USCR Leadership Team Announced
June 12, 2013 | 12:21 P.M. EST
The senior leadership team and overall organizational structure for International Motor Sports Association, LLC and the new United SportsCar Racing series was announced Wednesday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The senior leadership team and overall organizational structure for International Motor Sports Association, LLC and the new United SportsCar Racing series was announced Wednesday.
Last year's merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series Presented by Tequila Patrón will lead to the inaugural USCR season that will begin in January 2014 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
The senior leadership team will be comprised of:
- Ed Bennett – chief executive officer
- Scott Atherton – president and chief operating officer
- Richard Buck – vice president, racing operations
- Scot Elkins – vice president, competition and technical regulations
- David Pettit – vice president, marketing
"These changes are designed to help us achieve our goals for the remainder of this year and beyond, as we move into the era of a new International Motor Sports Association and United SportsCar Racing," Bennett said.
"Our senior leadership group brings a wealth of collective experience and expertise to the table. Just as important, though, is finalizing the overall full-time staff integration plan between the two entities. These moves are consistent with the spirit and commitment of a true merger, and also are conducive to maximizing synergy with NASCAR - an important element to our efforts moving forward."
For the remainder of this year, Bennett will continue as GRAND-AM’s president and CEO while Atherton will continue as president and CEO of ALMS.
In addition, IMSA and USCR will continue to be guided by a board of directors that includes Bennett and Atherton, with GRAND-AM founder Jim France serving as chairman and ALMS founder Don Panoz vice chairman. Other board members are NASCAR Vice Chairwoman and Executive Vice President Lesa France Kennedy, and NASCAR Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Karen Leetzow.