RALLY: ProRally: Kurt Spitzer departs end of season

Spitzner to depart from SCCA Perforamnce Rally position after close of 2003 season. TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 25, 2003) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that Performance Rally Department Director Kurt Spitzner will leave the ...

Spitzner to depart from SCCA Perforamnce Rally position after close of 2003 season.

TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 25, 2003) -- The Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today that Performance Rally Department Director Kurt Spitzner will leave the organization at the conclusion of the 2003 SCCA® ProRally Championship season.

Spitzner managed the creation of, and has headed the department since April 2001, when he was promoted from his position of Rally/Solo Department Marketing and Media Manager.

"Kurt has gone above and beyond in his pursuit of elevating Performance Rally in the United States," said SCCA President and CEO Steve Johnson. "I am very proud of Kurt's achievements not only in the SCCA, but in the sport of rally. I am confident that whoever is lucky enough to land Kurt will experience these same types of results."

"My six seasons with the SCCA have been some of the most gratifying and challenging of my career," said Spitzner. "In 1998, we embarked on a journey, transforming what had been a hobby for a few, into a lifestyle for many. This exciting renaissance ensured that the sport of performance rallying in this country remained within reach of the grassroots enthusiast, while building considerable appeal for North American and overseas competitors whose careers are in ascendancy.

"I'm exceedingly proud to have served as the director of this transformation, and look forward to watching the program's continued forward movement with the SCCA."

Spitzner will continue his duties through the final round of the SCCA ProRally Championship at the Oct. 17-18 running of the Lake Superior Rally in Houghton, Mich. His replacement will be named during the off-season, with SCCA Performance Rally Department Manager Sue Robinson assuming interim responsibilities.

For more information regarding the SCCA Performance Rally program and the SCCA ProRally Championship, please visit www.scca.com.

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