Alton, Va. (April 25) -- VIRginia International Raceway is proud to announce the appointment of Joshua N. Lief as the facility's new general manager, effective immediately. Josh is a lifelong motorsports enthusiast and an active participant...
Alton, Va. (April 25) -- VIRginia International Raceway is proud to announce the appointment of Joshua N. Lief as the facility's new general manager, effective immediately.
Josh is a lifelong motorsports enthusiast and an active participant in club and vintage racing. He comes to VIR after serving as its General Counsel for several years at the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks and Miller, where he focused his legal practice on business law, commercial litigation and government relations. Before joining Sands Anderson, Josh served the Commonwealth of Virginia as Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, where he was an integral member of Virginia's economic development team.
Josh is also one of the founders of the Virginia Motorsports Coalition, a 501(c)(6)-trade association made up of tracks, teams and other racing businesses. As an attorney and consultant, he has provided counsel to a wide range of motorsports businesses throughout the United States. Moreover, Josh recently headed up the Greater Richmond region's pursuit of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In addition to joining VIR, Josh has formed Lief Consulting Services, LLC, to continue to serve a select group of motorsports clients.
"We are thrilled to have Josh Lief join us as general manager," said VIR co-owner and managing partner Connie Nyholm. "Josh brings a unique management perspective to VIR, and his extensive contacts throughout the motorsports industry and Virginia business communities will help him to not only take VIR to the next level, but also to lead it into the future."
"I am very excited to be joining the great staff at VIR," said Lief. "Harvey Siegel and Connie Nyholm have developed a first-class facility that is renowned throughout the racing community, and I am particularly excited about the opportunity to create jobs in Southside Virginia."
VIRginia International Raceway is a multi-purpose road racing facility, located on the Dan River between Danville and South Boston, Va., and just north of historic Milton, N.C. In addition to its 3.27-mile natural-terrain road racing circuit, VIR is the cornerstone of VIR Club, America's first motorsports country club; the VIR Raceplex Industrial Park; the VIR Gallery, a sales showroom for high-end collector and racing cars; Plantation Valley Kart Track, a 5/8-mile paved karting circuit; The Lodge at VIR, a 27-room trackside hotel; and the Oak Tree Tavern, a full-service restaurant located within the circa-1840 Plantation Clubhouse.