Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes moment at PRI: Greg Zyla, senior editor of Performance Racing magazine, has been a cornerstone piece of the publication’s strong editorial foundation for more than two decades. Greg writes our monthly Industry Insights feature, where he creates an in-depth Q&A with virtually all of the leading figures in the racing industry. Greg has a unique gift of being able to establish a friendly, down-home tone in the interviews while also getting the news like the experienced journalist that he is. Plus, Greg’s personal history as a racer, in addition to being a newspaper publisher, keeps the focus on the racer’s point of view regarding current events in racing.
The results are that Greg’s Industry Insights features are among the most popular articles in each issue, and a big part of the identity of Performance Racing Industry magazine.
We received a note from Greg yesterday that his talents as a racer and a journalist are transitioning nicely to the next generation. His 21 year old son, Tim, nabbed his first career IHRA Summit Series win at Skyview Drags in New York at the Skyview Northern Summer Nationals. “It was my 62nd birthday and he said he would win for my birthday present,” said Greg.
Below is a photo of Greg (left) and Tim with the trophy. And the next photo shows Tim at speed.
Greg also sent us a note of a car review written by Tim for The Spokesman-Review, and we were mightily impressed.
Our congratulations to Tim for wins on the track and on the page!