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Texan Tommy Dupree Promoted to IHRA/Norwalk Properties National Sales


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Tommy Dupree Promoted to IHRA/Norwalk Properties National Sales Manager


(Norwalk, OH, Sept. 3, 2008)— Tommy Dupree has been promoted to IHRA National Sales Manager for Norwalk properties, overseeing the Live Nation Motor Sports Nitro Jam, O’Reilly Thunder Jam and Street Warriorz series.


Dupree served as Director of Contingency and Special Programs for the drag racing sanctioning body the past three years.


"Tommy's results on the contingency sales side of our business are unmatched and indisputable," stated Live Nation Motor Sports Vice President of Sales Ryan McSpadden. "We know he will deliver the same type of growth numbers and results on the sponsorship side of our business. It's a great day for the IHRA."


"Since Tommy has joined IHRA he has exceeded every goal by a bunch and proven himself the ultimate team player," said IHRA President Aaron Polburn. "I couldn't be more excited for Tommy and the IHRA."


"I'm very excited about my new position," said Dupree. "I moved my family from Texas three years ago because I believe in IHRA. I'm proud to take on this new role and challenge because I have the same belief today."


Prior to joining IHRA, Dupree served as General Manager of Star Dodge Abilene dragstrip in Abilene, Texas. Dupree will be based out of the Norwalk properties office and direct report to Senior Director of National Sales Scott Mendel.

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