The Annual NASCAR Summit serves as the only annual meeting for representatives from the facilities hosting NASCAR Events. The Summit addresses topics related to operations, large-event / venue security, access control, risk management, training, fire suppression, extrication, and emergency medical services.

Over the course of our Summit, employees and volunteers come together to share experiences and gain additional knowledge regarding their roles in Operations, Fire & Safety, Medical, Security and other fields at their respective tracks.

NASCAR welcomes representatives from all tracks that host NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and IMSA road racing as well as NASCAR Home Tracks that host Developmental Series Events. We welcome the opportunity to share ideas and network with all of the members of the NASCAR family of tracks. Registrations will be confirmed and approved by each track as part of the registration process.

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Register for 2015 Annual NASCAR Summit

Embassy Suites Hotel Block

We are excited to return to the beautiful Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Concord, North Carolina for our event.

A block of rooms has been reserved for NASCAR at a group rate of $143/single occupancy per night on a first come, first serve basis. The special room rate will be available until December 19th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Attendees may book their reservations by either:
-Calling the hotel direct at 704.455.8200 and speaking to our reservations department.
-Calling 1.800.EMBASSY and providing the Group/Convention Code: NSS.
-Going online here.


The Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord hotel provides a stunning accommodation for anyone visiting the Charlotte area on business or for leisure. Our Charlotte-Concord hotel is conveniently located off I-85 at Bruton Smith Boulevard - only 20 miles from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and minutes from the Concord Regional Airport.

The Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center features 308 beautifully decorated two-room guest suites, including 16 two-bedroom suites and two Presidential suites. A full size sleeper sofa and well-lit dining and work table make it easy to work and relax; many rooms include covered balconies so you can enjoy a great view of the area.

Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW
Concord, NC 28027
Phone: 704.455.8200
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Cancellation Policy: Embassy Suites has a 24-hour Cancellation Policy. Reservations must be cancelled by 4:00 PM the day prior to arrival to avoid charges. If you need to cancel or make changes to your reservations please contact the hotel directly at (704) 455-8200.

Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

All travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.


Hotel Amenities

  • Laundry service
  • Complimentary USA Today
  • Room service
  • Business center - computers, fax, copier, printer
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Rocky River Grille & Lounge
  • Caffeina’s Marketplace
  • Spa Botanica
  • Rocky River Golf Cub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Sundeck
  • Meeting rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary Nightly Manager’s Reception (2 drinks per person & light snacks)
  • Complimentary breakfast area (For on-site guests)
  • Free parking
  • Hertz - located in Embassy Suites Hotel (704) 455-3854

Embassy Suites Hotel & Concord Convention Center
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, NC 28027
(704) 455-8200

85 North: 85 North, get off onto Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Proceed to go right 1/4 of mile left onto John Q. Hammons Drive to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

85 South: 85 South, get off onto Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Proceed to go left at the traffic light. Proceed to right 1/4 mile left into John Q. Hammons Drive to the Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

77 North: 77 North to 85N to Greensboro to Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Make a right at the traffic light. Proceed 1/4 mile and make a left into John Q. Hammons Dr. to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

77 South from Statesville: 77 South to 85N Greensboro to Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. make left at traffic light. Proceed 1/4 mile and make a left into John Q. Hammons Drive to the Embassy Suites Gold Resort & Spa.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: From Airport “Charlotte Douglas Memorial” Exit airport to 85N Exit 49 Bruton Smith Blvd. Make right 1/4 mile left onto John Q. Hammons Drive to Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Spa.

Taxi to & from Charlotte-Douglas Airport is approximately $50.00 (prices may vary).


Courtyard Charlotte Concord
(across from the Embassy Suites
7201 Scott Padgett Parkway
Concord, North Carolina 28027 USA
Phone: (704) 453-2600
Room Block: NASCAR Summit Group
Negotiated Rate: $119 (King or 2 Queen beds)

Hampton Inn and Suites - Concord, NC
9850 Weddington Rd
Concord, NC 28027
Phone: (704) 979-5600
Summit ID: 2748594
Negotiated Rate: $95


12:30 PM - 2:00 PM OPERATIONS: Emergency Pavement Repair and Materials – Hands on Training (NEW DEMONSTRATION)
Speaker(s): Bob Harrington, Bill Braniff, Marty Flugger, Asphalt Repair Industry Product Representatives
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM MEDICAL: 99 Skills Workshop Priority will be given to physicians for skill stations. Nurses and EMTs are welcome to audit the class.
Speaker(s): Dr. Jamie Syrett
2:10 PM - 3:55 PM OPERATIONS: Elgin Vacuum / Sweeper / Jet Demonstration **NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS**
Speaker(s): Jeff Miles/Tim Arfons
2:10 PM - 3:55 PMMEDICAL: Medical Roundtable
Speaker(s): Dr. Bobby Lewis
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Air Titan Demonstration **NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS**
Speaker(s): Jerry Kaproth
4:10 PM - 5:00 PM MEDICAL: Medical Roundtable
Speaker(s): Dr. Bobby Lewis

