SOPHIA, NC (July 17) – Prestoria Racing Association (PRA) Tours officials announced today a new leadership hierarchy with an eye towards the start of the 2020 racing season. Effective immediately, Renee Hackett will be leaving Prestoria Motorsports and the PRA Tours to devote more time to her burgeoning real estate business. Motorsports veteran Randy Myers will continue with the PRA Tours as competition director and will assume control of day-to-day operations. And, veteran short track announcer Alan Dietz will serve as public relations director for the PRA Tours.
"We would like to thank Renee [Hackett] for her years of service and wish her the best in her future endeavors," said PRA Tours President and Caraway Speedway owner Darren Hackett. "I have had to move quickly to hire a new team of leadership that can hit the ground running so that we can continue the things we have going at Prestoria Motorsports and the PRA Tours brand. It's the first time in 43 years that the Hacketts have looked outside the family for leadership and hopefully history will be kind to the decision. This is not the time to point fingers of blame, but to unite for the good of short track racing. I look forward to working with everyone to make August 1st a great event."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season has been delayed, but that will soon end when the 55th Anniversary season begins on Saturday, August 1st at the legendary Caraway Speedway with racing starting at 8 PM. The PRA 602 Tour Super Limited and 602 Tour Modifieds will be featured, along with Limited Late Model/Challengers, Mini Stocks and U-Cars. PRA Tours is currently working with local health officials to allow limited fan attendance in the grandstands based on CDC social distancing guidelines. Trackside parking will also be available to allow fans to watch the events from the safety and comfort of their automobiles. Two open test dates will be available at Caraway Speedway on July 18th and July 25th from 4:30 PM until dark.
PRA Tour dates for Super Late Models and Tour-Type Modifieds, along with the other tour divisions that are currently scheduled, will continue as previously announced, with possible additional dates and more information coming soon. The 18th Annual North-South Shootout is still planned for November 5-7 at Hickory Motor Speedway and will again feature the Tour-Type Modifieds, Super Late Models, 602 Tour and more.
The PRA Tour is the exclusive sanctioning body for Tour-Type Modifieds, Super Late Model, and Limited Late Model racing in the United States, featuring the North-South Shootout at Hickory Motor Speedway as its premier event. For any information concerning the PRA Tour please contact Darren Hackett at [email protected]. For more information please go to pratours.com. And, don’t forget to “Like” the PRA Tours on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PRATours to keep up with breaking news as it happens.
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