The Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) has awarded Jason Rittenberry, President & Chief Executive Officer of IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the "Innovator of the Year" award. The inaugural award was presented by Diamond Ticketing Systems at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana last week.
"IRG has been rapidly expanding their presence on and off the track and on multiple platforms, raising the bar for the industry," said David Hutton, VP of Diamond Ticketing Systems.
"I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the entire team at IRG, the IHRA and our track properties. We continue to implement our vision to transform the sport of drag racing for the fans and racers. 2014 was a tremendous year for us, but I am even more excited and optimistic about what we have planned for 2015," said Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG).
Street Car Drags, sponsored by Gordon & Doner, returns to PBIR’s Drag Strip on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Don’t miss this once-a-year event featuring exotics and muscle cars racing head to head! Duels include a 610 hp Lamborghini Huracan versus a 616 hp McLaren MP4-12C, a 640 hp SRT Viper TA versus a 707 hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and a 691 hp Tesla Model S P85D versus a 570 hp Mercedes-Benz E63S AMG.
We are pleased to once again partner with the Professional Racers Owners Organization, Inc. (PRO) in hosting the fifth annual PRO Winter Warm-up presented by Bennett Auto Supply on January 16 and 17, 2015.
The largest drag racing event in South Florida, PRO Winter Warm-up features professional drivers and race teams, testing and tuning Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars under the lights at PBIR's Drag Strip. With no points or purses on the line, the teams prepare for their 2015 racing season with performance tests and practice runs at PBIR.