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Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roger Slack Earns Two Prestigious Promoter of the Year Awards
Roger Slack, vice president of events at Lowe's Motor Speedway, has earned two national awards recognizing the 2007 season at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Officials of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum announced today that Slack has been selected to receive the North American 410 Sprint Car Poll's Promoter of the Year award. The annual award is determined by a voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning body officials and manufacturers involved in sprint car racing across the country.
During 2007, Slack and the Lowe's Motor Speedway staff presented three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races at The Dirt Track. The Rite Aid Outlaw Showdown in May was run in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 14,000 while the inaugural World of Outlaws World Finals in November attracted 138 sprint cars and late models and filled the grandstands for two nights of racing.
Slack was also recently honored as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Promoter of the Year during the sanctioning body's year-end awards banquet in Orlando, Fla. The Dirt Track presented four World of Outlaws Late Model Series races this season, including the Circle K Colossal 100 and the inaugural World Finals, and Slack and his staff were selected from among the 42 tracks that hosted the nomadic series.
"Roger has poured his heart and soul into organizing, promoting and presenting events at The Dirt Track since it opened in 2000," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "He and several other members of our staff put a tremendous amount of work into those events, and it's rewarding to see their efforts recognized by those in the dirt track industry."
The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway opens its 2008 season April 18-19 with the third annual Circle K Colossal 100, a $50,000-to-win late model spectacular sanctioned by the World of Outlaws. Tickets and information can be obtained by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.