The new PRI member headquarters in Speedway, Indiana (photo Linda Mansfield)
SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Racers and dignitaries joined hundreds of motorsports professionals for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and ribbon-cutting of the new performance racing industry headquarters on Thursday evening.
Located at 1255 Main St. along the lane leading directly to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the new 42,500 square foot facility is among the attractions recently added to the revitalized city. The facility, which includes event space, a 25,000 square foot garage and offices for racing-related businesses and organizations, will continue to evolve into a one-of-a-kind gathering area for the motorsports community. .
Dedicated to building, promoting and protecting the racing industry, the PRI Membership Headquarters will include a content and podcast creation studio, as well as a Membership Lounge, in the near future.
“We are thrilled to provide the racing industry with a home,” said PRI President Dr. Jamie Meyer. “For years the industry has gathered at the PRI show to do business and celebrate all things motorsport. For the first time the racing industry has a dedicated place where they can connect all the year.
Guests were treated to an IndyCar helmet display, silent auction, current and historic race cars, driver appearances, live paintings and private tours of the newly renovated building, including the workshop of Bryan Herta Autosport race and Bell Helmets workshop.
Cars on display included Antron Brown’s 2022 Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster, John Force’s Camaro SS Nitro Funny Car, Graham Rahal’s March 1990 Porsche IndyCar, and more.
Among those present were U.S. Representative Greg Pence, three-time Indy 500 winner Johnny Rutherford, ACCUS-FIA President George Silbermann and Speedway Council President Vince Noblet.
“PRI plays such a crucial role in the motorsports industry, and the opening of the membership headquarters is both significant and historic,” said Brown, AB Motorsports Matco Tools Top Fuel team owner/rider. . “Being able to connect in a centralized location will strengthen our advocacy efforts. I look forward to visiting the PRI Membership Headquarters whenever I am in town.