CLEARWATER, Fla. (January 22, 2001) -- T.E. McHale, who possesses nearly 25 years of experience working in and with the media, has joined the Trans-Am Series as Vice President of Media Relations. The appointment takes effect immediately. In his...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (January 22, 2001) -- T.E. McHale, who possesses nearly 25 years of experience working in and with the media, has joined the Trans-Am Series as Vice President of Media Relations. The appointment takes effect immediately.
In his new position, McHale will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the mainstream, motorsports and Internet media, both at and away from the race track. He will also be primarily responsible for the composition and distribution of all media-oriented material related to the Trans-Am Series.
"T.E. McHale is another major professional building block as we structure Trans-Am for the future," said Trans-Am President Dennis Huth. "His big-league experience and work ethic are perfect fits for the management team we are putting in place."
McHale, 48, joins the Trans-Am following six years with Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc., where he served in a variety of capacities, most recently as Senior Manager of Public Relations. He spent 18 years as a sportswriter at the Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal prior to joining CART.
"I am extremely grateful to the Trans-Am for giving me this opportunity," McHale said. "The Trans-Am Series is well established and occupies a unique and storied place in the annals of motorsports.
"It was a difficult decision to leave CART, where I formed a number of lifelong friendships, but I'm very much looking forward to this new challenge."
McHale is a 1975 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in English. He and his wife, Brenda, have three children and five grandchildren.
The Trans-Am Series, sanctioned by Englewood, Colorado-based Sports Car Club of America Pro Racing, is the longest-running road racing series in North America, entering its 37th year of competition in 2002. Defending and three-time series champion Paul Gentilozzi will be looking to claim his fourth title against a strong field of rivals, including Johnny Miller, Brian Simo, Tommy Archer and Rookie of the Year Justin Bell. All Trans-Am drivers compete for the prestigious BFGoodrich Tires Cup, emblematic of the series title.
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