Racing leaders headline PRI roundtable Leaders from around the world of motorsports in a variety of facets will convene to discuss and provide insight to the challenges and changing trends of the sport at the PRI Trade Show Industry Roundtable, Wed., December 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
The annual Industry Roundtable is one of a variety of events open to attendees of the 23rd Annual PRI Trade Show, which will run from Dec. 9-11 in Orlando. There is no cost for credentialed attendees.
Among those headlining the Industry Roundtable are:
- Randy Bernard, CEO of the Indy Racing League
- Scott Atherton, CEO of the American Le Mans Series
- Hugh Scully, MD, Chairman of the International Council of Motorsport Sciences
- Jerry Gappens, Executive V.P. & GM of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
- Ron Shaver, Founder of Shaver Enterprises
- Gerald Newton, Vice President of Arizona Sport Shirts
- Scooter Brothers, Dir. of R&D, part-owner of Competition Cams, AETC conference organizer
- Ken Schrader, NASCAR & ARCA Driver, Co-Owner of I-55 Raceway
“The PRI Trade Show is all about racing and what it takes to be successful,” said Steve Lewis, PRI Trade Show producer. “The Industry Roundtable provides the type of insight that will both allow our attendees to gather information on current issues, as well as to keep advised of future trends. Our goal is to provide not only the hardware to be successful in their racing businesses, but the knowledge as well.”
Legendary race engine builder Smokey Yunick created the Industry Roundtable as part of the PRI Trade Show to provide racing entrepreneurs a frank and open forum on key issues in racing today. In addition to the panel discussion, questions also will be taken from the attendees. FOX and SPEED television commentator and former NASCAR crew chief great Jeff Hammond continues to serve as the event moderator.
"For me, the Round Table offers challenges and opportunities to better understand what the everyday racer wants and needs," said Hammond, who won multiple championships to go along with 43 NASCAR Cup victories as a crew chief.
The 2010 PRI Trade Show, which will be held Dec. 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will feature more than 1,000 motorsports companies as exhibitors, displaying in 3,000 booths. Nearly 40,000 racing business people from all 50 states, and 65 countries, are expected to attend.