Liaw and Pankow Named “Innovators of the Year”

At Race Track Business Conference

Indianapolis, IN (January 30, 2017)

The Race Track Business Conference has awarded Jim Liaw, President of Formula Drift and Chip Pankow, President of Red Bull Global Rally Cross as “Innovators of the Year.” The third annual trophy was presented FuelTix at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

“Formula Drift and Red Bull Global Rally Cross are leaders in motorsports entertainment. They are the most exciting events that are fan favorites,” said Dave Hutton – VP of FuelTix.

“Formula Drift stakeholders work hard to present a compelling form of motorsports. Honored to receive this award,” said Jim Liaw – President – Formula Drift.

“This is a special award for the entire RBGRC team. Thanks to our partners for making this series a success,” said Chip Pankow – President – Red Bull Global Rally Cross.



“Recognizing talented efforts of motorsports professionals is an important part of the Race Track Business Conference,” said Tim Frost the organizer of the event. “Proud to have FuelTix as the official ticketing partner of the event.”

Previous award winners were Jason Rittenberry and Dan Robinson.

About FuelTix

FuelTix ( is a leading provider of full-featured, hybrid ticketing software systems for motorsports 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.

About Formula Drift

Formula Drift ( is recognized as a North America’s professional drifting championship series. Taking competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life.

About Red Bull Global Rally Cross

Red Bull Global Rally Cross ( combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in fan friendly environments.

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 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 – (866) 323-5411 –
Jim Liaw – (562) 901-2600 –
Chip Pankow – (213) 745-2123 –
Timothy W. Frost – (847) 778-9475 –