Wilmette, IL – (October 11, 2016) – An outstanding panel of presenters headlined by Indianapolis Motor Speedway President, Doug Boles is being assembled for the 5th annual Race Track Business Conference at the 2016 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.
Boles is responsible for the daily operations of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including all world-class racing events at the facility – the Indianapolis 500, Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and Brickyard 400, He also is responsible for exploring and expanding business opportunities for the Speedway.
The event will be held just prior and in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Show, the centerpiece event for Race Industry Week 2016. The PRI Show runs from Thursday December 8 to Saturday December 10, 2016 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Occupying 566,000 square feet, it features over 1,200 companies in 3,000 booths with new racing technology and draws 40,000 buyers from across the US, as well as 70 countries.
“The RTBC-2016 will continue the dialogue for motorsports professionals away from the track. From risk management to track operations to sanctions to safety to media, we expect to present a wide variety of sessions with expert panelists,” said Tim Frost, publisher of National Speedway Directory, racing’s key source of information on race tracks and more.
Industry leaders from across racing will be among the expert presenters. They include:
Doug Boles | President | Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Dave Dusick | Founder | Race Track Engineering
Christian Epp | Director | Tilke GmbH & Co. KG
Darren Hickey | Vice President | Gregory & Appel Insurance
John Kalejta | Manager | Geobrugg North America, LLC
Gavin Knapp | Director | SEMA
Ron Knoch | President | DIESEL Motorsports
Jeff Ladd | President | Sports Insurance Specialists, LLC
Jim Liaw | President | Formula Drift
Brad Oleshansky | CEO | M1 Concourse
John Oreovicz | Journalist | ESPN
Chip Pankow | President | Red Bull Global Rally Cross
Scott Peterson | Director – Motorsports | TSMGI
Paul Pfanner | CEO | Racer Magazine
Neeraj Sharma | Head of Growth | Rally Bus
Ralph Sheheen | Co-Founder | Turn 3 Media
John Waraniak | Vice President | SEMA
“The business of race tracks is unique and comes with unique challenges,” said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. “No where else are race track owners and stakeholders able to collaborate and focus on the unique challenges in the industry.”
With over 20 years of executive-level motorsports experience, Boles has served as chief operating officer, vice president of communications and director of public relations for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was a founding partner of Panther Racing – one of IndyCar’s most successful teams. A Butler University graduate Boles, has a law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis,
The lists of speakers and agenda items are tentative and subject to change.
The cost to attend RTBC-2016 is $250. This cost includes lunch and admission to the PRI Trade Show. Additional information can be found at www.racetrackbusinessconference.com or by contacting Tim Frost at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (847) 853-0294.
About National Speedway Directory
National Speedway Directory (www.speedwaysonline.com) is an information source for the motorsports industry. Published annually since 1975, the publication lists information on tracks, sanctions, publications, museums, and race schedules. In addition, they are the developers of Track Guide, a mobile app for the iPhone and Android.
About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry, (www.performanceracing.com) monthly business magazine, is recognized as “The Voice of Racing Marketplace.” Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributors, and teams. The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show.