Ross Wellman promoted to administrative role

Pendleton, IN (March 17, 2003) -- Since his start with the American Speed Association LLC in 1994, Ross Wellman has filled the roles of Editor of ASA Racing's publication Inside ASA Racing (formerly ACTIONLINE) and Managing Editor of Publications.

Pendleton, IN (March 17, 2003) -- Since his start with the American Speed Association LLC in 1994, Ross Wellman has filled the roles of Editor of ASA Racing's publication Inside ASA Racing (formerly ACTIONLINE) and Managing Editor of Publications. Wellman has been promoted from that role to an administrative position as the Manager of Race Operations and Communications.

In his new capacity, Wellman will be responsible for the administration of several racing- related programs, including the Winner's Circle and Rookie of the Year programs. Additionally, he will continue to fill a position on ASA's Competition Committee, Rulebook Committee and will oversee nearly all of the communication between the ASA office and current and prospective series teams.

"This is a very exciting opportunity in an area of the business I have learned a great deal about over the past four years," Wellman said. "One of the best aspects of this new position is the fact I will be working in several different areas of the business. Much of what I will be doing will focus on projects with which I've had direct contact previously, but now it will be a matter of focusing on those objectives."

In this new position, Wellman, a native of Columbus (IN), has the opportunity to work closely with ASA Racing President and CEO Steve Dale on building the Member Track Program and with ASA Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark Gundrum in the marketing side of the business through fulfillment of contingency programs. He will also share responsibilities with ASA Director of Operations Joe Balash in regard to the tracks the series visits.

"Moving me into this role shows me that Steve and Mark both have a great deal of confidence in my ability to work on numerous projects at one time and prioritize those items. What separates one company or individual from another is the attention paid to the details and part of what I'll be doing is making sure we pay attention to the details," Wellman said. "In the decade I've spent with ASA, I've been exposed to virtually every aspect of this business and have garnered information from each of those, so from that perspective, this is a tailor-made position for me."

In his new role, Wellman will still have the opportunity to write a column on a regular basis and will have involvement with the publications department, which has been the focus in his background. Wellman worked for The Muncie (IN) Star from November of 1986 through July of 1992, and then went to the Connersville (IN) News Examiner from August of 1992 through December of 1993 before joining the ASA staff.

"The fact I still have a finger in publications is very important to me," Wellman said. "I've always enjoyed writing and I anxiously anticipate being able to continue to contribute in that capacity. I must admit to being a bit melancholy leaving a full-time role in the publications side of the business, but I know the paper I created is in good hands. I'm really excited about the opportunity before me."

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