8:30 AM - 9:45 PMGENERAL SESSION: Tom Davin
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Green Initiative Update
Speaker(s): Catherine Kummer, Manager of NASCAR Green Innovation
10:00 AM - 10:50 AMMEDICAL: More Than Just Turning Left: The Physiological Strain of Competitive Stock Car Drivers
Speaker(s):  Lara Carlson, Ph.D.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SECURITY: Fusion Centers/Social Media
Speaker(s): Kristie Toruno, CFIX
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM TRACK SERVICES: Choosing the Correct Fire Extinguishing Agent
Speaker(s): Carson Wilkinson
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM OPERATIONS: AIR TITAN Logistics and Operations – NASCAR Open Testing/ GOODYEAR Tire Testing Logistics
Speaker(s): Thomas Davenport & Jerry Kaproth
11:05 AM - 11:55 AM MEDICAL: The 5 P's of Physician Protection on Track - PPE
Speaker(s): Dr. Tressa Naik
11:05 AM - 11:55 AMSECURITY: Best Practices/DHS Updates
Speaker(s): Victor Benavides, DHS
11:05 AM - 11:55 AMTRACK SERVICES: New Technology Officiating and the Pit Road Firefighter, Are we ready? Is your Track Pit Road Policy Ready?
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall
11:55 AM - 1:30 PMLUNCH
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM OPERATIONS: NASCAR Painting and Prep Guide / Operational Update
Speaker(s): Tim Bermann / Scott French
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMMEDICAL: Metropolis in a Cornfield
Speaker(s): Dr. Ryan Stanton
1:30 PM - 2:20 PM SECURITY: Evolution of a Command Post – Cultivating an Integrated Team
Speaker(s): Lt. Mark Rupnick
1:30 PM - 2:20 PMTRACK SERVICES: LMS System Tutorial
Speaker(s):  Chuck Lineback & Beverly Weslowski
2:35 PM - 3:20 PMOPERATIONS:  New Life in Pocono
Speaker(s):  Brandon Igdalsky, Kevin Henry, George Ewald
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM MEDICAL: Motorsports Medicine and Crash Physics 101
Speaker(s):  Dr. Gregg Summerville
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM SECURITY: Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Speaker(s): Mark Camillo 
2:35 PM - 3:25 PMTRACK SERVICES: Challenges with the Future of Race Recovery
Speaker(s):  Chris LeClaire
3:25 PM 4:00 PMBREAK
4:00 PM - 4:50 PMOPERATIONS: NASCAR Media Group & Broadcast Panel
Speaker(s): NASCAR Media Group & Broadcast Panel
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM MEDICAL: Carbon Monoxide Review
Speaker(s): Tom Gideon & Dr. Dennis Allin
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM SECURITY: Mitigating Access Vulnerabilities (Session is restricted to law enforcement, security director/manager/supervisors)
Speaker(s): TBD
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

TRACK SERVICES:  Utilizing Tenured Employees to Guide the Future of Track Services at Your Facility
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall


9:25 AM - 10:15 AMOPERATIONS: Big 3M
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM MEDICAL: The Painful Truth About Back Boards
Speaker(s): Dr. Bryan Bledsoe
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM SECURITY: Weather & EAPs
Speaker(s): Troy Willrick, DIS
9:25 AM - 10:15 AMTRACK SERVICES: Leading Small Groups in a Moving Environment
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMOPERATIONS: Elgin Sweeper 6.0
Speaker(s): Jeff Miles
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MEDICAL: Concussion Evaluation and Management
Speaker(s): Dr. Wiercisiewski and Dr. Vinay Deshmukh
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM SECURITY: 2015 Security Updates
Speakers: Mike Lentz & Forrest Frazier
10:30 AM - 11:20 AMTRACK SERVICES: Planning for, Preparing for and Conducting Effective On Track Training Scenarios
Speaker(s):  Chuck Lineback
11:20 AM - 12:50 PMLUNCH
12:50 PM - 1:40 PMOPERATIONS: Jet Dryer Nozzle Efficiency and Design
Speaker(s): Representatives from Emory-Riddle
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM MEDICAL: The Future of Medical Technology
Speaker(s):  Dr. Angi Fiege & Dr. Paul Szotek
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM SECURITY: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier
12:50 PM - 1:40 PM TRACK SERVICES: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier
1:55 PM - 2:45 PMOPERATIONS: Asphalt Repair – Iowa Speedway
Speaker(s): Bob Harrington, Tyler Clement and Tony Webster
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM MEDICAL: Advances In The Management of Chest Trauma
Speaker(s): Dr. Tim Pohlman and Dr. Dustin Petersen
1:55 PM - 2:45 PM SECURITY: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier
1:55 PM - 2:45 PMTRACK SERVICES: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier
3:00 PM - 3:50 PMOPERATIONS: College Student Field Experience Internship Programs
Speaker(s): Clay E. Harshaw, Ed.D.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM MEDICAL: Lateral Epicondylitis in the NASCAR Setting
Speaker(s): Ken Breath, PT, ATC, LAT
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM SECURITY: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM TRACK SERVICES: Table Top Exercise
Speaker(s): Todd Marshall & Forrest Frazier



