Jay Frye – IndyCar – President of Competition and Operations
to Present at Race Track Business Conference – 2017
One-Day Event Presented by National Speedway Directory at PRI Show
Wilmette, IL – (October 4, 2017) – For Immediate Release
An outstanding panel of presenters headlined by IndyCar – President of Competition and Operations, Jay Frye is the headline for the 6th annual Race Track Business Conference at the 2017 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.
Frye leads all operations, competition, and technical matters for the IndyCar Series, with a focus on ensuring the series delivers best racing product possible. Frye originally joined the company in 2013 as Chief Revenue Officer of Hulman Motorsports and led the combined team of IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway sponsorship sales, licensing and account services.
The event will be held just prior and in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Show, the centerpiece event for Race Industry Week 2017. The PRI Show runs from Thursday December 7 to Saturday December 9, 2017 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Occupying 750,000 square feet, it features over 1,100 companies in 3,400 booths with new racing technology and draws 40,000 buyers from across the US, as well as 70 countries.
“The RTBC-2017 will continue the dialogue for motorsports professionals away from the track. From digital media to analytics to ticketing to media, we expect to present a wide variety of sessions with expert panelists” said Tim Frost, publisher of National Speedway Directory, racing’s key source of information on race tracks and more.
Industry leaders from across racing will be among the expert presenters. They include:
  • Jay Frye | President of Competition and Operations | IndyCar
  • William A Bader, III | Owner | Summit Motorsports Park
  • Kathy Burrows | CEO | Sold Out Seating
  • Lauri Eberhart | Attorney | Apollo Sports Law Group
  • Diane Fitzgerald | President | RPM Foundation
  • Clay Harshaw | Asst Prof – Mtrsprts | Winston-Salem State University
  • Tiffany Hemmer | VP – Bus Affairs Legal Counsel | Andretti Autosport
  • Jim Liaw | President | Formula Drift
  • Jason Rittenberry | CEO | Kentucky Venues
  • Ralph Sheheen | Co-Founder | Turn 3 Media
  • Aaron Weiss | Consultant | Driven International Ltd.
  • John Waraniak | Vice President | SEMA
“The business of race tracks is unique and comes with special challenges,” said PRI General Manager Bill Miller. “No where else are race track owners and stakeholders able to collaborate and focus on the unique challenges in the industry.”
Prior to joining Hulman, Frye was the vice president and general manager at Red Bull Racing’s NASCAR team (2008-2011), which produced two points wins, 10 pole positions and a Cup Chase position in 2009. Frye was also chief executive officer and general manager of MB2 Motorsports from 1996-2007. Prior to his executive role on the NASCAR team side, Frye worked at Valvoline Racing and his extensive sales and marketing experience began with a variety of roles at Anheuser-Busch Inc.  Frye, a native of Rock Island, Ill., graduated with a marketing/education degree from the University of Missouri, where he played tight end and offensive tackle for four years for the Tigers’ football team. He and his wife, Danielle, have two daughters.
The lists of speakers and agenda items are tentative and subject to change.
The cost to attend RTBC-2017 is $250. This cost includes lunch and admission to the PRI Trade Show. Additional information can be found at www.racetrackbusinessconference.com or by contacting Tim Frost at (twfrost@speedwaysonline.com) or (847) 853-0294.
About National Speedway Directory
National Speedway Directory (www.speedwaysonline.com) is an information source for the motorsports industry. Published annually since 1975, the publication lists information on tracks, sanctions, publications, museums, and race schedules. In addition, they are the developers of Track Guide, a mobile app for the iPhone and Android.
About Performance Racing Industry
Performance Racing Industry, (www.performanceracing.com) monthly business magazine, is recognized as “The Voice of Racing Marketplace.”  Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributers, and teams.  The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show.