December 6, 2004 AUSTIN, TX Iron Rock Raceway, Texas' first superkart racing country club and racer education facility, has appointed Chuck Berntsen as Track Director. Berntsen will coordinate all track activities, including driver safety requirements, track crew, timing and scoring, track configuration and lighting and surface preparation.

Prior to joining Iron Rock Raceway, Berntsen was Chief Flagman for Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) from 1999 until 2004. SKUSA is one of the nation's leading kart racing sanctioning bodies. He was also Co-Promoter and Race Director of the Portage Grand Prix in Portage, Indiana from 1994 to 1997.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Iron Rock team," said Berntsen. Iron Rock is a unique, top-notch facility and is a great opportunity for me. With MRP on board as our full-service pro shop and viewing from thousands of spectators each day from the airliners and passenger terminal at Austin Bergstrom International, there is a huge opportunity to bring many new racers into our sport from this location."

"Racers know they can expect fair and equitable enforcement of rules and a well-run program from Chuck," said Charlie Swayne, Iron Rock general manager. "We look forward to working with someone so well respected in the racing community."

Located at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, Iron Rock Raceway is one of the nation's first country clubs devoted primarily to kart racing. For more information or to request a member application, visit or call 512.530-RACE (7223).