TOPEKA, Kan. (Dec. 13, 2005) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. Board of Directors welcomed three new members this weekend and selected Area 1 representative Robert E. Introne, of Londonderry, N.H., as its Chairman, beginning January 1, 2006.

Introne serves as the Chairman for the first time, replacing outgoing board member Gary Pitts, who has served his current successive term limit of two.

"I am truly pleased and enthusiastic to be elected Chairman of this great Club," Introne said. "We have a lot of challenges ahead of us, and the team is ready to move forward in a way that is positive for the membership."

Introne was elected to the 13-member SCCA Board of Directors in 2004. A 30-year SCCA member, Introne began with the Club in 1975 as many members do--in Flagging & Communications with his wife, Carol. His family traveled to many race tracks across the Midwest and East coast throughout his 22-year career as a meteorologist with the Air Force, before finally settling in New England in the late 1980s. Now Nationally licensed in both race stewarding and flagging, Introne has also served a number of regional leadership positions, including Regional Executive of New England Region.

After retiring from the Air Force, Introne moved to the high-tech industry, where he retired five years ago. At that point, he began a career in politics, where he is now in his third term as a state legislator in the Hew Hampshire House of Representatives.

In addition to Introne's appointment, the remaining 2006 SCCA Board of Directors officers were also selected. They are: Vice Chairman, R.J. Gordy; Treasurer, K.P. Jones; Secretary, Jim Christian; and 5th Executive Committee Member, Brian Holtz. Gordy, Jones and Larry Dent are new members of the Board beginning in 2006.