IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) President & CEO Jason Rittenberry Named “Innovator of the Year”
At the Performance Racing Industry Race Track Business Conference

Wilmette, IL (December 19, 2014)

The Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) has awarded Jason Rittenberry, President & Chief Executive Officer of IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), the “Innovator of the Year” award. The inaugural award was presented by Diamond Ticketing Systems at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

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“IRG has been rapidly expanding their presence on and off the track and on multiple platforms, raising the bar for the industry,” said David Hutton, VP of Diamond Ticketing Systems.

“I am honored to receive this award on behalf of the entire team at IRG, the IHRA and our track properties. We continue to implement our vision to transform the sport of drag racing for the fans and racers. 2014 was a tremendous year for us, but I am even more excited and optimistic about what we have planned for 2015,” said Jason Rittenberry, President & CEO of IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG).

“We are pleased that the award has been presented at the Race Track Business Conference,” said Tim Frost, the organizer of the event. “We also welcome Diamond Ticketing Systems as the official ticketing partner of the event.”

About Diamond Ticketing Systems

Diamond Ticketing Systems ( is a leading provider of full-featured, hybrid ticketing software systems for racetrack and motorsport venues. It provides powerful ticketing software products and consulting services to a huge array of customers in a broad range of markets, processing millions of tickets at the box office, on-line and on mobile devices. Diamond Ticketing Systems is the official Ticketing Partner of the Race Track Business Conference.

About IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG)

IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG) ( is a leading purveyor of sports and live entertainment experiences and is the privately-held parent company of the International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and multiple motorsports properties. IRG owns and operates Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR), Palm Beach Driving Club® (PBDC), Memphis International Raceway™ (MIR), Southwestern International Raceway™ (SWIR), Cordova International Raceway™ (CIR), and Maryland International Raceway (MDIR), as well as Drag Review magazine and produces IHRA Nitro Jam television show for MAVTV through its in house production company IHRA Productions™.

About Race Track Business Conference

The annual Race Track Business Conference ( hosted by the National Speedway Directory provides a platform for industry leaders to collaborate, analyze, and conceptualize around the business of motorsports. Shared insights from all forms of racing create dialogue and interaction in a unique intellectual environment.

About Performance Racing Industry

Performance Racing Industry, ( monthly business magazine, is recognized as ”The Voice of the Racing Marketplace.” Targeted at the racing trade, PRI connects manufacturers of racing products and technology with the distribution channels of retailers, builders, distributers, and teams. The PRI Show is the world’s largest auto racing trade show.

For additional information, contact:

Dave Hutton – (801) 541-1411 –
Jason Rittenberry – (561) 578-5622 –
Timothy W. Frost – (847) 778-9475 –