Lachelle Seymour joins communications staff

SEYMOUR ADDED TO NHRA COMMUNICATIONS STAFF GLENDORA, Calif. -- Lachelle Seymour has been hired as a media relations manager for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Director of Media Relations Anthony Vestal announced today. ...

SEYMOUR ADDED TO NHRA COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

GLENDORA, Calif. -- Lachelle Seymour has been hired as a media relations manager for the National Hot Rod Association, NHRA Director of Media Relations Anthony Vestal announced today.

Seymour joins the NHRA after serving five years as a multiple beat reporter for The Advocate, an award-winning Gannett-owned daily newspaper in Central Ohio. While at The Advocate, she covered topics that ranged from the 2004 Presidential election to high school football as a news, sports and features writer. She is currently nominated for an Ohio Associated Press Award for her work on "Issue 54," a special school levy section published last fall.

In her new position, Seymour will provide media relations for the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, as well as support other NHRA communications programs and NHRA racing series. In addition, she will assist with research and statistical projects, maintain relationships with national media outlets and contribute to all NHRA Communications Dept. publications.

"We are pleased to have an enthusiastic new media relations team member with such a great passion for the sport of drag racing," Vestal said. "Lachelle has the work ethic, ability and desire to have an immediate impact with the media services programs we have developed to promote and publicize the sport of NHRA Drag Racing. She has been a great addition to the team."

Seymour graduated from Denison University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English-Literature. A longtime resident of Newark, Ohio, she recently relocated to Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

"I'm honored to work for the sport that I enjoyed so much as a sportswriter," Seymour said. "Spreading the word about the NHRA is a welcomed task. I look forward to joining the racing family that I already know to be amazing."

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series' provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series, and the NHRA Street Legal Program. The NHRA also offers the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

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