Irwindale Speedway has appointed Charles Myers to the position of dragstrip manager and NASCAR technical director.
“We are extremely excited to have Charles Myers join us at Irwindale Speedway. His experience in NHRA racing, and passion for all things automotive, adds to the culture that we are looking to bring to Irwindale in 2019 and beyond. With his knowledge of NHRA and dragstrip operations, Charles will be an important part of the race day operations and rebuilding the race program at Irwindale Dragstrip. That same personality and background was also just what we needed as a tech director for the NASCAR Whelen All American Race Series,” said Irwindale Speedway Vice President Kevin Stevens.
A graduate of UNC-Charlotte, Myers’ background in motorsports is an extensive one. Beginning as the media relations coordinator at GALOT Motorsports Park in Benson, North Carolina, Myers held similar positions at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield and the National Hot Rod Association in Glendora, California. After serving as manager of sportsman racing for the NHRA, Myers comes to Irwindale as one of Drag Illustrated’s “30 under 30”, a list of up and coming drivers, crew members, tuners, fabricators and media members who are seen as the rising stars of the sport of drag racing.
“I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to be Irwindale’s new dragstrip manager and NASCAR technical director,” said Myers. “We are building a solid core team of both part-time and full-time staff to give racers and fans an experience they will never forget. I can’t thank Tim Huddleston and Kevin Stevens enough for helping this all come together. We have a lot of great things on the horizon and believe me when I say 2019 will be a year to remember at Irwindale Dragstrip.”