The Internet Brands Auto Classifieds group has promoted Scott Stetz to the position of director of sales and business development and welcomed race and performance industry veteran Chris Hughes to its sales team, the parent company of RacingJunk.com announced.
As an account executive for the Auto Classifieds group, Stetz has forged partnerships with industry leaders to support efforts to promote and market products and services while advancing opportunities for growth in grassroots motorsports, the company said. A dirt track and drag racing fan, Stetz is enthusiastic about building stronger platforms for all racing partners and advertisers, taking what he learned as an account executive to help strengthen the team he now leads.
“I look forward to encouraging new ideas and working with our advertisers and partners, particularly as the race industry emerges from the year or so of isolation,” says Stetz. “I hope to elevate the partnerships to serve both our customers and our manufacturers. The Auto Classifieds group is deeply committed to connecting race and performance enthusiasts with the events, products and services that enhance the joy of racing and I look forward to guiding the team as it does this.”
Stetz is an internal hire, while Hughes comes to the Classifieds group from the world of racing. Located in Moorseville, North Carolina, Hughes has been involved in every aspect of the race and enthusiast space, from selling cars, to off-road racing, to founding his own enthusiast magazine, TRAILS, the company said.
“I’m really excited to be working with Racing Junk/Internet Brands,” said Hughes. ‘I love motorsports. I’m fascinated to see how both electric vehicles and iRacing do in the future. But I’ll always favor the sweet smell of race gas. I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I get paid to talk to people about all forms of racing. And offer them ways to share what they are doing with other racers all over the country.”
“Scott and Chris are welcome additions to our strong sales and business development teams,” says Joel Lanzaga, general manager of the Auto Classifieds Group. “They are passionate enthusiasts, great salespeople and solid leaders. Scott’s experience with the team means he knows how to encourage their strengths, and Chris’ perspective from the industry will mean new connections and fresh ideas. That combination is so important to the industry as it looks ahead to new challenges and adventures.”