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#1 Motordrome Speedway

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2014 MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY OPENS IN 2014 UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Smithton, PA - Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. announced today that is has reached a deal to purchase Motordrome Speedway. The deal is effective immediately and the new management team is already working on plans for the 2014 Season. The new team will be led by Todd Melfi, President of Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Melfi has an extensive background in developing, building and operating racetracks. He was responsible for the idea to construct Lake Erie Speedway in North East, PA and was the track’s General Manager for its first 5 years. After leaving Lake Erie Speedway he went on to work with Rusty Wallace as the General Manager for Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA. In addition to his racing background Mr. Melfi has an impressive background in Sports Marketing. He was the General Manager for ISP Sports/IMG at Villanova University and the University of Pittsburgh responsible for managing the multi-media/sponsorship rights for both Athletic Departments. In 2009 he went on to become the Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Sales for The Madison Square Garden Company in New York, NY. Most recently, he was working with the PGA TOUR in Palm Springs, CA prior to forming his own company and finalizing the deal for Motordrome Speedway that brings him back to his native Pittsburgh. Todd will be joined by his wife Melissa, who was also an instrumental part of the development and operation of Lake Erie Speedway and will serve as the Executive Vice President of Motordrome Speedway. The new team not only brings with them extensive knowledge and experience, but a true passion for short track racing and a desire to incorporate many fresh and new ideas, events and improvements that will be welcomed by fans, drivers, sponsors and all who visit Motordrome Speedway. “My wife and I are truly excited about the opportunity to come back home and do what we truly love,” Melfi stated. “Motordrome Speedway has a rich history and we are very excited to have the honor of building on such a tradition and continuing the quest of revitalizing the track and making it one of the best short tracks in the country”. Melfi continued to say “we would like to thank Red Miley for all of his contributions to asphalt racing in Western PA and we are honored to continue his legacy and build on the foundation that he created for Motordrome Speedway. We would also like to thank Ben Miley for continuing to oversee the operations and maintaining the success of the track.” The torch is being passed to Turn 4 Entertainment Inc. from Miley Motorsports Inc. “The entire Miley family wishes Todd and his family well as they take the reins of Western PA asphalt racing and are certain that James “Red” Miley wishes them well and will be watching” stated Miley Motorsports Inc. Speedway officials will be releasing the full 2014 Schedule soon, along with new and exciting events and opportunities for fans to come out and enjoy Motordrome Speedway. The track will officially open on Friday, May 2, 2014. Please visit www.motordromespeedway.com and like us on facebook at Motordrome Speedway, Official for more information. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Melfi t.melfi@aol.com

Edited by Motordrome Speedway, 04 January 2014 - 11:32 AM.




 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:18 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2014

MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY OPENS IN 2014 UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Smithton, PA - Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. announced today that is has reached a deal to purchase Motordrome Speedway. The deal is effective immediately and the new management team is already working on plans for the 2014 Season.

The new team will be led by Todd Melfi, President of Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Melfi has an extensive background in developing, building and operating racetracks. He was responsible for the idea to construct Lake Erie Speedway in North East, PA and was the track’s General Manager for its first 5 years. After leaving Lake Erie Speedway he went on to work with Rusty Wallace as the General Manager for Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

In addition to his racing background Mr. Melfi has an impressive background in Sports Marketing. He was the General Manager for ISP Sports/IMG at Villanova University and the University of Pittsburgh responsible for managing the multi-media/sponsorship rights for both Athletic Departments. In 2009 he went on to become the Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Sales for The Madison Square Garden Company in New York, NY. Most recently, he was working with the PGA TOUR in Palm Springs, CA prior to forming his own company and finalizing the deal for Motordrome Speedway that brings him back to his native Pittsburgh.

Todd will be joined by his wife Melissa, who was also an instrumental part of the development and operation of Lake Erie Speedway and will serve as the Executive Vice President of Motordrome Speedway. The new team not only brings with them extensive knowledge and experience, but a true passion for short track racing and a desire to incorporate many fresh and new ideas, events and improvements that will be welcomed by fans, drivers, sponsors and all who visit Motordrome Speedway.

