Competition Director – Job Description and Responsibilities
The competition director is responsible for maintaining the safety and integrity of all events at Texas Motorplex, with particular emphasis on all competition aspects. The competition director oversees all aspects of on-track functions including staffing, safety, rules and overall control of the event format.
The competition director must be willing and able to comply with Texas Motorplex safety regulations above all else and be willing and able to maintain the high standards pursuant to the instructions handed down by the General Manager but do so without being managed throughout each decision.
The competition director is also directly responsible for maintaining all communication with racers and our event partners, sponsors and participants. The competition director must also be able to secure sponsorship and funding for Texas Motorplex race events and will be expected to set and reach all annual sales goals.
The competition director will be given a budget and will not exceed that budget without written approval from the GM at any time.
Daily and weekly responsibilities are to include:
- Reach all sales and sponsorship goals, creating a positive cash flow for the Competition Department
- Maintain regular office hours at Texas Motorplex, attend weekly manager meetings and contribute to the overall function of the facility
- Must have computer skills; basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
- MUST have Compulink Timing System experience and knowledge
- Recruit, train and manage track crew
- Create new events; seek out new events; contract all events for enhanced Motorplex schedule
- Work with facility manager to maintain the equipment to safety and operational standards
- Conduct safety seminars and regular training with track crew
- Staff ambulance for events
- Staff fire trucks for events
- Create run sheet for events (classes, lane assignments, time frame, etc.)
- Create pit layout for all feature events, maintain the facility map
- Create, order and maintain event trophies, awards, prizes
- Staff the fuel station
- Maintain fuel station inventory and MUST be able to reconcile weekly fuel inventory and sales sheets as well as submit a monthly inventory for the GM and CFO
- Staff and train all announcer booth talent
- Work with accounting to have payouts ready for each event
- Work with ticketing to ensure all tech cards are ready for each event
- Communicate with racers via phone calls, Facebook and e-communication
- Maintain a clean and organized Race Control that is prepared and stocked for all events
- Maintain the track supplies, handling all ordering once approved by the GM
- Ensure the racing surface is ready and properly maintained to Texas Motorplex highest standards of competition preparedness
- Maintain the radios ensuring they work and are being used properly
- Calculate and manage all the bracket points
- Submit points and results to National Dragster and to GM for posting each Monday following events
- Manage the budgets for supplies, staffing and all other financial needs of the Competition Department
- Maintain a list of necessary capital improvements for the overall track safety and integrity
- Other duties as assigned
TO APPLY: You MUST have racing experience, CompuLink experience; MUST be able to work nights and weekends. Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No calls please. Applications without a cover and resume will not be considered. Applications submitted anywhere but the email above will not be considered.
BRACKET RACING POINTS AVAILABLE FOLLOWING THE FIRST THREE OF 12 EVENTS FOR TEXAS MOTORPLEX RACE SEASON
ENNIS, Texas (March 5, 2014) – The Texas Motorplex Bracket Point Standings are now posted on the Motorplex website and linked on FB.
Points include the first three of 12 bracket series events.
Points will be posted the week following each event leading up to a year-end racer appreciation dinner with prizes and cash checks given to the winners.
Click here for the current point standings.
The next Texas Motorplex Bracket Series event – Bracket 4 – will be held on Saturday, March 29 in conjunction with the Mega Mopar Action Series’ Mopars at the Motorplex event. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and time trials will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.
This morning on Fox and Friends, Capps said when looking back at the video, it’s hard to believe he escaped with a few minor scratches and bruises.
He was driving at 300 miles per hour when the engine exploded. Capps said he was wearing a protective fire suit at the time.
“You’re used to what you do for a living and the next thing you know, it’s a convertible and there’s a huge ball of flame right in my lap.”
The explosion won’t stop Capps from getting behind the wheel anytime soon. He said he feels safer racing cars than he does while driving his kids to school on the interstate.