Mike King Named New SCCA Director Of Solo And Rally Events

Mike King named new SCCA Director of Solo and Rally events starting October 1, 2019. (Photo: Rupert Berrington)

A new director has been selected for the role of Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Solo and Rally. Veteran Mike King has the credentials to take SCCA racing into the next chapter. King is a multiple SCCA Solo race champion and has been an SCCA member for almost three decades, giving him the experience and know-how required in this role. King will hit the ground running on October 1, 2019 in preparation for an extremely busy racing season as we head towards SCCA motorsports events slated for 2020.

King will be tasked with the role of overseeing the development of new programs for SCCA Solo and SCCA Rally, as well as refine the approach to existing products and events. The SCCA member experience, operational efficiency, technology, and steady improvement of a variety of Solo and Rally programs will be a top priority in this Director role. King will also be an integral part of the SCCA senior management team, allowing his expertise and vast experience to improve additional areas of the Sports Car Club of America operations beyond Solo and Rally.

“Motorsports is a strong passion of mine and has always been, since discovering it through the Sports Car Club of America almost 30 years ago,” King said. “From my very first experience at an SCCA Solo event, the Club has been an integral part of my life. I look forward to working with the team to achieve the common goal of providing SCCA’s members the best Rally and Solo program experiences possible.”

Earlier this year, Solo/Rally leader Howard Duncan announced there would be a positive restructuring in the senior leadership. Duncan, who joined the SCCA staff in 1990, will focus more on the Tire Rack SCCA Solo area of the club in his new Senior Manager of National Solo Field Operations role. Duncan mentioned the move was much needed to help the SCCA reach its full potential and King has the resume to do so.

King is an accomplished business professional and a real-estate entrepreneur who has held a variety of chairman and manager roles for various SCCA programs over the years.

“Our announcement of the restructuring of the Solo Rally leadership brought out great candidates with a variety of backgrounds,” SCCA Vice President and COO Eric Prill said of the search to find the right candidate. “In the end, Mike’s experience and blend of business, leadership, and relationship skills make him a perfect fit to lead these programs into the future.”

The Turnology team is eager to see how this 30-year SCCA veteran will continue to improve SCCA Solo and Rally races, programs, and boost member benefits. On the 75th anniversary of the SCCA with nearly 70,000 strong in membership, it will be interesting to see how Mr. King’s efforts in the Director of Solo and Rally role will make an impact during the off-season.

For more information on this news visit SCCA today.

 

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Dave Pankew

Dave has been a gearhead forever and bought his first car at only 15. Since then he has owned, built and raced over 60 cars, turning his obsession into a career becoming Editor-in-Chief of a tuner magazine nearly 20 years ago.
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