Jobe, Emmett "Buddy"

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    Buddy Jobe was a 1962 graduate of Chandler High School. In 1985 Buddy purchased the twenty-one year old Phoenix International Raceway. At the time it had 10,000 seats. Under his directorship PIR became one of the top race tracks in the country. Seating was increased to 65,000, and attendance would often top 100,000 spectators. NASCAR and Indy racing was the norm for the track. In 1997, Buddy sold the track to International Speedway Corporation, staying on as President until he retired in 2002.

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