Tom Davin
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 5.11 Tactical

Tom Davin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 5.11 Tactical, the leading innovator of tactical apparel and gear that enhances the performance of law enforcement, fire, emergency medical service and military professionals worldwide. From 2004 to 2009 Davin led Panda Restaurant Group, Inc., one of the fastest growing chains and the leading Asian restaurant chain. Davin joined Panda as President and Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive Officer in 2005. To accelerate growth, Davin redefined Panda’s mission and led strategic innovation across the leadership, menu, guest service and financial drivers of the business, supported by initiatives to build Panda’s culture as the critical component necessary to sustain excellence. During Davin’s tenure Panda more than doubled its company-owned store count to 1300, grew revenue at 16% per annum to $1.25 Billion and grew EBITDA at 22% per annum. From 2003 to 2007 Davin was a member of the board of directors of Oakley, Inc. (NYSE: OO) and led the process that culminated with the sale to Luxottica Group S.p.A (Milan: LUX.MI) for more $2.1 Billion. Prior to joining Panda, Davin was the Operating Partner of private equity firm Brentwood Associates. From 1991 to 2000 Davin was a senior executive with PepsiCo, Inc. and Taco Bell Corp, where he was one of the founding executives who led the 1997 creation of Tricon Global Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: YUM). Davin was Taco Bell’s Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2000. He began his business career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an investment banker.

Davin is a former U.S. Marine Corps Captain. His four years of infantry command assignments included roles as a company commander in 1st Recon Battalion and 3rd Recon Battalion, followed by selection to become an infantry tactics instructor at the USMC officer course, The Basic School, in Quantico VA. His military qualifications include US Army Ranger, Special Forces Combat Diver, Naval Parachutist and Jumpmaster.

Davin earned a MBA from Harvard University, with Distinction and a BA from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude. Davin is a Board member the Infinite Hero Fund. He and his wife Molly have endowed an athletic scholarship for Duke Lacrosse; the team has won Division 1 National Championships in 2013 and 2014.


MEDICAL CEs and MEs provided by Novant Health

Dennis Allin, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Medical Director, Kansas Speedway

Dr. Allin graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1983, then completed his Emergency Medicine residency in 1986. Dr. Allin is currently the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kansas in addition to being Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and splits his full time clinical duties between Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine. He has served as the Medical Director of the Kansas Speedway since prior to it’s opening in 2001 as well as served as the Medical Director for Kansas City, Kansas EMS since 1989.

Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P
Professor of Emergency Medicine- University of Nevada School of Medicine

Dr. Bryan Bledsoe is an emergency physician, researcher, and EMS author. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nevada -School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He is the author of numerous EMS textbooks and has over 1 million books in print. Dr. Bledsoe was named “Hero of Emergency Medicine” in 2008 by the American College of Emergency Physicians and a “Hero of Health and Fitness” by Men’s Health magazine. Dr. Bledsoe is medical director for MedicWest ambulance in Las Vegas and the annual Burning Man event.

Ken Breath, PT, ATC, LAT
Clinical Manager- OrthoCarolina
Head Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer- Joe Gibbs Racing
Physical Therapy Consultant- Davidson College

Ken is the Clinic Manager for OrthoCarolina Huntersville whose greater than 12 years of experience include treating multiple NASCAR drivers, mechanics, pit crew members and other professional athletes. He currently serves as the Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for Joe Gibbs Racing, and consults with Kasey Kahne Racing and Davidson College. He earned his Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from High Point University and his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Virginia. Ken has presented at the National Athletic Trainers Association National Convention, NASCAR Symposium, and multiple times for the OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Symposium.

Lara Carlson, Ph.D., FACSM, CSCS
Associate Professor- University of New England

Dr. Lara Carlson is an Associate Professor at the University of New England and has a faculty appointment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Outside the classroom, Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower qualifying and competing in four USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. Carlson is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a 2011 recipient of the American College of Sports Medicine New England Chapter (NEACSM) Honor Award, and has recently been elected President of the NEACSM for an unprecedented second term. Her primary research interests include the effects of resistance exercise on inflammatory/immune responses, and she has a special interest in the physiological challenges observed in automobile racing.

Dr. Angela B. Fiege, M.D.

Dr. Fiege is Adjunct Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at IU Health in Indianapolis, IN. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University followed by a Critical Care Fellowship. In addition, she is a fellow in Neurocritical Care awarded by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Fiege has an extensive background in EMS including 6 years as a medic followed by 21 years a flight nurse. She currently serves as the 99 for NASCAR events held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). She assisted Dr. Szotek in piloting Google Glass this spring at the IMS.

