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Memphis International Raceway Enhances Staff with Addition of Cartwright and Williford

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 12, 2012 (Millington, Tenn.) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Paul Cartwright and Glynn Williford to the team.Cartwright joins MIR as Director of Operations and Williford as Director of Sales & Marketing.

They will assist in the growth of Memphis International Raceway as we head into our first full season of racing since Moroso Investment Partners acquired the facility in 2011.  
Cartwright joins the MIR team as the Director of Operations and brings a wide range of experience and knowledge from the industry to MIR. Cartwright will be responsible for the growth and development of current racing programs as well as development and implementation of new programs.   Cartwright served as Race Operations Manager in Memphis under the former ownership group as well as Drag Manager for Heartland Park in Topeka, KS and NO Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, LA.
Williford joins the MIR team as the Director of Sales & Marketing and will be responsible for enhancing, developing and growing sponsorships, group ticket sales, hospitality, suites and expo areas of Memphis International Raceway.  Williford, a native of Jackson, Tennessee brings considerable local and regional industry experience having been raised in the sport and being a part of the sport and industry for several years.  
“We have one of the most versatile and premier motorsport and entertainment facilities and it is my goal to assemble a great team at MIR,” said Pam Kendrick, Vice-President of MIR. “By adding Cartwright and Williford to the team, we are on the right track to success. Their diverse experience and first-hand knowledge of the racing industry will continue to guide MIR to expand in many ways.”
To keep up to date with all the action at Memphis International Raceway, visit www.raceMIR.com, www.facebook.com/MemphisIntlRaceway and www.twitter.com/raceMIR

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About Memphis International Raceway: Memphis International Raceway is a multi-faceted venue and one of the most popular raceways in the Midwest for racers and spectators alike. As a leader in its operating form and function, MIR seeks to provide its drivers with a higher level of challenge, excellence and opportunity. MIR boasts three complete tracks, including a high-performance road course, an historic drag strip and a 3/4 mile paved tri-oval. The 1.8 mile road course features fast and challenging corners all set up by long straight-aways and is considered one of the most competitive in the Midwest. MIR is sanctioned by the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) after being a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sanctioned facility for much of its life for racing events. For more information on MIR, please visit the venue’s website at www.RaceMIR.com.

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