Speed51.com, the 100% Short Track Racing news source, announced today the addition of Jana Wimmer to the team of the 51 Companies.


Wimmer has been named 51’s Director of Business.  She will handle the majority of communications with 51’s marketing partners.  She will also be working as a commentator/producer for the 51 TV Network and as a correspondent in the field during Speed51.com’s signature Trackside Now live event coverage.


Jana Wimmer has been a part of several 51 TV broadcasts in recent seasons before joining the staff on a full-time basis.

Jana Wimmer has been a part of several 51 TV broadcasts in recent seasons before joining the staff on a full-time basis.

“I am very excited to be joining the 51 team on a more full-time basis,” said Wimmer, who has worked with 51 on a part-time business.  “I have enjoyed working with the company the past few years and look forward to expanding my role, working with our track, event and advertising partners and taking an active role in 51 TV and the new 51 Network.”


As Speed51.com continues to grow with the launch of the 51 Network at the end of this month, Wimmer’s past history will help in every single aspect.  She will play an important role in the growth of the 51 Network and will continue to have an important presence in the 51 TV live pay-per-view events.


Wimmer has worked extensively in sports media in the past in her home state of Wisconsin.  She covered the Green Bay Packers from 2005-2009 and has been a fixture on Fox 55’s Green & Gold Gridiron show in Wausau, Wisconsin.


Wimmer has also covered many short track events for Speed51.com, including the Snowball Derby live on 51 TV.


“Jana’s experience fits right in as we continue to expand Speed51.com,” said Executive Editor of Speed51.com Bob Dillner.  “She has a wealth of talent and is extremely personable.  I know our partners will enjoy working with her on a variety of levels.  She also has an extensive knowledge of our sport and I believe that is an invaluable asset in any business.”


Wimmer is married to Chris Wimmer, a veteran Super Late Model racer and current SLM crew chief for Harrison Burton.  Her brother-in-law, Scott Wimmer, is a former winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and currently serves as the spotter for ARCA driver Cody Coughlin.


Please help us welcome Jana Wimmer to the 51 staff and for any advertising/advertising inquiries please contact her via email at [email protected].  For general inquiries into the 51 Companies, please contact Executive Director Matt Kentfield via email at [email protected]


– 51 Sports press release

– Photo credits: Speed51.com

Wimmer Joins Speed51.com as Director of Business