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IRG Sports + Entertainment Announces Two New Executives to Join Leadership Team

JUPITER, Florida / NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (March 29, 2016) –  IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) has announced the appointment of two new executives to its leadership team as part of the reorganization of the company. Aaron Weiss joins Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) as president and Darren Thompson as International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) vice president administration & logistics. Newly appointed PBIR president Mr. Weiss is responsible for all of Palm Beach International Raceway’s business matters, including operations, ticketing, finance, communications and marketing. He brings with him an extensive background in the motorsports industry and as well as PBIR. Mr. Weiss was the former president & chief operating officer of the facility in 2006 when it was formerly named Moroso Motorsports Park. In addition, Mr. Weiss has owned multiple businesses in racing and worked at Monticello Motor Club, a premier automotive country club and private race track, as the executive vice president. PBIR is an IRGSE-owned property located in South Florida and includes an IHRA-sanctioned drag strip, 2.22-mile...

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The International Hot Rod Association Names Mike Dunn As President

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE), proud portfolio company of TPG; parent company to the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); one of the fastest-growing professional racing circuits globally, today, announced that Mike Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization in advance of the complete reorganization of the company and its various operations. Dunn, one of the most successful drivers and team organizers in the history of motorsports, joins the IHRA after spending the last 14 years as the face of major league professional drag racing for ESPN. “We welcome Mike Dunn, one of the most respected figures not just in drag racing but in all of motorsports, to the IRGSE family of companies and specifically the IHRA as we begin to reshape the entire organization; Racing Operations, Television and Digital, Licensing, Track and Individual Membership and a newly developed Team Ownership Sponsorship Business Unit into a first class motorsports and entertainment platform. The future of the IHRA intends on delivering the world’s fastest race cars, in important...

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TEN: The Enthusiast Network and IRG Sports + Entertainment Announce a Multi-Year Partnership

Duo joins forces to bring major events to automotive enthusiasts JUPITER, Florida (January 13, 2016) -The world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, TEN: The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRGSE) announced a multi-year partnership that will bring a number of highly sought after automotive events to IRGSE venues. TEN’s portfolio of events include: HOT ROD Power Tour, LOWRIDER Super Show, HOT ROD Drag Week, CAR CRAFT Summer Nationals, Great American Racing Series, and HOT ROD Engine Masters.    The new partnership pairs the leading marketer and promoter of sports and live entertainment experiences with the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD, and GRINDTV. TEN’s media portfolio includes more than 50 publications, 60 websites, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/outdoor sports media platform. The two organizations will work together to deliver an unmatched at-track racer and fan experience. This relationship also extends benefits to all of the member tracks of the International Hot...

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