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RACING.  
  • 42 Years
  • Over 3,000 Events
  • Event Production
  • Event Promotion
  • Oval Track
  • Dirt and Paved
  • Drag Racing
  • Motorcross
  • Car Shows/Auctions
RISK.
  • Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Motorsports
  • Race Tracks
  • Teams
  • Sanctioning Bodies
  • Waiver Challenges
RPM ACT.
  • Led Legislative Efforts
  • Leveraged membership
  • Civic Board experience
TOM DEERY:
A DRIVING FORCE
 
 

4 DECADES IN MOTORSPORTS

RACING.  RISK.  REGULATION.

RACING

I HAVE WORKED IN RACING FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND CAN USE THAT EXPERIENCE TO:

PROVIDE A VOICE TO A $6 BILLION MARKET;

PROMOTE MEMBERSHIP IN SEMA AMONGST STAKEHOLDERS;

CONNECT AND TAILOR SEMA RESOURCES FOR THE RACING COMMUNITY.

  • Premier dirt racing series in the country: World of Outlaws and Super DIRTcar Series

  • Largest dirt sanctioning body in the country: DIRTcar Racing

  • Largest sanctioned weekly racing program in the country: NASCAR Weekly Racing & Touring Series

  • Rockford Speedway / LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway General Manager

  • Frequent speaker at PRI Race Track Business Council and RPM Industry Council

  • Founding Member of Illinois Motorsports Society (legislative advocacy group)

  • Former Member of SEMA Race Track Council

 

I HAVE LIVED THE DARK SIDE OF OUR SPORT AND CAN USE THAT EXPERIENCE TO:

LEVERAGE MY RISK MANAGEMENT SKILLS TO IMPROVE SEMA RESOURCES;

DELIVER A REAL WORLD UNDERSTANDING OF THE FORCES AT PLAY ON THE TRACK;

CONFRONT CHALLENGES TO PARTICIPANTS, ENTHUSIASTS AND MANUFACTURERS.

RISK

  • Developed and marketed comprehensive risk mitigation plans for sports venues and owners.

  • Developed and implemented industry and motorsports insurance programs.

  • Deep understanding of the impact of waiver challenges facing all participatory sports.

 

RPM ACT 

I HAVE DEEPLY VESTED INTEREST IN PROTECTING OUR SPORT AND WILL USE THAT PASSION TO:

FIGHT FOR THE PASSAGE OF THE RPM ACT;

ADVOCATE FOR ALL SEMA MEMBER MANUFACTURERS;

PRESERVE THE CAR CULTURE THAT WE ALL HOLD SO DEAR.

  • Former Member of SEMA Race Track Council

  • National Stock Car Racing Commission Chairman, 1997 to 2001

  • Over 75 presentations at motorsports industry conventions, including the Annual RPM Conference

  • FOUNDING /ORGANIZING MEMBER OF​

    • Unified Late Model Council

    • Sprint Car Racing Stakeholders Group

    • Modified Series Roundtable

    • Illinois Motorsports Society (legislative advocacy group)

TESTIMONIAL

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"I have known Tom for over 35 years and have seen him take the lead in industry legal and legislative matters ranging from personal injury to wrongful death claims and from technical appeals to Federal anti-trust suits.  Tom would be a huge asset in SEMA's fight for the RPM Act."

—Cary J.C. Agajanian

 Famed motorsports attorney, promoter and racecar owner

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"Tom Deery is highly regarded across motorsports disciplines.  His experience, perspective, integrity and commitment would serve the SEMA membership well."

Steve O'Donnell

EVP, Chief Racing Development Officer at NASCAR

"SEMA would benefit from a perspective closer to the end user.  Tom Deery’s years on the ground with race fans and competitors alike would benefit everyone involved in our industry."

—Jody Groce

Wheel Pros. Co-CEO

 

HOW TO VOTE

Voting will take place online May 8–22, 2018, and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Votes must be cast by each company’s primary contact. Details on the upcoming election will be sent to the member company’s designated primary contact beginning April 24. Winners will be announced by May 25 and formally inducted at the SEMA Installation Gala July 20.

About SEMA

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