Tom Gideon, PE
Senior Director-NASCAR Safety
NASCAR Research and Development

Tom came to NASCAR Research and Development in February 2009, as Director- Safety R&D. His primary role is improving driver’s safety and crash analysis. Previous to joining NASCAR, Tom worked for General Motors for 12 years as the Safety Manager for GM racing. Tom is a Professional Engineer with a BSME from The Ohio State University, the author/ co-author of several SAE papers on driver’s safety, an SAE member for 28 years, and a Board member of International Council of Motorsports Sciences (ICMS).

Bobby Lewis, M.D.
Medical Director- Talladega Superspeedway
NASCAR Consulting Physician

Dr. Bobby Lewis has been involved with NASCAR racing at Talladega Superspeedway since 1981 as a staff physician on the LifeSaver helicopter and in the Infield Care Center. He became Medical Director at Talladega 18 years ago and was involved in the planning of the NASCAR Medical Liaison program. He has remained a Physician Consultant for NASCAR since the Medical Liaison program began. He has been actively involved with the racing community and has given numerous presentations to racing and sports organizations. Dr. Lewis is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama Birmingham. In addition he has practiced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 30 years.

Tressa Naik, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director - Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Physician Consultant
Medical Director for the City of Henderson Fire Department

Tressa D. Naik, MD is the Assistant Medical Director at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a current NASCAR Physician Consultant, physician at University Medical Center in Las Vegas and Medical Director for the City of Henderson Fire Department. These diverse roles allow her the unique opportunity to share her knowledge of patient care both on and off the track in regards to EMS response. It is a continual learning process which drives her passion for education and safety.

She continues to work and live in the Henderson/Las Vegas area where she has the opportunity to go back to her roots in the education of Emergency Medicine residents at University Medical Center, Las Vegas and the EMP Firefighter program.

Dustin J. Petersen, M.D., MPH

Dustin is a trauma and surgical critical care fellow at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 2007, completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, and recently finished residency training in general surgery in Columbus, Ohio. He has experience working in the emergency department, cardiac cath lab, as an EMT, and as a volunteer firefighter. In addition to injury crash research, he is also interested in clinical education, public policy, and emergency medical services administration.

Dustin and his wife, Karen, live in Carmel with their two children, Clay and Olivia.

Timothy H. Pohlman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery- Indiana University School of Medicine
Director of Trauma Intensive Care and Trauma Outreach- Indiana University Health Methodist
Associate Director- LifeLine Air Ambulance Service

Dr. Pohlman is Professor of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine and serves as Director of Trauma Intensive Care, Director of Trauma Outreach, and Associate Director LifeLine Air Ambulance Service at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Pohlman is board-certified in Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Neurocritical Care. Dr. Pohlman has received numerous awards during his career, including AΩA and Outstanding Teacher of the Year from the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Dr. Pohlman serves on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Rural Health Association and the Brain Injury Association of Indiana.

Dr. Ryan A. Stanton, M.D.
President KACEP
ACEP Public Relations Committee Chairman
Medical Director- Lexington Fire/EMS

Ryan is a full-time emergency physician in and around Lexington, KY. He also serves as the medical director for Lexington Fire/EMS in Lexington, KY. Ryan is active in several state and national medical societies, through presentations and leadership roles. He is currently the Public Relations Chairman and President for the Kentucky chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Through ACEP and Everyday Medicine, he regularly contributes to various media outlets.

This will be Ryan’s 3rd year presenting at the NASCAR Summit and he one day hopes to have a presentation in the “big room.”

Gregg Summerville, M.D.
IMSA Consulting Physician

Dr. Summerville has been involved in motorsports medicine for 10 years, first as the track physician at Road Atlanta, then as the Team Physician for the Corvette Factory Team. Finally he is now serving as a Consulting Physician for IMSA (International Motor Sports Association). IMSA is involved in events like the 12 hours of Sebring and the 24 hours of Le Mans. Dr. Summerville received his M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Emory in Atlanta. In addition to the racing, he is a staff physician in the Emergency Medicine Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ.

Jamie Syrett, M.D.

Jamie Syrett is the Director of EMS, Transfer and Retrieval Medicine for the Rochester Region Health System, Rochester, NY. His experience in pre-hospital, extrication, tactical, confined space and wilderness medicine allows him to bring a unique, practical and hands-on perspective to Motorsport Medicine. He works as the 99 at Watkins Glen International Speedway and can also be found responding to 911 calls with EMS as an on-scene EMS physician. He has become a very popular EMS educator and has presented on a national and international stage and has become well known for his "colorful" and fun teaching style. In his spare time Jamie can be found training for his first high altitude mountaineering adventure or playing box lacrosse for the Rochester Krewhawks. Jamie lives with his wife and 2 children in Rochester, NY.