“My wife and I are truly excited about the opportunity to come back home and do what we truly love,” Melfi stated. “Motordrome Speedway has a rich history and we are very excited to have the honor of building on such a tradition and continuing the quest of revitalizing the track and making it one of the best short tracks in the country”. Melfi continued to say “we would like to thank Red Miley for all of his contributions to asphalt racing in Western PA and we are honored to continue his legacy and build on the foundation that he created for Motordrome Speedway. We would also like to thank Ben Miley for continuing to oversee the operations and maintaining the success of the track.”

The torch is being passed to Turn 4 Entertainment Inc. from Miley Motorsports Inc. “The entire Miley family wishes Todd and his family well as they take the reins of Western PA asphalt racing and are certain that James “Red” Miley wishes them well and will be watching” stated Miley Motorsports Inc.
Speedway officials will be releasing the full 2014 Schedule soon, along with new and exciting events and opportunities for fans to come out and enjoy Motordrome Speedway. The track will officially open on Friday, May 2, 2014.

Please visit www.motordromespeedway.com and like us on facebook at Motordrome Speedway, Official for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Todd Melfi
t.melfi@aol.com



So does this mean that PPMS will be finally getting a MAJOR face lift since the money is there to do it?


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

You know what would really help ppms-ASPHALT. Dirt is on the way out.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

You know what would really help ppms-ASPHALT. Dirt is on the way out.


Yes hopefully PPMS uses that money for a nice asphalt parking lot and pit area... ;)


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

Sure don't know what world jmmr is living in to think that dirt racing is on it's way out. How many dirt tracks are in Western PA? How many asphalt tracks are in Western PA? Go figure!!!


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

I wasn't impressed with Melfi when he was at Lake Erie.We shall see.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

So does this mean that PPMS will be finally getting a MAJOR face lift since the money is there to do it?


The place doesn't need a whole lot to be a premier facility. Paint everything, replace some boards, pave the access roads, and bring in some Musco lights. After supporting the place for years it would be nice to see some of our money reinvested in the place.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

The place doesn't need a whole lot to be a premier facility. Paint everything, replace some boards, pave the access roads, and bring in some Musco lights. After supporting the place for years it would be nice to see some of our money reinvested in the place.


Didn't they paint the wall recently? I mean you cant even tell at the Pittsburgher when i was there.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

You know what would really help ppms-ASPHALT. Dirt is on the way out.

LOL! Are you serious!


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:26 PM

dirt is on the way out, thats why another series was just formed recently!! :rolleyes:


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:29 AM

You know what would really help ppms-ASPHALT. Dirt is on the way out.


I have been hearing the "dirt is dead" crap since the '70s. Dirt is very much alive.

Why do I like racing ? Well the colors are bright and there is a lot of movement, so it holds my attention.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:23 AM

yea dirt is very much alive I remember not too long ago all the asphalt tracks in ohio all ran Saturday nights and they wondered why they couldn't get any cars.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

The track needs repaved badly especially out of 2....


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:20 AM

So is this deal just for Motordrome or is PPMS in with the deal? The press release only talks about Motordrome.. :blink:

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

The place doesn't need a whole lot to be a premier facility. Paint everything, replace some boards, pave the access roads, and bring in some Musco lights. After supporting the place for years it would be nice to see some of our money reinvested in the place.

yeah an remove the broken bolts thats been hanging out like fish hooks in the retaining wall been tearing up cars for years.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:13 AM

So is this deal just for Motordrome or is PPMS in with the deal? The press release only talks about Motordrome.. :blink:

The deal only involves Motordrome.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:24 AM

The deal only involves Motordrome.

Ok, thanks for the reply and I wish you much success in 2014.. ;)

Edited by plymouth-man, 05 January 2014 - 11:26 AM.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

You know what would really help ppms-ASPHALT. Dirt is on the way out.



Unlike most of this board, I enjoy asphalt racing. This statement is absolutely f*cking delusional, though.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:39 AM

yeah an remove the broken bolts thats been hanging out like fish hooks in the retaining wall been tearing up cars for years.

There is a solution for this, just don't hit the wall

www.ducts-unlimited.com

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Sure don't know what world jmmr is living in to think that dirt racing is on it's way out. How many dirt tracks are in Western PA? How many asphalt tracks are in Western PA? Go figure!!!

I was just kidding man- relax! Do you know how many posts dirt guys did that to me on. But lets be somewhat realistic too. I've been to plenty if dirt races at 4 different tracks in the area (less than say 70 miles from Pgh) where the cars count and fan count was overall less than impressive and lots of dirt tracks close all the time.





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