Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. has announced 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 where he was responsible for selling sponsorships and managing a sales team for world renowned sports and entertainment properties such as, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Radio City Rockettes, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Beacon Theater, Chicago Theater, Fuse Forum in LA, New York Rangers and New York Knicks. 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.
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