Paul P. Szotek, Jr., M.D.
Trauma Surgery-Indiana University Health

Dr. Szotek completed a research fellowship at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and authored the first peer-reviewed publication identifying ovarian cancer stem cells. In February 2014, Dr. Szotek performed the first surgery in Indiana utilizing Google Glass technology. This past spring, Dr. Szotek led a pilot using Google Glass on emergency response teams at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the month of May. He is the acting President of the Wearable Technology in Healthcare Society.

David R. Wiercisiewski, M.D.
Sports Concussion Program Director of Carolina Sports Concussion Program
Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Dr. Wiercisiewski attended Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and completed his Residency and Internship at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. Dr. Wiercisiewski is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is affiliated with the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and the Brain Injury Association of America. Currently Dr. Wiercisiewski works for Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in the Charlotte office.


Tim Bermann

Tim Bermann serves as Race and Logistics Director for NASCAR Race Services for the three national series. During race events, you can find him in the tower, ready to dispatch track emergency crews. Tim has been with NASCAR since 1997 starting with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as a Technical Inspector and Pit Road Supervisor. In 2004 became one of the original members of the Track Services Team.  

Personal: Tim and his wife Sally live in Lake Villa, Illinois. They have one son, Jonathan. He is a former Weekly Series Competitor at Santa Fe Speedway and former official at Rockford Speedway. He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a BS in Economics. Tim loves to play golf and still hopes to pursue a career in professional tricycle racing.

Scott French

Scott French serves as Race and Logistics Manage for NASCAR Race Services. Scott is responsible for the advance preparation and on-site operational logistics for the three NASCAR National Series events. Scott also serves as a Race Director for NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Events. His primary responsibilities include making sure the facilities are ready for NASCAR competition, handling operational issues, and working as a liaison between the Track, NASCAR media partners, and NASCAR on event weekends. Scott has been with NASCAR since 2003, and has over 30 years experience in the racing business.

Bob Harrington

Prior to retiring, Mr. Harrington was Senior Engineer for the company that resurfaced Michigan International Speedway twice over a period of twenty years. The resurfacing project of 1994/95 was a design-build contract requiring a new asphalt pavement mix design capable of resisting forces that were damaging existing tracks. The resulting design-build specifications used on the MIS project have become the basis of the specifications used on almost all bituminous tracks paved since 1995.

Mr. Harrington has worked on more than 20 race tracks in United States, England, Canada and Mexico.

Currently he is a consultant to International Speedway Corporation and was part of the team that reconstructed Darlington, Talladega, Homestead/Miami, Phoenix, Richmond and Watkins-Glen Speedways.


Victor Benavides
Program Analyst, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Victor Benavides is a Program Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection, Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Agency. The Commercial Facilities Sector is designated as critical infrastructure, and includes prominent commercial centers, office buildings, shopping centers, arenas, stadiums, hotels, convention centers, and theme parks. Within the sector, Mr. Benavides’s focus is on the Outdoor Events Subsector, and supporting its security and resilience efforts in an all-hazards environment. Victor came to the Commercial Facilities Sector-Specific Agency (CF-SSA) in July 2011. In this position, he is responsible for working with DHS components and Commercial Facilities Sector partners to develop, evaluate, validate, or modify sector- specific risk assessment tools; collaborating with sector partners, including facilitating information sharing and building partnerships; and identifying and promoting effective sector-specific protection practices and methodologies. Victor has worked on numerous programs related to the homeland security mission and actively contributes to exercises related to the continual protection of and response to the safety of critical assets and resources.

Prior to joining DHS, Victor enjoyed a 35 year career in the retail industry where he held many Manager and District Manager positions for national retail chains to include drug stores, office products stores, and home improvement warehouses. Victor served as the District Manager of Operations during an expatriate assignment in the Republic of Mexico for four years, supervising expansion efforts for a major retailer while opening 24 units across the country.

Victor is a former US Army Sergeant, Combat Infantryman, who served in the Republic of Viet Nam. Victor attended San Antonio College where he studied Business Administration.

Brandon Blackburn
CEO and co-founder, Waypoint Global Strategies

Brandon Blackburn is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Waypoint Global Strategies. In this role, Mr. Blackburn oversees business development and strategic planning.

Prior to co-founding Waypoint, Mr. Blackburn was a CIA counterterrorism officer and worked extensively with U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) elements designing and implementing Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) missions for national security and humanitarian operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In this role, Mr. Blackburn also served to advise members of Congress and political appointees as they shaped policies and regulations pertaining to the Department of Defense's use of ISR. He also worked for the State Department as a security analyst at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the private sector, Mr. Blackburn worked in the utility industry with gas and power companies to identify ways to better protect their resources through use of ground penetrating radar.

Mr. Blackburn received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, during which time he worked as a sports television reporter covering NASCAR for the Orlando, Florida NBC affiliate. Upon graduating from Missouri, Mr. Blackburn earned his MBA in International Business and Operations Management from Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business in 2007. He currently resides in Winter Park, Florida.

