Trans-Am completes staff appointments

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Executive Director John Clagett announced five racing professionals, with several decades of experience among them, have joined the production car-based sports car racing ...

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup Executive Director John Clagett announced five racing professionals, with several decades of experience among them, have joined the production car-based sports car racing series.

"We sought the best and the brightest to join the Trans-Am Series," said Clagett. "We needed the right people to assist us during this year of transition. These five individuals represent the very best in their respective areas of expertise. I don't think we could have found a better group of people to further the Trans-Am legacy."

Dee Duncan returns to the Trans-Am Series as Manager, Marketing Services/Series Administrator after working in the private sector last year. Duncan previously worked in several positions within SCCA Pro Racing, including as its chief registrar. In her new position, Duncan will serve in a dual role. As series administrator, she will act as Series liaison among teams, sponsors and competitors, producing entry lists, and other administrative duties. In her marketing services role, Duncan will assist in all aspects of Series marketing.

"I've always loved Trans-Am Series racing," said Duncan. "It's exciting, it's dynamic and it's just a great, great series, and I'm glad to be back again."

Chief Registrar Wanda Simons returns for her sophomore Trans-Am Series season after working with the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. Simons will be responsible for credentials and she will assist with other administrative duties.

"I think the series is ready to move forward and I'm delighted to be a part of that," said Simons.

Technical Advisor Dennis Kazmerowski will be in charge of vehicle inspection and will assist Technical Director Dave King in the completion and maintenance of the Series rulebook.

"With the new leadership and direction, I think the future of the Trans-Am Series is exciting," said Kazmerowski.

Series Announcer Caroline Wright has been calling races for many years. Most recently, Wright, a racing driver herself, became the first female driver to score a class victory in a Grand Am Cup race, winning the Sport Touring II class at Florida's Daytona International Speedway.

"I am honored to be in the Trans-Am Series booth this year," said Wright. "This series is just awesome."

Justin Anderson, manager, public relations, comes to the Trans-Am Series after a three-year tenure as a staff writer for National Speed Sport News. In his new position, Anderson is responsible for all aspects of the Trans-Am Series public relations efforts, as well as the series web site, www.trans-amseries.com.

"It is truly a dream to be joining this country's premier road racing series," said Anderson. "There are many great opportunities to be had within the Trans-Am Series. I'm glad to be a part of making an already great racing series even better."

Other previous appointments include Manager Operations/Logistics Mike Simons and Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations Wendy Gabers.

The Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running sports car racing series and celebrates its 38th anniversary in 2003.

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