Ron Lemasters comes home to ASA.
Pendleton, IN (March 19, 2003) - In its 35 years, the American Speed Association has been home to many people, all of whom have combined to make the organization one of the most respected in the motorsports industry. Many of those return, in some form or fashion, to contribute once again.
Ron Lemasters Jr., former editor of Circle Track Magazine, has joined ASA as Director of Public Relations and Publications. Lemasters, from nearby Muncie (IN), worked with ASA in 1986-87 as a writer and technical official.
The 37-year-old Lemasters will oversee ASA's corporate publications, including Inside ASA Racing, as well as event programs and other projects. In addition, he will assume day-to-day control of the company's public relations.
"The American Speed Association, under the leadership of (President and CEO) Steve Dale and (Executive Vice-President and General Manager) Mark Gundrum, is definitely an organization with a clear vision of the future," Lemasters said. "It is exciting and gratifying to be part of that vision. I grew up around ASA and have always followed it, and I am proud to be able to come home and help take ASA to even higher levels of success."
Lemasters began his career as a writer in 1981, working as a sports reporter for The Muncie Star. In 1988, he joined the staff of National Speed Sport News in Ridgewood (NJ) as a staff assistant to Editor and Publisher Chris Economaki.
In 1993, Lemasters was named Associate Editor of NSSN and four years later helped oversee the company's move from northern New Jersey to the Charlotte (NC) area.
In 1999, Lemasters left NSSN for the motorsports module of Country.com, the Internet home of The Nashville Network. As an associate editor, he was responsible for coverage of TNN's many motorsports interests including ASA, the World of Outlaws sprint cars and NASCAR. Two years later, Lemasters moved to Circle Track Magazine as its Editor, focusing on the technical side of racing.
As a freelance writer, Lemasters has written for Sprint Car and Midget and Stock Car Racing magazines and recently designed and built a sponsorship magazine for Masterfoods USA, makers of M&M's Candies.
Lemasters and his wife, Chris, currently live in Concord (NC) with their two daughters, 4- year-old Jordan and 9-month-old Devon. The family will relocate to Central Indiana in the near future.
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