The Autosportradio.com 2020 Show presented by Honda and HPD, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series and the SVRA will stream live on Tuesday January 28th live from McGilvery’s Speedway 3009 No. High School Road beginning at 7PM EST.
The program can be seen by logging onto www.autosportradio.com then click on the YouTube link just below the screen to watch the live stream on YouTube.
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Born in Michigan, but transplanting to Indianapolis when he was 6 years old. He started getting hooked on racing through his dad. Back in the 1930’s his dad and great uncle were involve in racing and the 500. That influence led Steve to want to be around racing as much as possible. Through all of the avenues that the two of them traveled together, sports, business and racing, lead to years of being involved in racing. Fast forward to today, Steve will be an IndyCar official for the 53rd season and 53rd consecutive Indy 500. Even having businesses in Nashville, TN and Indianapolis didn’t stop him from being involved with racing and the 500 mile race. Throughout all of these years he has seen a lot of changes in racing, the cars and mindset. With all of these changes come a myriad of stories.
Major Kirk Dooley, US Marine (Ret)
Kirk is a graduate of The Honor Foundation and in 2015 retired from the Marine Corps following a 24 year career, the majority of which was spent in the Intelligence or Special Operations communities. A native of Winamac, Indiana, Kirk immediately enlisted following graduation from high school in 1991, and went on to serve in assignments that include diplomatic security duty at the American Embassies in London, England and Brasilia, Brazil.
Kirk was later selected to a commissioning program in which he earned a degree in Political Science at Purdue University and was commissioned as an Officer. Following his appointment as an Intelligence Officer, Kirk served in various capacities and deployed to Southeast Asia and Iraq during contingency operations. As part of a Special Duty Recruiting assignment based in Kansas City, Missouri, Kirk led Marine Corps recruitment-marketing efforts for 12 Midwestern States and worked closely with J. Walter Thompson marketing agency in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kirk was subsequently selected to join Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) in North Carolina where he served first as Executive Officer for Intelligence Battalion, followed by a deployment with 2nd Raider Battalion to Afghanistan as the Intelligence Center Director for Special Operations Task Force-82. Kirk then served as the MARSOC G-7 Senior Intelligence Advisor for the Raven Series Exercise Program which provides Company-level pre-deployment training and certification. He retired from his final assignment as Executive Officer for 1st Raider Battalion, MARSOC, in California, where he deployed again to Afghanistan with Special Operations Task Force-81.
A lifelong motorsports enthusiast, Kirk focused his transition efforts toward the racing industry in Indianapolis, and upon retirement joined the INDYCAR racing series to serve as Chief of Staff. Within a year, he was promoted to Director of Event Operations for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This iconic venue hosts large-scale events throughout the year that range from the Red Bull Air Races to headliner concerts, and includes the Indy 500 as the largest single-day sporting event in the world.
Kirk has moved from IMS to working with disabled veterans who would love to race. Resilience Racing is an amateur racing team comprised of remarkable combat veterans who are united by a common mission to progressively advance adaptive racing programs across multiple forms of motorsports. Racing provides a unique platform for servicemen and women to compete, overcome, win, and share with the world their incredible stories of fortitude and resilience.
Kirk is married to Tiffany Dooley of Stow, Ohio and they have two sons, Jack 10 and
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…