Interim President Selected For IHRA

(NORWALK, OH) – The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has announced that the IRG Sports and Entertainment Board of Directors has appointed Skooter Peaco as interim president effective immediately.

Peaco replaces Scott Gardner, who resigned as president in order to pursue other interests.

Peaco possesses a deep knowledge of the business and he assumes his responsibilities as interim president with the full support of the board. Since 2003, Peaco has served as the Director of Racing Operations and most recently as the Vice President of Racing Operations, at the IHRA.

The board also wishes Scott Gardner well in his future endeavours and thanks him for his service over the past two years.

A search committee has been created, which will oversee the process for the identification and selection of a permanent president. The committee has been charged with selecting an experienced individual to take over as the permanent president, improve the performance of the IHRA, and drive long-term growth.

Additionally, the IHRA has announced the revision to the 2016 National Schedule by reducing two events; the current Baton Rouge, LA, event on March 18 and 19, and Cordova, IL, on June 2 through 4. These are the only schedule changes to the 2016 National Schedule.


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