Neilson named Contingency Program Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2005) -- NHRA announced today that Charlie Neilson, formerly the NHRA Division 7 Director, has accepted a position as manager of the NHRA contingency program, ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2005) -- NHRA announced today that Charlie Neilson, formerly the NHRA Division 7 Director, has accepted a position as manager of the NHRA contingency program, effective immediately.

In his new position, Neilson will manage all aspects of the NHRA contingency program and report directly to Glen Cromwell, vice president of national event marketing services. Prior to becoming NHRA Division 7 Director, Neilson served as a marketing services manager. Prior to joining NHRA in 1997, Neilson worked as a crew member for Kenny Bernstein's Budweiser King Top Fuel dragster.

"Neilson's experience, both as a division director and marketing services manager, make him well suited to handle the needs of NHRA's contingency program," Cromwell said.

NHRA is currently searching to fill the Division 7 Director position.

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 Summit Sport Compact Drag 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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