesale, Inc. (together, the “Issuers”), plan to offer $250 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the “2018 Notes”) and $250 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes” and, together with the 2018 Notes, the “Notes”).

The Notes will be general senior obligations of the Issuers and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior basis by certain of Quiksilver’s current U.S. subsidiaries   …  More