On March 31, Brian Cohen, DTM, Public Relations/Media Specialist and Announcer for Racetrack Not Street and Team Member of Long Island Needs a Dragstrip, will be speaking on the topic “Does Long Island Need a Dragstrip?” This event will take place at the Candlelight Diner, 56 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack, starting at 8:30 a.m.
Mr. Cohen was first introduced to Long Island Needs a Dragstrip in 2019. It began as a panel discussion for JVC Broadcasting’s LI News Radio business networking event and has since grown immensely.
In 2021, temporary approval was given by the Town of Riverhead for an NHRA-sanctioned racetrack located at the Grumman facility through Racetrack Not Street. Licensed drivers from seven to over 70 years old have taken to the dragstrip in classic cars and showroom vehicles. This year marks the third year of the dragstrip’s existence. Mr. Cohen will speak on the importance of making this temporary dragstrip permanent, and how Long Island will benefit from it, in terms of the economy, the workforce, and tourism.
In addition, he has hosted television and radio shows, including Strategies of Success and Comedy to Go Inc., and was an executive producer for “Live It Up with Donna Drake.” He has successfully demonstrated his communication and verbal skills through sales, stand-up comedy, and speaking at high schools for Career Day events.
He also is a board member of ECNY Foundation and a founder of Strategies of Success. He is currently an emcee and co-facilitator for the Long Island Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and Vice President of the Stony Brook Toastmasters Club and the Brookhaven Business Advisory Council.
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