One of the longest-serving track presidents in NASCAR also has seniority among the Valley’s major sports entities
By Michael Knight | Special for azcentral sports
One of the longest-serving track presidents in NASCAR also has seniority among the Valley’s major sports entities.
This month is Bryan Sperber’s 15th anniversary as president of Phoenix International Raceway, a tenure beyond any within International Speedway Corp., PIR’s parent company and the largest owner/operator of major U.S. racetracks. Sperber’s position as an ISC track boss is even longer when his 1997-2002 service at the legendary Watkins Glen, N.Y., road course is added.
Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Phoenix International Raceway.
Obvious PIR highlights under Sperber’s leadership include gaining a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series date in 2005, adding lights to allow night racing, track repaving in 2011 and a $178 million redevelopment of the facility scheduled to be completed in November 2018.