Menard Named President and General Manager of Texas Motorplex
ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 28, 2008) – Veteran event and facility manager Glenn Menard has been named President and General Manager of the Texas Motorplex, home of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Battery Fall Nationals in the fall as well as multiple other events throughout the year. Menard has been the track’s interim General Manager since August.
“Glenn was a valuable addition to the team during our largest event of the season and can be an even bigger asset leading the team permanently,” Meyer said. “He is someone that I have known for a long time and it means a lot to me that he comes to the job with extensive knowledge of racing along with an equal amount of passion for the sport.”
With a broad background in event and facility management for events ranging from top-tier, live entertainment to professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events, Menard has directed operations for more than 100 concerts, Super Bowl XXXVI and NFL regular season games, three NCAA Final Fours, BCS Championship, NBA basketball, Olympic tennis in Atlanta and World Cup soccer in Dallas.
Before coming to the Motorplex, Menard was the General Manager of the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena, where he led the team responsible for the reconstruction and reopening of the two facilities following Hurricane Katrina in time for the historic return of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets in 2006.
Menard’s racing experience includes opening the Texas Motorplex, where he served as VP and GM from 1986-1993, and managing Irwindale (Calif.) Raceway and Southland Dragway.