Infineon Raceway Sells Jim Russell Racing Schools to London-Based Group SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2006) -- Officials from Infineon Raceway today announced the sale of the Jim Russell Racing Schools to a London-based automotive marketing ...
Infineon Raceway Sells Jim Russell Racing Schools to London-Based Group
SONOMA, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2006) -- Officials from Infineon Raceway today announced the sale of the Jim Russell Racing Schools to a London-based automotive marketing group.
Emotive Group, whose United States division operates the Formula BMW USA Series, has purchased the property. The school, which was founded in 1957 by British racing champion Jim Russell, was the world's first training facility for racecar drivers and has been based at Infineon Raceway since 1996. The raceway had purchased the school in 2005.
The purchase is part of a worldwide project by Emotive Group, which will provide driver training for the champions of tomorrow. The group will bring substantial industry experience, as well as world-class marketing and advertising experience to the current Jim Russell Racing Schools business model. The school will remain based at Infineon Raceway.
Drivers who have honed their skills over the years at the Jim Russell Racing Schools include current Formula One driver Scott Speed, 1995 Indianapolis 500 champion Danny Sullivan and two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Tony Stewart, among others.
Emotive Group will unveil its plans, as well as a substantial launch, during the 2007 motor racing season. All questions for Emotive Group should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.