Larry Crum Named IHRA Media and Publicity Manager
NORWALK, Ohio - Feld Motor Sports International Hot Rod Association division has hired Larry Crum to the position of Media and Publicity Manager
Crum comes to IHRA following three years as sports editor for the Ohio Valley Publishing newspaper chain, where he was an accredited NASCAR media member and award-winning AP photographer.
"Larry is the kind of passionate, "can-do" employee we count on to wear many different hats, "said IHRA Vice President Jim Marchyshyn. "Larry's mandate is to increase national visibility, work closely with IHRA racers and sponsors and develop a strong rapport between our media platforms, including press, Drag Review Magazine and the IHRA family of websites."
"I'm extremely excited to be joining Team IHRA. As a fan of all racing, including drag racing, I can't wait to get started," Crum said. "I look forward to working with the fans, drivers and the IHRA/Feld Motor Sports team. I am extremely excited to be able to work at something I love"
Crum is a Marshall University graduate and will be based at IHRA headquarters in Norwalk, Ohio. His first day at IHRA will be February 9th.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Ohio, the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA), a division of Feld Motor Sports, promotes professional, semi-professional and local-level racing opportunities for drivers at all levels. The $21.5 million IHRA Nitro Jam™ Drag Racing Series is a 10-event North American professional drag racing circuit. In 2009, the series will be comprised of eight events in major cities throughout the United States and two in Canada. IHRA also hosts the Champion System Sportsman Nationals presented by VP Racing Fuels, at seven facilities in the United States. The Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by Mr. Gasket consists of competition at national events and 40 events in six regional divisions, while the IHRA Summit SuperSeries is contested nearly every weekend at over 85 IHRA-sanctioned tracks. Providing a safe environment to develop future stars, IHRA offers the Junior Dragster Racing Series for youths ages 8-17 as well as stand-alone, action-packed "Thunder Jam" shows. More information can be found at www.nitrojam.com.
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