Martinsville Speedway brought home two awards this week from the National Sports Safety and Security Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Martinsville won both the Facility of Merit Award and the Security Professional of the Year Award, given to Matt Brannock, the track’s director of operations.
Martinsville is located in a lightly populated area, and the surrounding area grows into a small city of tens of thousands when fans come to town for its events.
One of the major problems is traffic congestion throughout the weekend, and Martinsville and local law enforcement have employed a system to expedite traffic while still allowing local residents movement within the community.
Prior to becoming director of operations at Martinsville, Brannock was a sergeant with the Virginia State Police. On Memorial Day in 2011, Brannock was shot and seriously wounded by a murder suspect he identified and pulled over.
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