NOW HIRING: Competition Director

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 news@texasmotorplex.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.

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‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ races into homes this spring

March 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Latest News

“A COLORFUL PORTRAIT OF

DRAG RACING’S MOST FAMOUS RIVALRY…

The cars are ridiculously cool, the soundtrack is sexy and fun,

and the final moments are very moving.”

-Road & Track Magazine

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Action-Packed Film

‘Snake and Mongoo$e’ races into homes this spring 

                      Available On Demand and Digital Download
March 4, 2014
 

Available on Blu-ray and DVD April 8, 2014

From Anchor Bay Films

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Anchor Bay Films is proud to announce the upcoming release of the engine revving racing drama, “Snake & Mongoo$e,” for digital download on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video, and On Demand across select cable providers March 4, and on Blu-ray/DVD and April 8, 2014. Premiering originally in a series of star-studded events that spanned the nation that included stops in Reno, Detroit, Indianapolis and Los Angeles, the turbocharged film riveted audiences with an eye-opening look at the birth of a phenomenon.

The announcement comes on the heels of the historic screening at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this past Sunday where “Snake & Mongoo$e” became the first film ever screened in the legendary automotive event’s 43 year history.

“Snake & Mongoo$e,” the incredible true story of the greatest rivalry and friendship in drag racing history, pits Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (Jesse Williams of LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER, “Grey’s Anatomy”) against his longtime friend and on-the-track nemesis Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (Richard Blake of Dragonball: Evolution). From the fiery days of early speedways through the explosive peak of their popularity, these are the triumphs and tragedies behind the legendary races and Hot Wheels partnership that created a global phenomenon. Ashley Hinshaw (CHRONICLE), Kim Shaw (She’s Out of My League), Fred Dryer (“Hunter”), Ian Ziering (SHARKNADO), Tim Blake Nelson (O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?) and Noah Wyle (“ER,” “Falling Skies”) co-star in this nitro-burning drama of the two men who battled business and each other to change motorsports forever.

Featuring a soundtrack that includes some of the most notable artists and anthems of the time, including ZZ Top’s “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide,” “Snake & Mongoo$e” perfectly captures an iconic era while dropping viewers into the heart of the 1960s and 1970s.

Two of nature’s deadliest enemies, the snake and mongoose are each genetically coded to mercilessly fight each other to the death.  Recognizing this visceral force of nature, one of the planet’s most enduring dynamics was strategically applied to the historic rivalry between drag racing heavyweights Prudhomme and McEwen. It was on dust drag strops across the country that Prudhomme, the Snake, and McEwen, the Mongoo$e, aggressively competed for dominance while transforming a “minor” sport struggling for attention into a global phenomenon.

Lauded by Moviereporter.com, “Director Wayne Holloway…keeps the action sequences intense, utilizing real footage of the glory years of drag racing during the 1960s and ‘70s, and moving his story skillfully through the decades.  He also handles the dramatic scenes effectively, revealing his characters’ struggles and successes as well as their inner need to find purpose in life.  It’s a lot more than a racing movie.”

For more on “Snake & Mongoo$e” or to view the trailer, please visit, http://www.snakeandmongoosemovie.com

ABOUT ANCHOR BAY FILMS

Anchor Bay Films is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and   Blu-ray(tm) formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

 

CONTACT:

For General and Entertainment Inquiries:

Andrea Blain

Andrea Blain Public Relations Inc.

(847)-933-9884

andrea@andreablainpr.com

www.andreablainpr.com

 

For Automotive Inquiries:

Tyler Ragghianti

The Publicity Agency
(310) 598-3367 x7780
tyler@seligmultimedia.com

www.thepublicityagency.com

 

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E BLU-RAY ™

Street date:                   April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                     March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                                BD61853

UPC:                            01313261853180

Run time:                                 102 Mins

Rating:                         PG-13

SRP:                             $24.99

Format:                                    Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:               Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                                     Dolby TrueHD 5.1

 

SNAKE & MONGOO$E DVD

Street date:                  April 8, 2014

Pre-book:                    March 12, 2014

Catalog #:                   AF61852

UPC:                           01313261852480

Run time:                    102 Mins

Rating:                        PG-13

SRP:                            $19.98

Format:                       Widescreen

Aspect Ratio:            Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16×9

Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

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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.

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Texas Diesel Nationals returns to Texas Motorplex on April 12 with Diesel Drags and Sled Pull!

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CHECK OUT THE NEW RACINGJUNK.COM BRACKET WINNER’S CIRCLE GALLERY

February 25, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured Articles, Latest News

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