IRG Sports + Entertainment Enhance Memphis International Raceway Management Team

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Leadership Team Reaffirms Commitment to Drag Strip at Multi-Purpose Facility

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (February 19, 2019) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and parent company IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE), announce the addition of motorsports industry veterans Dominic Blasco and Bob Fairey to the MIR management team enhancing and reinforcing the commitment to the multi-purpose facility.

Dominic Blasco, General Manager at IRGSE owned Cordova (Ill.) International Raceway, will support Memphis International Raceway on a part-time basis in a management role overseeing operations for all major events.  Blasco, a former MIR employee, has an extensive motorsports background that includes event and operations management, drag strip track preparation and experience with various drag racing events including the popular small tire class. 

Bob Fairey continues at MIR in an expanded role that includes management of facility maintenance, operations, special projects, along with drag strip track preparation. He will work under the supervision of Blasco. 

Together they bring more than four decades of operations management and drag racing experience to the MIR team.  

Both Blasco and Fairey report to Memphis International Raceway President, Tim Packman.

“With the recent addition of Dominic Blasco and Bob Fairey we want racers, fans and the local community to know that we are fully committed to the growth of MIR with a continued emphasis on the drag strip as we add and enhance our 2019 event schedule. Our goal is to make MIR the premier motorsports destination in the Mid-South,” said IRGSE President and CEO Lou Partenza.

“In addition to reopening the paved oval track and making improvements to the road course, we recently repaved the drag strip return road and are redoing the water / burnout box as we continue to invest in our MIR facility. Street Outlaws’ JJ Da Boss calls MIR home.  When it comes to drag racing, we are all in.”  

Upcoming major events at MIR include USAC Silver Crown Series, The 33rd annual Original Super Chevy Show, IHRA Summit Super Series, NASCAR, Street Outlaws, Grudge Racing, NMCA Memphis Homecoming, Street Warriorz, the Great American Bracket Race, Late Models, NASA Pro Racing and more at the three distinct racing venues on property at MIR.  

For more information about Memphis International Raceway visit RaceMIR.com or call (901) WOW-RACE (901-969-7223).
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Memphis International Raceway:

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is the Mid-South’s premier racing destination for racers and spectators alike. It is located minutes outside of Memphis in Millington, Tenn., and includes a 1/4-mile drag strip sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association, a 1.8-mile road course and a NASCAR 3/4-mile paved tri-oval. 

Prestigious events such as the original Super Chevy Show, NASCAR races and the IHRA Summit SuperSeries World Finals take place at the facility. For more information on MIR, visit raceMIR.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @RaceMIR.

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