Forrest Frazier
Director, Security, NASCAR

Prior to joining NASCAR, Forrest worked for Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. as the Director of Security. Forrest retired with 32 years of law enforcement with the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Sheriff Department and California Alcohol Law Enforcement. Forrest worked a variety of positions and retired as the commander of Special Operations Unit specializing in narcotics and organized crime. Forrest has extensive experience having participated in joint operations in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe New Year’s events, multiple agency narcotic investigations and rescue operations during floods and disasters.

Ed Klima, CEM
Senior Director, Public Safety and Track Operations
Dover International Speedway

Ed Klima currently serves as Senior Director of Public Safety and Track Operations for Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel and Casino where he oversees emergency preparedness planning and operations at several motorsports facilities across the U.S. as well as a comprehensive safety and loss control program for a multi-faceted sporting and entertainment complex in Delaware.

Mr. Klima also serves as a principal Emergency Preparedness Consultant for Medical Sports Group, Inc. where he has been a lead coordinator in the emergency planning process for Super Bowls XL - XLVIII. In addition, he specializes in emergency preparedness and capabilities assessments and the development of comprehensive public/private partnerships in emergency preparedness and response for large scale mass gathering events.

He has over twenty years of experience in public safety as both a career and volunteer fire fighter. Mr. Klima has served as the External Affairs Director for the Congressional Fire Services Institute. He is an original member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 610 Committee, Safety at Motorsports Venues and the NASCAR Security Council. He also serves as a faculty member for the IAVM Academy for Safety and Security and as a member for the National Sports, Safety and Security Advisory Council. A member of various state and local committees, Klima currently serves on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council for Delaware as well as the State Homeland Security Training and Exercise Committee.

Mr. Klima holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Delaware as well as a Masters in Public Safety Management form Saint Joseph’s University.

Mike Lentz
Senior Director, Security, NASCAR

Prior to joining NASCAR, Mike worked for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) as Director of Security and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in Gainesville, FL. Mike possesses over 27 years of law enforcement experience as a uniform Deputy Sheriff and a Detective assigned to the Major Case Squad (Homicide/Sex Crimes). Mike is certified in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and post blast investigations. Mike has extensive event management experience having assisted in the joint coordination of law enforcement operations at Ben Griffin Stadium at the University of FL.

Josh Olds
Director of Flight Operations, Waypoint Global Strategies

Josh Olds is Director of Flight Operations for Waypoint Global Strategies and oversees research and development. In this role, Mr. Olds is responsible for managing Waypoint’s aviation operations and along with members of his team develops and integrates customized aerial and operational solutions for Waypoint clients.

Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Olds served as an operations subject matter expert and former Instructor Operator for Textron Unmanned Systems, formerly AAI Corporation. In addition to instructing on the Aerosonde UAS platform, he served as an operator/maintainer for unmanned helicopters conducting anti-piracy missions in the Indian Ocean. Josh has extensive experience designing robust curriculum, courseware, and policy guides for diverse and challenging fields ranging from International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) control documentation to shipboard anti-piracy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Mr. Olds also serves as a recognized subject matter expert in UAS operations and curriculum designer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and received his B.S. in Aeronautical Science (professional pilot) and A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science leading to both commercial pilot and Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certifications. His professional interests include UAS simulation training, UAS flight safety, and UAS aircrew training. Josh resides in Daytona Beach, Florida, with his wife Maria.

Lt. Mark Rupnik

Lt. Rupnik is a 32-year veteran law enforcement officer for the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He currently is a shift commander for patrol operations. His significant training consists of Northwestern University School of Staff and Command; Leadership in Police Organizations; Enhanced Incident Management Unified Command Course, Texas A&M; Emergency Operations Center-Incident Management Team Interface, FEMA, Emmitsburg, MD; Command and General Staff Functions Incident Management Teams, Wisconsin Emergency Management.

Other experiences are 2004 PGA Championship Operations Chief; 2007 USGA Senior U.S. Open Championship Operations Chief; 2010 PGA Championship Operations Chief; 2012 LPGA U.S. Open Operations Chief; 2010-2014 NASCAR Nationwide Race, Road America, Officer in Charge.

Kristie Toruno, CFIX

Ms. Kristie Toruno is currently a Program Coordinator for the All-Hazards Sector and Intelligence Liaison Officer (ILO) program for the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX), representing the Regional Domestic Security Task Force 5. Ms. Toruno has over fifteen years combined experience in the emergency services intelligence field. She spent most of her career with the Orlando Police Department. While there she designed policy and implemented the agency’s first Incident Management Team. Ms. Toruno completed her college degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Public Administration with a minor and special focus in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Ms. Toruno implemented the sector development of fire, emergency medical services, public health, emergency management and private sector for the Central Florida region as a part of the National initiative for information sharing and all-hazards integration. Ms. Toruno is an instructor for ILO training and manages the ILO program for the Central Florida region. Ms. Toruno was recently selected as the National Fusion ILO Coordinotor of the Year – 2011, presented by the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in Phoenix, AZ.

