Track Names Doug Fritz as CEO, Stan Clement As President
NEWTON, Iowa — SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 — Doug Fritz, former president of Richmond International Raceway, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Iowa Speedway. Fritz, along with President Stan Clement, will lead Iowa Speedway’s long-term strategic initiatives, events and facilities development and capital reinvestments.
“Iowa Speedway is one of the fastest-growing entertainment and motorsports venues in the country, and I’m thrilled to be joining their team,” says Fritz. “I’m really looking forward to working closely with the loyal race fans and supporters of Iowa Speedway, as well as the staff. Together, we will continue to elevate Iowa Speedway into a premier motorsports destination. The fans will always be our number-one priority, and we will continue to enhance their experience.”
Conrad Clement, chairman of Iowa Speedway, believes Fritz’s industry knowledge will help position the track for record-breaking growth in 2012.
“My family and I have known Doug for more than 20 years through our involvement with Featherlite Trailers,” says Clement. “We worked with him during his previous role at NASCAR as Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, and most recently, while President of Richmond International Raceway. Doug has 25 years of experience in the motorsports industry and his career has been marked by outstanding accomplishments. We have witnessed his abilities and successes first-hand, and we are very excited to have him as a senior executive on our team.”
According to Iowa Speedway co-owner and NASCAR racing legend Rusty Wallace, Fritz has an amazing ability to promote events. “He is able to connect with fans, sponsors and competitors to make a race truly special. He’s definitely an industry leader and will take Iowa Speedway to the next level.”
Next year’s schedule includes two NASCAR Nationwide, two NASCAR Camping World Truck and two NASCAR K&N Pro Series races; plus stops from the IZOD IndyCar, ARCA Series, USAC and ASA Midwest Tour. Season ticket renewal packets are in the mail and are available immediately online at www.iowaspeedway.com. For more information please call 866-RUSTY-GO.
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton , Iowa . The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Iowa Speedway is designed for year-round use and includes 30,000 permanent grandstand seats. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, visit www.iowaspeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway to learn more.