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Memphis International Raceway Names New President
November 7, 2018
Former Lancaster (NY) National Speedway & Dragway President Tim Packman has been named the new head of the 342-acre, multi-use facility located in Tennessee. The U.S. Navy veteran was named the 2016 and 2017 Short Track Promoter of the Year.
Memphis International Raceway Names New President

Tennessee’s Memphis International Raceway (MIR) and parent company IRG Sports + Entertainment (IRGSE) announced motorsports industry veteran Tim Packman as the sports venue’s new president.
 
Packman brings nearly 20 years of facility management, event marketing and communications experience to the raceway.

“My first goals are getting to know my colleagues, our track partners and racers; then becoming involved with the Memphis and Shelby County community. MIR has a strong IHRA Drag Racing program and we look forward to making it even better. Another goal of ours is to increase the utilization of the oval track and road course circuit,” Packman said.

Packman will lead the day-to-day operations of the 342-acre, multi-use facility located in the Mid-South, which includes a combined quarter and eighth-mile dragstrip, 1.8-mile road course and three-quarter mile, high-banked paved oval.

Packman most recently served as the president of Lancaster (NY) National Speedway & Dragway. During his tenure, the IHRA sanctioned eighth-mile dragstrip and half-mile oval had increased attendance, car counts added successful events and made multiple improvements to the facility.
 
The U.S. Navy veteran, who attended Buffalo State College (SUNY) for communications, was named the 2016 and 2017 Short Track Promoter of the Year.
 
Prior to his time at Lancaster, Packman was a writer, author, radio reporter and communications executive in NASCAR. His last position in the sport was the director of corporate communications at Richard Childress Racing.