Troy Willrick
Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services, Daytona International Speedway

Troy Willrick serves as the Senior Director of Event & Emergency Services at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. Willrick, who joined Daytona International Speedway in 2005, is responsible for event operations and oversight of Emergency Services including Fire Rescue, Care Centers, Race Control and OSHA/EPA regulatory issues. Willrick began his career in public safety in 1980 as an EMT, Paramedic, Shift Operations Manager for Volusia County EMS System. He also served as a Deputy Sheriff and Flight Paramedic for Volusia County Sheriff's Office. Troy, along with his wife Teri, have three children and three grandchildren and reside in Palm Coast, Florida.

Mark Camillo
Senior Vice President – Strategic Planning

Mark Camillo is internationally recognized as a law enforcement and security professional, with exceptional expertise in the area of emergency preparedness operations. He is credited with directing the security operations of some of the most critical infrastructures in the world.

Mark is currently serving as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at Contemporary Services Corporation, the leader in event security and crowd management in the United States. Mr. Camillo began his career in law enforcement as a Special Agent in the U.S. Secret Service where he completed a distinguished 21-year career that included three separate assignments at the White House. Specialized assignments at the White House required protecting four U.S. Presidents and family members in various capacities and ultimately being head of the White House Security Branch, which encompassed the supervision of daily security, emergency preparedness and all-hazards operations at the White House Complex.

Following his final White House tour of duty, Mr. Camillo continued his advancement in the Secret Service being appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Director, detailed to the headquarters of the newly created Department of Homeland Security. He continued working in critical assignments until his return to Secret Service headquarters where he was appointed the Chief Technology Officer for the agency.

Mr. Camillo held several key positions during his career in major event planning, but the most notable was being appointed the Olympic Coordinator for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Under his direction, the Secret Service executed its mission through Presidential Executive Order to design, plan and implement the Federal operational security plan for the Games. The successful execution of this carefully designed preparedness and prevention plan was later identified by the White House Office of Homeland Security as an excellent model for future security designs at Events of National Significance.

Mark serves as an appointed member of the American Society of Industrial Security’s Global Terrorism/International Crime Council, an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Academy for Venue Safety & Security conducted annually by the International Association of Venue Managers.

Academic engagement includes being appointed a Senior Fellow at the George Mason University Center for Infrastructure Protection serving as a subject matter expert in security studies and operations.

Most recently, Mr. Camillo was appointed the Chair of the Department of Homeland Security sanctioned Public Assembly Facility Subsector Council, which reports to the Commercial Facilities Sector Council, sanctioned by the Office of Infrastructure Protection.


Beverly Weslowski
Instructional Designer, NASCAR

Beverly Weslowski joined NASCAR in March 2005. She works in the Training & Development Department, designing new curriculum and updating current curriculum for the Officials and Track Services Training Programs. Prior to working in the Training Department, Beverly worked with the Track Services and Timing & Scoring Departments.  Originally from Bluefield, West Virginia, Beverly and her husband, L.J. reside in Concord, North Carolina. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and Red Sox baseball.

Chuck Lineback
Coordinator, Training/Track Services, NASCAR

Chuck came to NASCAR Track Services as the Training Coordinator early in 2013 after spending the last 30 years in public service as a Firefighter / Paramedic in central North Carolina. Chuck spent 7 years as the Medical Liaison for the Special Operations Response Team in Winston Salem and coordinated the medical response team for Wake Forest University Football and Basketball seasons. Chuck is also an adjunct faculty with the North Carolina Community College system, University of North Carolina and Duke University Life Support Education. He has written training programs for the State of North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT) and the United States Marine Corps Installation Emergency Management Program and the National Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT NC-1). His background is research in Weapons of Mass Destruction with an emphasis on triage and initial care but his heart is supporting the educational needs of all first responders regardless of level of care.

Todd Marshall
Manager, Track Services, NASCAR

Todd M. Marshall is a Track Services Manager for NASCAR, Mr. Marshall recently retired from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue department after 23 years of service at the rank of Captain. Todd has been in the fire service since 1982, he started as a volunteer firefighter in Delaware. Prior to NASCAR Todd was with Dover Motorsports Inc., where he worked at the Dover International Speedway, working everything from the garage to finally ending up on the tool truck. Todd Marshall has been involved with training within the fire service from the firefighter to the battalion chief with didactic and hands on evolutions and scenario based training for the past 20 years.

Forrest Frazier
Director, Security, NASCAR

Prior to joining NASCAR, Forrest worked for Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA. as the Director of Security. Forrest retired with 32 years of law enforcement with the California Highway Patrol, Sacramento County Sheriff Department and California Alcohol Law Enforcement. Forrest worked a variety of positions and retired as the commander of Special Operations Unit specializing in narcotics and organized crime. Forrest has extensive experience having participated in joint operations in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe New Year’s events, multiple agency narcotic investigations and rescue operations during floods and disasters.

