Phillips Is 32nd Auto Racing Promoter Of The Year

(LAKE MARY, FL, February 11, 2008) In the Grand Ballroom at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, February 11, Lynn Phillips, promoter of Talladega (AL) Short Track, was revealed as the Thirty-Second Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters. Phillips received the industry’s most prestigious award on his seventh nomination. The ceremony was part of the Speedweek National Workshops, the concluding event of the Thirty-Fifth Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series, forums and trade shows for promoters, which will conclude Wednesday, February 13, at the hotel. The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is selected annually in balloting by promoters nationwide.

Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Mark Arute, Stafford (CT) Motor Speedway; Howard Commander, Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway; Lynn Phillips, and partner Alfred Gurley, Talladega (AL) Short Track; the Nuckles Family, Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway; Les McBurney, Angell Park (WI) Speedway; Joe and Tracy Clay, I-30 (AR) Speedway; C-Ray Hall, 81 (KS) Speedway; and Joe & Walt Doellefeld, Stateline (ID) Stadium & Speedway.

Two other awards were presented during the ceremonies. Donald Anspaugh, racing defense attorney received the Ninth annual Stew Reamer Service Award, recognizing lifetime service to the weekly auto racing industry. National Speed Sport News, presented the eighteenth annual National Speed Sport News Award for outstanding annual short track event to the Prelude to the Dream, the annual charity event at Eldora (OH) Speedway.

The Lake Mary Workshop is the second event of the Thirty-fifth Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series and the 95th produced by RPM during its 35-year run. Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter of auto racing promoters, and the Workshops are produced with the year-round support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc., Hoosier Racing Tire. The 35th Workshops are produced with additional sponsorship support from: the Eldorado Hotel Casino, 600 Racing, GM Performance Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, Musco Sports Lighting, World Racing Group, Simes Graphic Designs and RACEceiver. More information is available from RPM at 715-536-1067, or on the World Wide Web at

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