Over the previous decade, Brandon Igdalsky steered Pocono Raceway from obscurity to relevance.
However the time has come for brand spanking new arms to take the wheel.
Former monitor CEO and president Brandon Igdalsky introduced his resignation from Pocono on Tuesday, handing CEO duties to youthful brother Nick Igdalsky and the title of president to Ben Might.
The elder Igdalsky leaves the monitor his grandfather constructed for a task with NASCAR, turning into the sanctioning physique’s managing director of occasion advertising and promotion.
“The playing cards simply all fell into place,” Brandon Igdalsky stated Friday. “We have finished some nice issues at Pocono, and talked to some pals at NASCAR and simply type of seemed on the void that that they had from the monitor’s perspective. And it was the right timing, good match.”
Nick Igdalsky, who turns into simply the third CEO in monitor historical past alongside grandfather Dr. Joseph Matiolli and brother Brandon, is grateful for the chance to take the reigns.
“It means rather a lot to me,” he stated Thursday. “This can be a household-run enterprise; it all the time can be a household-run enterprise. Simply to have good individuals to get your again and that will help you study alongside the best way might be an awesome asset to me. However I am absolutely ready. My experiences at different amenities and what I’ve finished right here at Pocono has ready me.”
Nick had been the Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President of the power since 2007 whereas additionally spending 5 years overseeing renovations at South Boston Speedway, a zero.four-mile monitor in Virignia. He admits the promotion to CEO got here a bit before he anticipated, however with a loaded NASCAR weekend proper across the nook, he feels prepared to leap into his new position.
“My ideas and hopes have been that Brandon would stick round for at the very least one other 10 years or so, however that does not look like the case,” Nick Igdalsky stated. “However I am ready.”
Might first started working at Pocono Raceway in 2000 by means of Mountain Concessions and joined the monitor’s full-time employees a yr later as its director of trackside gross sales. After three years because the CMO of the Tough Triangle, he finds himself keen to start his new journey.
“Nick and I are excited to proceed the strong work that Brandon began, the trail he put us down,” Might stated. “It will be good.”
Nick Igdalsky and Might will want no time to construct a relationship with each other. The duo met in school at Elon College through the late Nineteen Nineties.
“Ben Might and I work very, very nicely collectively,”…