SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd. and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Inc. announced today that Tom Campbell, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., is a recent addition to the SCCA Pro Racing Board of Directors and has been elected Chairman of the Board. Campbell replaces former Chairman Brian Holtz, who passed away in September after an illness.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sports Car Club of America, Inc., SCCA Pro Racing is a leading sanctioning body for motorsports events in the United States. A member of the Automobile Competition Committee of the United States (ACCUS), SCCA Pro Racing operates and sanctions a number of sports car and open-wheel racing entities.
"The SCCA welcomes Mr. Campbell to the Pro Racing team and anticipates that the program will continue to grow and prosper under his leadership," Jerry Wannarka, Chairman of the SCCA, Inc., Board of Directors said.
Campbell is a 35-year member of the Sports Car Club of America and a member of the Mohawk-Hudson Region SCCA, his home region, and the Glen Region. He is currently the Chairman of the Northeast Division Council, the leadership council for the Division’s 19 regions.
His familiarity with the Pro Racing Board stems from his service on the SCCA, Inc., Board of Directors from 1999 through 2004. During his six year term, he served three years as Corporate Treasurer and one year as the Chairman of the Board. During that time, he was active with the Pro Racing Board of Directors and helped develop operating goals and long range business plans.
Campbell recently retired after more than 40 years at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, a Department of Energy Laboratory operated by the Lockheed Martin Company. The licensed professional engineer spent more than 35 of those years in engineering management positions related to the operation, training, maintenance and design of the Navy’s nuclear power plants for submarines.
"Among the most urgent challenges for the Board of Directors is to hire a new SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO," Campbell said. "Bob Wildberger and his staff have the plans and details well prepared for the 2011 season and SCCA Pro will continue to provide the quality support to all of our racing series without impact by the changes in leadership. I look forward to helping the organization continue the growth and success that Mr. Wildberger has delivered."
Bob Wildberger, current president and CEO, recently announced his resignation effective January 17, 2011. The new president will oversee the day-to-day operations of an organization that counts the World Challenge Championships, Trans-Am Series, Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup, Pro Spec Racer Ford, Pro Formula Enterprises, and the F2000 Championship Series among the motorsports properties that it owns or sanctions.