Predmore also joins WWTR management team
February 25, 2021, St. Louis Region – World Wide Technology Raceway announced today that motorsports industry veteran Tony Sizemore has joined the St. Louis area venue in the newly-created role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Sizemore comes to WWTR after serving as Senior Director of Consumer Marketing at Darlington Raceway since 2014 and as Sports Marketing/Brand Manager at Anheuser-Busch from 2001 to 2013.
“Tony has a record of success in planning, developing and executing industry-leading strategies and programs,” said Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway Executive Vice President and General Manager. “As we continue to grow and evolve, Tony’s expertise will be instrumental as we develop brand initiatives and strengthen our St. Louis area community relations. He is well respected not only in the motorsports community, but also has strong ties to our region that will be critical in the improvement of existing events and the development of future events.”
“I’m honored to join the talented team at WWT Raceway,” said Sizemore. “This really is a dream come true for me. I’ve been so impressed with the foundation they have put in place here under the leadership of owner Curtis Francois and Chris Blair. Their passion to provide the highest quality of racing for the fans, industry and competitors is evident in every decision they make to ensure WWTR is the home of the most authentic race experience for everyone.”
Sizemore will move back to the St. Louis area and begin his new role on March 22. He will report directly to Chris Blair.
In addition to Sizemore, Blair also announced the hiring of an additional new member of the WWTR team.
Predmore is a respected food and beverage specialist with motorsports industry experience and has been named Director of Food Service for Speedway Concessions and Catering. Predmore previously served as the concessions and catering supervisor for Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
“Our goal has been to build a roster focused on delivering the best race day experience for our fans, participants, sponsors and stakeholders that support WWTR events,” continued Blair. “I take great pride in announcing these key additions and believe Tony and Kelly will make an immediate positive impact on the quality of entertainment at our venue.”
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About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 600 acres, WWTR is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. WWTR’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, recently-expanded 2.0-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility, a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue and the Gateway Drive-In Theater at World Wide Technology Raceway (a drive-in entertainment venue able to accommodate 3,000 cars). WWTR acquired Gateway National Golf Links, adjacent to the speedway property, in 2019. WWTR was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from the St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence. In 2020, WWTR received the Track Award at the annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity Awards. The 2021 season marks the 10th year of Francois’ ownership of the facility.