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Terry Lefton

Staff writer Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising.

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Int'l Hot Rod Association To Expand Global Reach With Four Events In Australia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 16

The Int'l Hot Rod Association is expanding globally with an agreement to sanction drag-racing events at four of Australia's largest quarter-mile tracks: Perth Motorplex, Sydney Dragway, Willowbank Raceway, located near Brisbane; and the recently opened Springmount Raceway, near Cairns, Queensland. I...

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Tags: Australia, Events and Attractions

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