National event planning manager named

HILL NAMED MANAGER, NHRA NATIONAL EVENT PLANNING GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2005) -- Chris Hill, long-time member of NHRA's certification and technical inspection team, has been named manager of NHRA national event planning. Hill, who served...

HILL NAMED MANAGER, NHRA NATIONAL EVENT PLANNING

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 7, 2005) -- Chris Hill, long-time member of NHRA's certification and technical inspection team, has been named manager of NHRA national event planning.

Hill, who served the last two seasons as an assistant event coordinator on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, will take over the position, effective immediately, and in time for the 36th running of the Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals, March 17-20, in Gainesville, Fla. He will report directly to Glen Cromwell, vice president, national event marketing.

"Chris has extensive experience on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series tour having served in a variety of capacities since 1988," said Cromwell. "His position as assistant event coordinator the last two seasons will make for a smooth transition for our racers and sponsors beginning with the Mac Tools NHRA Gatornationals."

Hill, who has a strong background in event planning, served 14 years on NHRA's certification and technical inspection team, before becoming assistant national event coordinator prior to the 2003 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season.

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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