Paul Jones Joins Palm Beach Driving Club as Managing Director
The Palm Beach Driving Club (PBDC), an exclusive members-only club for automotive enthusiasts at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Jones as managing director.
The preeminent driving club is South Florida’s premier destination for car aficionado’s to drive their classic or high-performance automobiles on a professional road course at Palm Beach International Raceway’s two-mile, 10-turn circuit. The world-class facility is located just minutes away from West Palm Beach, Florida where members have access to pristine beaches, high-end shopping, dining, nightlife and multiple attractions.
New PBDC managing director, Mr. Jones is a lifelong Floridian and is returning to the Sunshine State after launching the successful startup of Fittipaldi Exotic Driving in Texas; which operates at Motor Speedway Resort in Houston, Driveway Austin and Texas Motor Speedway. As a co-founder/partner in Fittipaldi Exotic Driving, he was instrumental in taking a concept to a revenue generating business within six months and as the director of sales, Mr. Jones was also responsible for incentive market, corporate events, team building programs and automotive events.
Prior to launching Fittipaldi Exotic Driving, his motorsports background includes: director of sales at Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney Speedway in Orlando, Florida and Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. In addition, Mr. Jones was involved with the creation of the Exotic Driving Experience operating at Walt Disney Speedway, Daytona International Speedway and other speedway locations throughout the Southeast.
“The Palm Beach Driving Club is dedicated to providing our members with a high-quality and innovative experience like nothing else in the country,” stated Mr. Jones, PBDC managing director. “I am excited to be a part of this exclusive driving club and help elevate their drive for excellence.”
PBDC members enjoy up to 60 exclusive member driving days each year, private instruction with a professional racer, year-round track access, exclusive invites to private events in the surrounding area as well as to prestigious motorsports events in the United States and Europe. The facility features a 2,500 square foot luxury chalet for entertaining, an exclusive catering staff, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, VIP trailer and timing tower.
“We believe Paul’s previous marketing, sales and event planning experience in the hospitality industry with Southwest Airlines Vacations, Hilton Hotels and Disney World Resort will enhance our members experience and enhance PBDC,” stated Darren Thompson, PBIR president. “We look forward to his valued contribution at continued growth of PBDC as the preeminent private, members-only exotic racing club in North America.”
The road course at PBIR hosts more than 1,000 events year-round which range from high-level national events to automotive manufacturers, professional and club-level racing series, along with a variety of other events such as concerts, corporate hospitality, product launches and much more.
For additional information or to apply for PBDC membership, please visit www.RacePBDC.com or call (561) 578-5628.