Racing Promotion Monthly

From RPM

(Merrill, WI–October 16, 2011) Twelve new presenters, 27 sessions, and a new airline-friendly schedule! That’s what promoters will find when the RPM Promoters Workshops convene Monday through Wednesday, December 5-7, in Reno, NV, for the 27th consecutive year. Topping the lineup will be the keynote remarks of Ray Evernham, former NASCAR crew chief and team owner, now short track owner, and consultant to Hendrick Motorsports. Also leading the lineup are presentations by 35th Auto Racing Promoters of the Year, the Queensland family of Deer Creek (MN) Speedway, and Ed Kennedy, an entrepreneur, racer, and track owner who will share the methods he uses to draw people to his water parks, family fun centers and karting operations.

Stewart Doty, editor of Racing Promotion Monthly, will introduce the RPM Media Licensing Protocol, a method to prevent unauthorized broadcast of short track events by Web and Internet media. Additional sessions include those discussing noise complaints by neighbors, tech and component confiscation, the ins and outs of sales tax, and a track financial management session with special emphasis on getting well after a tough season, tailored especially for small and medium market, and rural weekly operations. All this will take place with a new 2-1/2-day schedule that enables Westerners to catch return airline flights home Wednesday night, without taking an additional day away.

As he has since the Workshops beginnings, attorney and racing legal expert Cary Agajanian who will sum up the year’s legal happenings in his racing legal update. Promoters will benefit from the pro bono expertise of prominent racing attorneys who will consult with the audience in an open forum Q&A risk management forum and a special presentation by K&K Insurance Group vice-president motorsports Paul Underwood summarizing instructive insurance claims from the K&K files.

Among additional sessions are RPM Fast Fifteens, surprise-topic, idea-a-minute sessions offered four times during the Workshop, and a refreshed and updated open-forum session for new and second-year promoters.

Registered promoters are automatically entered to win Las Vegas Motor Speedway race tickets and the first 150 promoters to register receive complimentary admission to the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, located a short walk from the meeting hotel. Until October 31, promoters can book Eldorado rooms for the special low rate of $34.99 a night. Promoters are encouraged to use the link on the RPM Website to access the Reno Tahoe Airport Airline Flight Finder, a tool that enables flyers to review all the hundreds of flights serving Reno, many of which are by Southwest Airlines and are not offered on popular discount travel sites.

The Thirty-Ninth Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series, begins December 5-7 in Reno, NV, and concludes, February 20-22, 2012, at the Plaza Resort & Spa, Daytona Beach, during Speedweek. The Workshops, produced by Racing Promotion Monthly, are presented by K&K Insurance and Hoosier Racing Tire with additional support from: the Eldorado Hotel Casino, INEX, GM Performance Parts, Lucas Oil Products, Moffett Productions, AMI-Graphics, Raceceiver, Simes Graphic Designs, Advertising Edge, Firethorn Marketing and Sunoco Race Fuels. Visit the RPM Website for more information and the latest updates on agenda topics.

The Reno Workshop will mark a milestone 102nd event produced by Racing Promotion Monthly since 1974. More than 1,300 track operators, their employees, and industry leaders attended last year’s Workshops. Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters, is published year-round with the support of K&K Insurance Group, Inc. and Hoosier Racing Tire. Promoters may download the application for credentials from the RPM website at or call RPM at 715-536-1067. More information is available by phone or on the World Wide Web at