Now in subscribers’ e-mail is Racing Promotion Monthly issue 47.02. The latest edition, complements of K&K Insurance and Hoosier Racing Tire, features… Dan Robinson is 41st ARPY, Thompson Speedway’s World Series, is Outstanding Event Award Winner,
Workshops Return to Reno in November, Workshops Achievement Awards presented to Gibson, Voeltz, Stokes, Legalert: Track Rental Risks; Directory of Services, Best vendors a click away. Read Issue 47.02 on your phone, your tablet, your computer as a PDF, or online on computer, tablet, or smartphone here: Online Edition. Download issue 47.02 here: PDF File. Promoters, track owners, racing officials, tours, series, club officials, if you are not an enrolled RPM reader, subscribe today HERE to ensure you receive each new issue of the “The Idea Newsletter for Auto Racing Promoters.”
The RPM Promoters Workshops announced today the 45th Annual Workshops Series will kick off November 29, 2017 at the Eldorado Hotel & Casino. The rechristened RPM@Reno Workshop, which replaces the RPM@Vegas Workshop of the last two years, will feature two-days of informational and networking sessions. The Workshop also returns to its traditional Workshop week, convening Thursday, and Friday, November 30 and December 1, 2017, preceded by a welcome reception Wednesday evening November 29. Preparation for the Workshop is underway with details on presenters and discussion topics available midsummer. The 45th Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series will continue in Indianapolis, December 6, 2017, and conclude at Daytona Beach, February 12, 2018. The 44th Annual Series concluded its run today in Daytona Beach with remarks by special guest, former NASCAR Cup Series director, John Darby and eight sessions, including Daytona International Speedway security director Stephen Beres’ outline of best practices for risk assessment, and incident prevention in a time of terrorism and public disturbances. Consultant Mike Lysakowski offered a refresher on effective PR and Zachary and Joe Skotnicki, of the Race of Champions Series, talked with promoters about teens’ entertainment preferences. Additional discussions covered best practices for policing and confiscation of unapproved parts, ideas for improved management of multi-day race events, an update on “The State of the Crate,” with Bill Martens of Chevrolet Performance, and a “lightning round” discussing ideas for race night efficiencies.
Dan Robinson, promoter of Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway, was revealed today as recipient of the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Award, sponsored by Racing Promotion Monthly and Charlotte Motor Speedway, in ceremonies at the Hilton Daytona Beach. Readers of Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, chose Robinson from among six regional nominees. Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Region One, Eastern Region: Josh Vanada, Thompson (CT) Speedway Motorsports Park; Region Two, Southeastern Region: Tim & Pat Bryant, Five Flags (FL) Speedway; Region Three, Central Region: Gary & Donna Howe, Kalamazoo (MI) Speedway; Region Four, Northern Region: Dan and Scott Ratajczak, and Toby Kruse, 141 (WI) Speedway; Region Five, Great Plains Region: Dan Robinson, Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway; Region Six, Southwest and Western Region: Doug & Traci Hobbs, Evergreen (WA) Speedway. Vanada received his first nomination, the Ratajczaks and Kruse, their second, Robinson, his fourth, and The Hobbs, their third. Kruse was earlier nominated for his operation at Marshalltown (IA) Speedway. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park’s World Series of Speedway Racing, which this season celebrates 55 years, received the Racing Promotion Monthly Award for Outstanding Annual Short Track Event.
Tuesday will feature special guest, former NASCAR Cup Series director, John Darby. Presenters during the two-day Workshop include 40th Auto Racing Promoter of the Year Gray Garrison, Bowman Gray (NC) Stadium. Garrison shared the secrets of 68 years of continuous success at the track that resides in a public football stadium. Attorneys Cary Agajanian and Paul Tetreault, of the Agajanian Law Firm, brought promoters up-to-date on case law and 2016 court decisions that affect racing. Tuesday sessions also include Daytona International Speedway security director Stephen Beres who will outline best practices for risk assessment, and incident prevention in a time of terrorist acts and public disturbances. Publisher, announcer, and consultant, Mike Lysakowski, Motorsports Aspects, will offer a refresher on effective PR and Billy Thomas, East Alabama Motor Speedway, will share his ideas for increasing efficiency during multi-day race events, Zachary and Joe Skotnicki, of the Race of Champions Series, will talk with promoters about teens’ entertainment preferences. Additional discussions include best practices for policing and confiscation of unapproved parts, fans use of live streaming apps on mobile devices during race events, an appraisal of the 2016 season, and a “lightning round” discussing ideas for race night efficiencies.
The Workshops and Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group; Inc. and Hoosier Racing Tire. The 44th Workshops Series was produced with additional sponsorship support from: INEX, Chevrolet Performance, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, Simes Graphic Designs, RACEceiver, Advertising Edge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Firethorn Marketing, IMCA, MyRacePass, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and FuelTix.
Attention short track promoters! RPM@Daytona convenes in mere hours! You can be there, 9 a.m. sharp, tomorrow. Get your credentials this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Hilton Daytona Beach, 100 North Atlantic Ave. Who will be revealed as the 41st Auto Racing Promoter of the Year? Fifteen sessions including special guest speaker John Darby. Networking, trade show, ideas that will increase car counts, ticket sales, and sponsorship. Why not make the most of your day in Daytona Beach before tonight’s races, and your last chance to make your 2017 season your best ever.
Headed for Daytona Beach? Already in Florida? You can still join promoters at the RPM@Daytona Workshop, Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village, 100 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach. Sessions, 9:00 a.m., Monday February 20. Pick up your credential at the Workshop. There’s no added cost for late entries. See what the RPM Promoters Workshops can mean to the success of your track in 2017. RacingPromotionMonthly.Com
Promoters! Don’t miss your last chance to make the 2017 season your best ever. RPM@Daytona offers 15 sessions, networking, and the industry’s best vendors in the Workshops trade show. You can still reserve credentials online HERE. The mail-in and FAX deadlines have come and gone, but web registration remains open until February 16. Get a complete session schedule HERE. See you in Daytona Beach!
Your last chance before 2017 roars to life at your track! The credential deadline for RPM@Daytona is past. But, don’t let that stop you from experiencing the Workshops. FAX your reservation, reserve online, or e-mail it today, or get your credential on-site. There is no penalty for late entry at RPM@Daytona, February 20. See what the RPM Promoters Workshops can mean to the success of your track in 2017. RacingPromotionMonthly.Com