SPEEDWAY, Ind. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo –
The United States Auto Club (USAC) announced today the appointment of Davey Hamilton in the newly-created role as Executive Director of USAC Racing.
Hamilton will report to USAC President and CEO Kevin Miller, effective immediately.
USAC’s business structure will now encompass three main business segments for reporting and management purposes; USAC Racing, USAC Sanctioning, and USAC Properties & Promotions.
“Our business has experienced tremendous growth over the past seven years as we have diversified our motorsports portfolio to include off-road, rally and other motorsport segments such as snowmobile racing,” said Miller. “We are committed to growing each business area which requires additional focus and attention. As we enter our 60th year as a motorsports leader in 2015, we want to ensure that we are well positioned for growth and new opportunities in a challenging motorsports environment. The appointment today of Davey reaffirms our commitment to enhancing the core of USAC and we are excited to start a new era with such a passionate racing leader.”
The pillar of the Club is USAC’s circle track division for Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget Racing. Hamilton, a former USAC pavement standout and IndyCar driver, will lead the Club’s future efforts in strengthening USAC’s leadership position in sprint car and midget racing across the United States.
“USAC is a storied brand in motorsports and my roots were greatly influenced from the short tracks of America. I am excited to be part of a team that is so passionate and dedicated to taking our motorsports program to the next generation of racing fans,” said Hamilton. “I’ve been a driver, car owner, promoter and series owner, which has offered me a great perspective for this new challenge.”
As part of the arrangement, two winged pavement sprint car series — Hamilton’s self-owned King of the Wing Sprint Car Series and the Michigan-based Auto Value Super Sprints — will come under USAC sanction for the 2015 season. Replies: