Native son Tim Ramsberger announced as new general manager of Grand Prix of St. Pete. DOVER, DE - Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:DVD) has announced the hiring of Timothy Ramsberger to the position of General Manager of the Grand Prix of St.
Native son Tim Ramsberger announced as new general manager of Grand Prix of St. Pete.
DOVER, DE - Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:DVD) has announced the hiring of Timothy Ramsberger to the position of General Manager of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Ramsberger is an attorney who specializes in sports law as well as sports management consulting and representation. He also is a native of St. Petersburg and has been actively involved in numerous major sporting events.
A graduate of Florida State University's Law School, Ramsberger also received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Florida State and an MBA from Rollins College. Ramsberger's first work with major sporting events was as Deputy Venue Executive Director and Venue Operations Director for the World Cup 1994 soccer games played in Orlando, Florida. He then worked in venue management for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. Following that, Ramsberger worked in event programming and business affairs for Disney Sports Attractions in Orlando, Florida.
"We are pleased to have Tim Ramsberger as part of the Dover Motorsports, Inc. family," said Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of Dover Motorsports, Inc. "His experience in the sporting realm is noteworthy, and the fact that he also is from the St. Petersburg area should serve him well in his efforts to help make the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg one of the major sporting events in the state of Florida."
Ramsberger also feels that the experience gained in working international sporting events should be a major plus in promoting the Champ Car Series, which features many international racers.
"Having worked in virtually all aspects of large international sporting events, I hope to bring some valuable experience to the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg," said Ramsberger. "I very much appreciate Dover Motorsports, Inc., making me feel so welcome. I look forward to working with the people with CART and the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach. My goal is to make this race a must-see event for our state, our region and even internationally."
Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a leading promoter of motorsports events in the United States. The Company owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; owns and operates the new Nashville Superspeedway complex near Nashville, Tennessee; owns and operates Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis Motorsports Park near Memphis, Tennessee; and organizes and promotes the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California; the Grand Prix of Denver in Denver, Colorado, and the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida.