FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2014
MOTORDROME SPEEDWAY OPENS IN 2014 UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP
Smithton, PA – Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. announced today that is has reached a deal to
purchase Motordrome Speedway. The deal is effective immediately and the new management
team is already working on plans for the 2014 Season.
The new team will be led by Todd Melfi, President of Turn 4 Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Melfi has an
extensive background in developing, building and operating racetracks. He was responsible for
the idea to construct Lake Erie Speedway in North East, PA and was the track’s General Manager
for its first 5 years. After leaving Lake Erie Speedway he went on to work with Rusty Wallace as
the General Manager for Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.
In addition to his racing background Mr. Melfi has an impressive background in Sports Marketing.
He was the General Manager for ISP Sports/IMG at Villanova University and the University of
Pittsburgh responsible for managing the multi-media/sponsorship rights for both Athletic
Departments. In 2009 he went on to become the Vice President of Sports & Entertainment Sales
for The Madison Square Garden Company in New York, NY where he was responsible for selling
sponsorships and managing a sales team for world renowned sports and entertainment
properties such as, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Radio City Rockettes, The
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Beacon Theater, Chicago Theater, Fuse Forum in LA, New
York Rangers and New York Knicks. Most recently, he was working with the PGA TOUR in Palm
Springs, CA prior to forming his own company and finalizing the deal for Motordrome Speedway
that brings him back to his native Pittsburgh.
Todd will be joined by his wife Melissa, who was also an instrumental part of the development
and operation of Lake Erie Speedway and will serve as the Executive Vice President of
Motordrome Speedway. The new team not only brings with them extensive knowledge and
experience, but a true passion for short track racing and a desire to incorporate many fresh and
new ideas, events and improvements that will be welcomed by fans, drivers, sponsors and all
who visit Motordrome Speedway.
“My wife and I are truly excited about the opportunity to come back home and do what we truly
love,” Melfi stated. “Motordrome Speedway has a rich history and we are very excited to have
the honor of building on such a tradition and continuing the quest of revitalizing the track and
making it one of the best short tracks in the country”. Melfi continued to say “we would like to
thank Red Miley for all of his contributions to asphalt racing in Western PA and we are honored to
continue his legacy and build on the foundation that he created for Motordrome Speedway. We
would also like to thank Ben Miley for continuing to oversee the operations and maintaining the
success of the track.”
The torch is being passed to Turn 4 Entertainment Inc. from Miley Motorsports Inc. “The entire
Miley family wishes Todd and his family well as they take the reins of Western PA asphalt racing
and are certain that James “Red” Miley wishes them well and will be watching” stated Miley
Motorsports Inc.Speedway officials will be releasing the full 2014 Schedule soon, along with new and exciting
events and opportunities for fans to come out and enjoy Motordrome Speedway. The track will
officially open on Friday, May 2, 2014.
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