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GM of Kentucky Speedway to Speak at Kenton Rotary

The General Manager of the Kentucky Speedway, Mark Simendinger, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kenton County’s luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 24.

Simendinger has served as the General Manager of Kentucky Speedway since it was acquired by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. in 2009. As Kentucky Speedway’s only President/GM, Simendinger played a primary role in the planning, development and operation of the facility under its original ownership dating back to the track’s inception and first race in 2000. Prior to leading Kentucky Speedway, Simendinger served as the President of Turfway Park Race Course in Florence.

Kentucky Speedway is located in Sparta and broke ground on July 10, 1998. The Kentucky Speedway is the annual host of NASCAR races with a seating a capacity of 107,000.

“The Rotary Club of Kenton County is thrilled to have Mark Simendinger as our guest speaker,” stated President Carol Margrave. “Our club members are looking forward to hearing about the upcoming events and many facets of the Kentucky Speedway.”

The luncheon will begin at noon at the Colonial Cottage Inn in Erlanger. To make a reservation, please contact Carol Margrave at 859-240-8227. The cost to cover the lunch is $12.00 per person.

- Staff report/Photo: Mark Simendinger (provided)