SHELTON, Washington (July 25, 2016) – The Ridge Motorsports Park announced today that Tracie (Brandenburg) Schmitt has joined the management team at The Ridge, at the new position of Director of Marketing and Business Development.
“We are delighted to welcome Tracie to The Ridge”, said co-owner Joe Manke. “Her wide-ranging professional background strengthens our team, in particular her management and marketing experience in the motorsports industry. We’re at a point in our development now, where it’s time to begin to build corporate relationships and to begin the process to bring national level events to The Ridge”.
Tracie (Brandenburg) Schmitt has successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets and complex motorsports events, including NHRA National events. She has experience collaborating with corporate partners and major media including ESPN, SPEED Channel and other major networks, to drive events. Tracie’s strengths include strategic partnering, client relations, cost analysis and all aspects of marketing management ranging from media buys, to campaign innovation, and growth objectives and direction. Tracie is recognized in the motorsports industry as a high performer, having been honored as the ESPN radio 2011 Promoter of the Year.
Ridge co-owner Rusty Gill added, “Tracie is well regarded in the business community as someone with personal and professional integrity, outstanding communication skills, a person who is reliable and likeable. In conversations prior to joining our team, I have also come to know her as a person with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm, someone who has a true passion for motorsports, that can’t wait to get to work to continue to move The Ridge forward as the premier motorsports facility in the Pacific Northwest.”
Contact: Fred Wright
General Manager, The Ridge Motorsports Park