WILSON MOTORSPORT TO PROVIDE OPERATIONS SUPPORT FOR SCCA PRO RACING AND THE USRRC
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (October 17, 1997) -- Wilson Motorsport, Inc. andits principal Alan Wilson has been retained to provide operations support for SCCA Pro Racing and the United States Road Racing Championship. Wilson Motorsport will be responsible for coordinating racing activities for SCCA Pro Racing and the USRRC, initially concentrating on the 1998 Rolex 24 at Daytona. "We're extremely pleased to be able to acquire the services of Wilson Motorsport and Alan Wilson," said Dan Greenwood, SCCA Pro Racing president and CEO. "Alan has a proven track record as North America's finest temporary circuit operations director. His guidance will be indispensable as the USRRC gears up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the launch of the new Can-Am, GT Championship and revitalized NTB Trans-Am Series." Alan Wilson, who is a past director of Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit in Kent, England, has gained worldwide recognition in the design and operation of racetracks. He has developed several of the most recent temporary motorsports facilities in America, including street circuits in Denver, Dallas, Grand Rapids (Mich.) and Minneapolis. Wilson also has wide experience in international road racing, having operated Formula One, World Endurance Championship, CART Indy car, Trans-Am and IMSA GTP events. His recent permanent race track designs include infield road courses at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Pikes Peak International Raceway, and a new Formula One track to be built in Korea. "The USRRC is the most exciting development in North American road racing in the last 20 years," said Wilson. "I'm honored to be involved with the ground-up construction of the new Can-Am and GT series. Under the USRRC umbrella, these series, combined with the NTB Trans-Am Series, will be North America's preeminent road racing championships."