The USAC Board of Directors, at its annual meeting in Speedway, Ind. January 13, reflected on the recent Pennzoil "Night of Champions" USAC National Awards Dinner at which USAC participants were presented record year-end prizes and awards, then effected one vice-presidency appointment and announced the results of elections regarding USAC Competition Commissions for 2000 and beyond.
Dick Jordan, in USAC's employ since 1968, has been named Vice-President of News and Communications, while two drivers with long USAC careers were announced as elected members of their respective series competition committees. Dan Drinan of Indianapolis, Ind. will begin a 3-year term on the National Midget Series Committee, while George Snider of Bakersfield, Calif., USAC's 1999 Coors Light Silver Bullet car entrant champion, begins a similar term on the Silver Bullet Series Committee.
In other business, the Board reviewed with enthusiasm the recent announcement of USAC's new affiliation with Davey Sports Management, which will handle USAC's licensing programs. In addition, the board oversaw the formation of a strategic planning committee and conducted other business posturing the club for its 2000 activities.