Officials from Thompson International Speedway announced Friday that longtime special advisor to the track, Ben Dodge Jr. has left the facility.
“I personally want to thank Ben for his many years of dedicated service and for all of the positive contributions he made to this track,” track owner Don Hoenig said in a release. “Ben and I have had a great working relationship for well over 30 years and I know that he will be missed by our staff, sponsors, competitors and the entire racing fraternity. I want to wish only the best for Ben in his future endeavors,”
Dodge was not immediately available for comment on the situation.
The Friday release from the track also stated simply that weekly racing will continue at the track in 2013, with no other details concerning that program. There has been much speculation concerning the possibility of a major overhaul of the weekly racing program at Thompson.
The release stated: “The complete schedule will be released in the next week to ten days. We will also be releasing our future plans for the expansion and operation of the facility in the very near future. The 2013 rules for racing competition are also just about ready for release.”
“We are looking to enhance and expand the facilities and over all motorsports operations here at Thompson Speedway,” Jonathan Hoenig, director of marketing at the track, said in the release. “With these programs, we are all looking forward to many new changes, advancements in the operations and product offerings to the motorsports community.”
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