GLENDORA, Calif. (March 20, 2017) –Jeff Conley has been named as NHRA’s North Central Division Director (Division 3). The North Central Division includes tracks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and is home to four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events. Conley began working with the North Central division in 2007 as a member of the certification team.
“I’m excited to continue in this position and further my career with NHRA,” Conley said. “I look forward to meeting and working with our member tracks, competitors and sponsors. I am excited to have an opportunity to grow the sport of drag racing and enhance all programs.”
Conley joined the NHRA on a full time basis in 2013 as the operations and track manager at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Most recently he served as the regional technical director. Prior to joining NHRA, Conley was the race director at Milan Dragway in Michigan. He was also the event coordinator and national tech director for NMCA and NMRA.
“We are excited to have Jeff join the team,” said Josh Peterson, vice president, racing administration. “He brings a wide range of relevant experience that will prove beneficial to manage and grow the division. His familiarity with the North Central Division will provide for a smooth transition.”
Conley will be based in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.