JOHN MCLOUGHLIN NAMED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 22 August, 1997 TAMPA, Fla. (August 22, 1997) -- Officials from Professional SportsCar Racing (SportsCar) today announced that John McLoughlin recently joined the organization as Technical Director.
JOHN MCLOUGHLIN NAMED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
22 August, 1997
TAMPA, Fla. (August 22, 1997) -- Officials from Professional SportsCar Racing (SportsCar) today announced that John McLoughlin recently joined the organization as Technical Director. McLoughlin is assisting the sanctioning body with the formation and administration of all technical regulations.
"John is an accomplished team manager and race engineer with impressive credentials and tremendous respect from his peers," said Doug Robinson, SportsCar's Vice President of Race Operations. "We're certain that his experience in GT, Formula One and sports car racing will benefit everyone involved in Professional SportsCar Racing."
"This is an exciting time to be involved in sports car racing in North America," said McLoughlin. "I am committed to working with the teams and manufacturers to provide the basis for equal and fair competition."
McLoughlin joins SportsCar following an extensive motorsports career in both North America and Europe. In North America, McLoughlin was Team Manager and Chief Engineer for the Zakspeed Roush Ford IMSA GTP program from 1980 -1983. He performed the same duties for McLaren North America's BMW GTP program from 1983 - 1986.
His experience in Europe includes serving as a Benneton Formula One team Race Engineer and Engineering Manager from 1986 - 1990. From 1990 - 1995, he was Chief Engineer/Race Engineer/Designer for Tom Walkinshaw Racing, where he was involved in the team's programs with Jaguar in Group C and IMSA, Mazda in Group C, Volvo in Touring Cars and the TWR Porsche Le Mans car. From 1995 - 1997, McLoughlin was with the Schubel Engineering team as Technical Director and Race Engineer, responsible for the Ford two liter super touring wagon program and designer of their current two liter British and German factory touring cars. Most recently, McLoughlin directed the Schubel team's Porsche GT1 effort in the FIA GT Championship.
In other SportsCar personnel news, long time SportsCar official Bob Manry has left the organization to pursue other interests. Manry had been involved with the sanctioning body since 1988, initially as part of the technical staff on race weekends. He became a full time staff member in 1990 and has served as Competition Director for the Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship and Bridgestone Supercar Championship.