SCC: Nate Siebens joins staff

Nate Siebens named Public Relations Manager DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2004) - Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that Nate Siebens, who spent the past several years working in the Champ Car World Series communications ...

Nate Siebens named Public Relations Manager

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2004) - Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that Nate Siebens, who spent the past several years working in the Champ Car World Series communications department, has joined the sanctioning body as public relations manager.

Siebens joins a staff headed by Director of Communications Adam Saal and will work closely with Public Relations Coordinator Lauren McCrystal. Siebens' responsibilities will include generating a majority of the sanctioning body's news releases, managing press room operations at all Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series race events, and outreach to local and national media covering the growing series and its personalities. He will also be responsible for Grand American publications and content on the series' official website, www.grandamerican.com.

"We're very pleased to welcome Nate to Grand American, and I know he will be a great addition to our team," Saal said. "I have known Nate for a number of years, and his professional attitude together with his diverse and complete skill set made him a natural choice to fill to position of public relations manager."

Siebens most recently served in a dual role at Champ Car, as he was public relations manager for the Toyota Atlantic Championship as well as the Champ Car World Series website manager. He will be reunited with Saal, to whom he reported when Saal was vice president of communications for Champ Car from December 2001 through October 2003. Siebens joined Champ Car in March 2000 as the company's new media public relations manager, and he also held the positions of Champ Car news manager and creative production manager during the tenure.

"I am thrilled to join Grand American and look forward to the opportunity," Siebens said. "I've had an appreciation for sports car racing for a number of years, and I am looking forward to refocusing my attention on it after spending so much time in open wheel racing. The action in Grand American has been very exciting this year, and the series has wonderful momentum."

Prior to joining Champ Car, Siebens was associate editor for Championship Racing Magazine and covered Champ Car, Indy Lights, Toyota Atlantic and Indy Racing League events for the magazine. In addition to writing duties, Siebens also managed the publication's monthly production. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, with a B.A. in Journalism and a Coaching minor.

Siebens, 31, currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Carlye, but the couple will be relocating to the Daytona Beach area in the near term. He is a native of Maple Park, Ill. and a lifelong Midwesterner, having lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana.

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