Adam Graham announced as MIR’s New Track Manager


February 21st, 2024

   Story courtesy of:  MIR


MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (February 21, 2024) – Maryland International Raceway (MIR) is proud to announce that Adam Graham has joined the full-time staff as the new Track Manager to oversee racing/staffing operations. He will also be taking over some of the day-to-day operational duties during the week along with event execution on race weekends.

Royce Miller, Owner and Promoter of MIR, and Jason Miller, Co-owner and Promoter of the World Cup Finals and XDA, will be sharing over 70 combined years of experience in facility operations & management, event execution, and world-famous track prep with the newly appointed Graham.

“I am excited to have Adam join our team here at MIR,” stated Royce Miller. “He is young, enthusiastic and has a great passion for our sport. I am also looking forward to handing Adam some of my day-to-day responsibilities which will allow me to look at bigger picture items; or should I dare say, even a little time off!”

“I am excited to have Adam at MIR, and looking forward to passing off as much knowledge as I can to him” stated Jason Miller. “Adam has a strong passion for Drag Racing and he has a bright future in this sport. Dad and I are building one hell of a team at MIR and Adam is going to be one of our star players!”

Adam comes from a large racing family with 4 boys & 4 girls. He grew up around drag racing as his father owned 2 dragstrips in Indiana; New Hope Dragway and Wabash Valley Dragway. As Adam grew older, he shifted to high school sports, but would find himself in the garage working on cars, motorcycles, atvs, and anything else he could. His dad started racing after Adam left for college, and Adam would join him for some bracket racing in the summers when time allowed. Adam has visited victory lane in his drag racing career, and has had heartbreaking runner-up and semi-final bow outs too. The Graham Family Racing Team is currently shifting focus from bracket racing, and looks to run the National Mustang Racing Association (NMRA) circuit. His youngest sister races Junior Dragsters and is expected to start racing the new Junior Street class at their local dragstrip in Indiana.

Adam has moved to Maryland from Johnson City, Tennessee where he attended Milligan University. There, Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. While attending college, he played basketball being a towering 6’ 6” with speed and strength. He played all five positions on the court (power forward, shooting guard, point guard, center and small forward), and maximized his minutes on the court because of his running background in cross country and track in high school.

Another outing Adam took on while attending Milligan University was an internship at Bristol Motor Speedway working both the dragstrip and the NASCAR circle track. He spent three years working at Bristol and left there as a Specialist. His duties consisted of the day-to-day operations of Bristol Dragway including staffing, contract creation, race directing, and working many other positions to build his on-the-job experience. At the NASCAR circle track, Adam’s duties included marketing, event set up, event management, staffing, and talent acquisition for fan zones while also traveling to other facilities owned by Speedway Motorsports to assist with event execution. He was also the recipient of the Extra Mile Award in 2022 from Bristol Dragway and in 2023 from Bristol Motor Speedway. The Extra Mile Award is Bristol’s version of Employee of the Year.

“The transition from Tennessee to Maryland has been fun and I am impressed everyday with the Southern Maryland community,” said Graham. “The MIR facility is beautiful, and I am excited to bring my background and knowledge of all types of motorsports here to grow this sport I love. I look forward to learning the amazing organized system that Royce has built-up over many years!”