2015 NASCAR Summit Vendor Packet
2015 Vendor Hall Layout
2015 Embassy Suites Exhibitor Order Form




Cheaha Construction
Racing Radios


Akron Turbine
BCM Solutions
Columbia Southern University
Elgin Sweeper Company
Enforcer One
Fisher Scientific
Gel Tech Solutions
G-Force Racing Gear
ISS 24/7
JKS Motorsports
Oil Spill Solutions
Owens Corning
Pacific Satellite
Parts Master
Point Source
Pro-Tech 8
R+B Fabrications
Roush Yates
S&S Medical Supplies
Southeastern Equipment
Smith Fence
TEAM Coalition
United Site Services
VA Golf Cars


Elgin Sweeper Company
Muddy Creek Motorsports
Southeasterm Equipment

Question: Are tours of the NASCAR Research & Development Center available?
Answer: The NASCAR Research & Development Center is a working research facility and as such, is not open to tours.
Question: What race shops are nearby? Can I get a “behind- the-scenes” tour?
Answer: Please see the Area Information for a listing of all of the area’s attractions, including the race shops. Each team or shop has their own hours and guidelines for tours and visitors. Remember that all the team s are busy preparing for the start of the season, so asking for special access would not be appropriate.
Question: Are tours of Charlotte Motor Speedway available?
Answer: The Charlotte Motor Speedway is located just a few minutes from the Embassy Suites – Concord Convention Center. The Gift Shop offers tours on a regular basis for a small fee.
Question: Is there any time for me to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame in downtown Charlotte?
Answer: Please plan to arrive early or stay an extra day or two to visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as well as the Race Shops in the area!
Question: Can my spouse or other guest attend the Summit with me?
Answer: Yes. Although attendance at the individual educational sessions is restricted, guests may register and attend the Welcome and Vendor Receptions and Vendor Hall for a reasonable fee. Guests who do not attend any Summit functions are not required to register. We do encourage each attendee to comply with any corporate travel guidelines regarding guests.
Question: Where can attendees go for meals?
Answer: A complete listing of local restaurants can be found at the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau website, the link can be found on the Area Information page. We are working with local restaurants as well to offer a discount while you are visiting with us. Please visit the Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau Information Table during registration for more information on these discounts!
Question: How do I get credit for attending the class?
Answer: You receive credit by having your Summit badge scanned by the room hosts positioned near the exit of each Summit meeting room. This information is critical in helping us plan future Sum m it program s, so please take the time to have your badge scanned.
Question: Is it important to be scanned at the end of the session?
Answer: Yes! The information we obtain helps us plan future Summit activity.
Question: How do I obtain a list of the sessions I attended?
Answer: You can get access to a listing of sessions you attended by logging in to the NASCAR Learning Management System ( /). Simply click on ‘View’, ‘My History’ to get a full list of your educational activity.
Question: How do I get certificates for attending a session?
Answer: Log in to the NASCAR Learning Management System ( /). Simply click on ‘View’, ‘My History’. To the right of each line is a hyperlink ‘certificate’ that will open in a new browser window.
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM What is the website address?
Answer: The Learning Management System can be found by visiting /. NASCAR’s LMS tracks all Summit educational activity, as well as all the efforts of NASCAR’s Training & Development Group.
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM How is my account created? Do I need to do that?
Answer: Most attendees already have an account in NASCAR’s Learning Management System . Those who do not will have an account created for them as part of the Sum m it’s registration process. You may access the account by visiting the LMS web site ( Click ‘Log In’ in the blue menu bar. You may log in using either your e-m ail address or the six-digit number on your Summit badge (81-1234, please include the hyphen). If NASCAR created the account for you, try using the word nascar. You can also use the ‘lost password’ link found underneath the password box.
Question: NASCAR'S LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM I lost my password. What do I do?
Answer: The system will e-mail your current password to you. From the ‘Log In’ page, click the ‘lost password’ link found directly under the password box.
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT What continuing education credit is available for the NASCAR Summit?
Answer: Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for the NASCAR Summit have been applied for through Winston – Salem State University. Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity. Contact hours have been applied for from the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Registered Nurses need to complete a questionnaire in order to receive CE's. Additional details will be provided during the educational activity.
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT I am a nursing professional. Is continuing nursing education credit available for Summit activity?
Answer: Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction over such activity. Contact hours have been applied for from the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Registered Nurses need to complete a questionnaire in order to receive CE's.
Question: CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT I am a physician. Is continuing education credit available for Summit activity?
Answer: Final approval of any credit towards any professional or continuing education requirements lies with the individual authority having jurisdiction



Name  Phone Email Role
Bermann, Tim 704.507.5392 Exhibitor Manager
Bruneel, Allison 386.310.6474 Website & Exhibitor Coordinator
Frazier, Forrest 704.720.3143 Agenda - Security
French, Scott 386.566.0231 Agenda - Operations
Lockett, Ebony 704.720.3127 Registration & Hotel Coordinator
Robertson, Rodney 704.277.4184 Agenda - Track Services
Talbert, Pam 386.310.6428 Agenda - Medical