Growth Prompts Grand American Staff Reorganization DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 18, 2002) -- Citing Grand American Road Racing Association's continued growth, President Roger Edmondson announced a staff reorganization today that will help guide...
Growth Prompts Grand American Staff Reorganization
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 18, 2002) -- Citing Grand American Road Racing Association's continued growth, President Roger Edmondson announced a staff reorganization today that will help guide the sanctioning body through current and future projects.
"Grand American has grown quite a bit since it was formed in 1999 and it was time to look at the best ways of achieving our current and future goals," Edmondson explained. "To do that, I have reassigned some of our key personnel to make the best use of everyone's talents and experience."
Dave Watson will take on the new position of Director of Special Projects after having been the association's Director of Competition since its formation. Watson will concentrate initially on the ongoing engine approval and development process for the Daytona Prototypes and research and development of a proposed international stock car road racing series.
Mark Raffauf will take over as Director of Competition and oversee operation of the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series. Rob Elson has been named Technical Director for the Rolex Series. Scott Spencer continues as Technical Director for Grand-Am Cup.
"I think the changes we are putting in place will let Grand American take full advantage of everyone's strengths," Edmondson continued. "Dave's knowledge is essential in finalizing our Daytona Prototype engine program and his value there is immeasurable. A pet project of his and mine for the last couple of years has been to explore the viability of an international stock car road racing program. With this new reorganization, he will finally be able to concentrate on that and see if it is something that could and should happen."
"Mark Raffauf has spent his entire career in sports car road racing," Edmondson added. "With Mark overseeing our two primary racing programs, we'll be able to rely on his experience and talent to blend in the various viewpoints that are represented in the sport."
Edmondson said the changes will go into effect immediately.
Information about Grand American Road Racing Association is available at www.grandamerican.com.