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Memphis International Raceway Announces Hiring of Director of Operations Dominic Blasco

Monday, April 4, 2016
Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is pleased to announce and welcome Dominic Blasco as the new Director of Operations. Mr. Blasco will be responsible for all drag strip racing operations effective immediately.  

Mr. Blasco is a native of Chicago and has been around drag racing his entire adult life.  He was first introduced to drag racing by family members and he never looked back.  From the dream of racing and participating with bikes, go karts, and his first racecar (‘64 Chevelle), Mr. Blasco quickly became interested in making a difference in the motorsports industry and became co-owner of Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, WI. In 2012, he and his wife, Teri, took the next step in becoming owner-operator of Sikeston Raceway in Sikeston, MO. Over the last several years, Mr. and Mrs. Blasco took on the task of making many improvements to the facility including; concrete walls, timing system, fire-safety system, as well as maintaining a track that was consistent. 

“Memphis is very excited to have Dominic join our team,” stated Pam Kendrick MIR vice president and general manager. “He will oversee and manage all racing operations.  Paul Cartwright will remain manager working with Dominic on a regular basis. Bringing these two powerhouses together in Memphis takes us to the next level and allows us to provide quality, efficiency and a premier racing facility in the Mid-South,” Kendrick continued.

“I am making the transition of track owner to Director of Operations over the next several weeks,” remarked Mr. Blasco. “I’m leaving a well-oiled machine in Sikeston, MO to join the ¼-mile championship racing facility of Memphis International Raceway. The new owner’s at Sikeston are excited to take the lead at the facility that I owned and molded for them. I am looking forward to my next chapter in drag racing and the many opportunities Memphis has to offer. The fan and racer experience is very important and is an area I will focus on immediately.” 

The 2016 season kicked off last month at MIR and they are gearing up for the world’s largest automotive show this weekend as the original Super Chevy Show returns for the 30th year. The three-day event features nonstop drag racing, a Chevy only car and truck show, swap meet, vendor midway and much more. Advance tickets are now available at https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=35693.

For more information about the Mid-South’s premiere motorsports facility, please visit RaceMIR.com or call (901) WOW- Race.

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