Charlie Whiting – FIA Director of Formula 1 to Present at Race Track Business Conference – 2015

One-Day Event Presented by National Speedway Directory at PRI Show

Wilmette, IL – For Immediate Release

An outstanding panel of presenters headlined by FIA Formula 1 Race Director, Charlie Whiting is being assembled for the 4th annual Race Track Business Conference at the 2015 PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis.

Whiting, is responsible for the safety, inspection and homologation of all F1 test and race tracks, the day to day running of every F1 Grand Prix and is chairman of the F1 Technical and Sporting Working Groups.

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Charlie Whiting – FIA Director of Formula One

The event will be held just prior and in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Show, the centerpiece event for Race Industry Week 2015. The PRI Show runs from Thursday December 10 to Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Occupying 566,000 square feet, it features over 1,200 companies in 3,000 booths with new racing technology and draws 40,000 buyers from across the US, as well as 70 countries.

“The RTBC-2015 will continue the dialogue for motorsports professionals away from the track. From sustainability to track preparation to safety to concessions to sponsorship and marketing, we expect to present a wide variety of sessions,” said Tim Frost, publisher of National Speedway Directory, racing’s key source of information on race tracks and more.

Industry leaders from across racing will be among the expert presenters. They include:

  • Charlie Whiting – Director of Formula 1 – FIA
  • Dan Andersen – CEO – Andersen Promotions
  • Scot Elkins – COO – Motorsport Safety Foundation
  • Sherri Heckenast – President – Top Notch Events
  • Robin Miller – Journalist – Racer Magazine
  • Drew Patey – Director of Motorsports – Safety-Kleen
  • Gary Risch – General Manager – Lernerville Speedway
  • Jason Rittenberry – Chief Strategy Officer – COTA
  • Dan Robinson – General Manager – Lucas Oil Speedway
  • Brett Root – President – IMCA
  • Dan Rossetti – Managing Partner – Ascension Sports Partners
  • Ralph Sheheen – Founder – Turn 3 Media
  • Ray Smith – President – Smith Fence
  • David Vodden – President – Thunderhill Raceway Park
  • John Waraniak – Vice President – SEMA
  • Heyward Wegner – Vice President – SCCA
  • Mitch Wright – General Manager – NCM Motorsports Park

“Tim Frost has done a great job providing a venue where race track owners and operators can get a ‘big picture’ view of the state of the sport,” said John Kilroy, producer of the PRI Trade Show. “The lineup of featured speakers for the Race Track Business Conference 2015 is outstanding.”

From his early beginnings as a chief mechanic and race engineer with Brabham Formula One, Charlie Whiting, was part of two driver’s World Championships with Nelson Piquet. For over twenty five years, he has served in various capacities at the FIA. They include F1 Technical Delegate, FIA F1 Race Director, and Safety Delegate. He is responsible for the FIA F1 technical department, and is a member of the FIA Open Cockpit Research Group, FIA Safety Commission and the FIA Circuits Commission.

The lists of speakers and agenda items are tentative and subject to change.

The cost to attend RTBC-2015 is $250. This cost includes lunch and admission to the PRI Trade Show. Additional information can be found at or by contacting Tim Frost at ( or (847) 853-0294.

About National Speedway Directory

National Speedway Directory ( is an information source for the motorsports industry. Published annually since 1975, the publication lists information on tracks, sanctions, publications, museums, and race schedules. In addition, they are the developers of Track Guide, a mobile app for the iPhone and Android.

About Performance Racing Industry

Performance Racing Industry, ( monthly business magazine, is recognized as “The Voice of Racing Marketplace.” Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributers, and teams. The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show