WRIGHT, MUDD TO HEAD SPEEDVISION WORLD CHALLENGE DEVELOPMENT ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Mitch Wright has been named general manager for the Speedvision World Challenge Championships and Garret D. Mudd, of Wilson Motorsports, will work as a ...
WRIGHT, MUDD TO HEAD SPEEDVISION WORLD CHALLENGE DEVELOPMENT
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Mitch Wright has been named general manager for the Speedvision World Challenge Championships and Garret D. Mudd, of Wilson Motorsports, will work as a consultant on promotion and development. Wright, 43, will continue to serve as technical manager for the Speedvision World Challenge, but will also assume a more active role in series development. "Since its inception in 1990, the World Challenge has evolved to meet the needs of entrants, manufacturers and fans," said Wright. "This series has always had tremendous potential. With unprecedented marketing and promotional support from Speedvision, it's time to explore that potential in a focused, organized way." Wright began racing professionally in 1980 in IMSA GTU, before moving to World Challenge competition with the series inception in 1990. Wright scored four wins (two at the Mosport 24 Hours), eight podiums, and 17 top-10 finishes in 20 World Challenge starts. In 1993, Wright switched to the Trans-Am, recording six top-10s including a career-high fourth-place finish at Dallas. Wright, who earned his business degree from Cal-State Hayward, joined SCCA Pro Racing in 1997, and has since been integral to the technical management of the World Challenge and USRRC. "The experienced and perspective that I've gained as an SCCA Pro Racing competitor has been fundamental to my efforts in managing a professional racing series," said Wright. "The World Challenge has always held a special place with me, and I am excited to have the opportunity to take an even more active role in the development of the series." Mudd, 33, will team with Wright to facilitate the development of the Speedvision World Challenge Championships' marketing and promotion. "I am looking forward to working with Mitch, Roger Werner and the Speedvision team to establish the Speedvision World Challenge as one of the best road racing shows in the country," said Mudd. "We are working hard to make the series a first-class motorsports entertainment product, not only for fans and drivers, but for sponsors, promoters and manufacturers." A graduate of the University of Colorado with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Mudd's professional motorsports career began as an assistant communications director for the Denver Grand Prix. Most recently, Mudd served as Executive Director for the Minneapolis Grand Prix. "I hope to build upon the positive experiences that I've already had in the world of professional motorsports as part of the Speedvision World Challenge team," said Mudd. "The Speedvision GT and Touring Championships have tremendous potential, and we are focused on realizing those objectives."
Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing/USRRC