WC Vision Announces Bove as VP of Partnership Relations
TOPEKA, Kan. (Nov. 14, 2008) - WC Vision LLC, the marketing and licensing rights holder for the SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships, has appointed Scott Bove Vice President of Partnership Relations. Bove joins Dave Drimmie, Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Bove comes to WC Vision with more than 15 years experience in motorsports inclusive of partnership development. Most recently, Bove utilized his engineering degree and experience in race applications of plastics and foams to develop a safer cockpit environment for the Indy Racing League, along with a safer wall system for oval courses.
As a driver himself, Bove has multiple championships in Porsche Club racing, SCCA Club racing and NASA. He's also run competitively in USRRC and Grand Am, where he has competed in three Rolex 24 Hour races and was awarded rookie of the race in 1999. Bove drove in the World Challenge GT Championship in 2000 and 2001, helping Porsche win the Manufacturers' Championship in 2000.
Bove's off-track accomplishments motivated SCCA Pro Racing to award him the coveted Jim Cook Award in 2000, for having made significant contributions to the overall success of the series.
"One of my goals in my new role as VP of Partnership Relations is to help build an environment where both World Challenge sponsors and competitors receive value from their involvement that exceeds their expectations," Bove said.
"Scott's display of good character and sportsmanship will be a great asset to the team," WC Vision Co-Chair Bob Woodhouse said.
Bove is the second VP appointed by WC Vision in 2008. Drimmie joined WC Vision in July. With 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, Drimmie came to WC Vision from Source Interlink Media LLC, where he was the Editorial Director for the Modified Automotive Group of publications including Modified Magazine.
"Dave Drimmie has been involved in World Challenge for many years," WC Vision Co-Chair Peter Cunningham said. "He's been involved on the media side as part of the Modified group and he helped do wondrous things with those magazines. He has also been responsible for the series fan guide for the last few years. Dave is a part of the culture and we feel that he's going to play a key role in reaching out to our fans and to the people that have yet to discover our series."
WC Vision and SCCA Pro Racing recently announced half of the 2009 World Challenge schedule and are preparing to announce the remaining dates shortly. Visit www.world-challenge.com to learn more.
WC Vision LLC
A Limited Liability Company formed in July of 2008 for the purpose of elevating the stature and marketability of the World Challenge series. The equal share investment group comes from within the World Challenge paddock.
SCCA Pro Racing
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., SCCA Pro Racing Ltd. is a leading sanctioning body for motor sports events in the United States. A member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS), SCCA Pro Racing owns, operates and sanctions the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Championships, the SCCA Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup, as well as provides sanctioning and various operational services for other racing series. For more information, please visit www.sccapro.com.
SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships
Consisting of two separate categories that race independently (GT and Touring Car), the World Challenge Championships are America's top production car-based series. The World Challenge is the most relevant showcase for the world's leading auto brands and makers of performance parts. Series events are a maximum of 50 minutes in length, feature standing starts and showcase cars from the world's leading manufacturers racing head-to-head.
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