GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2011) —Wes Collier has been named general manager of Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, it was announced today by NHRA. Collier had been serving as acting general manager of the historic facility since August 2010.
“Since taking over as acting general manager, Wes has shown strong leadership capabilities,” said Peter Clifford, executive vice president and general manager of NHRA. “Wes has gained the trust and respect of sponsors, marketing partners and the racing community at Lucas Oil Raceway and has demonstrated a desire to expand the facility’s offerings and services.”
Prior to serving as the facility’s acting general manager, Collier was named director of sales and marketing for Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis in May 2010. In the year leading up to that promotion, Collier had played a significant role in the sales and marketing activities at Lucas Oil Raceway. Collier also supported the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series marketing team as a marketing services manager at select events around the country. He joined NHRA in May 2005.
Since graduating from Ball State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports administration and business, Collier has held numerous operations and sales positions in Indianapolis in the areas of motorsports, college athletics and professional basketball.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011. As the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States, NHRA presents 22 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Get Screened America Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. Two NHRA-sanctioned bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels: the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.