Sports Car Club of America is excited to announce that longtime Solo competitor and Club member Mike King has been selected to serve as SCCA’s next Director of Solo and Rally. October 1 is when King, a multi-time Solo champion, will officially take on his new role.
In his new position, King will be tasked with planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the Rally and Solo competition departments. He will oversee development of new programs, products and services, as well as develop new approaches to existing programs, products and services. The incoming Director of Rally/Solo will begin a new chapter for the programs, building on a solid foundation with a focus on member experience, operational excellence, technology and program development. He will also serve as a member of SCCA’s senior staff in the establishment of strategic and operational plans for the organization.
“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. To now have the opportunity to work every day on these incredible programs at the national level is nothing short of amazing for me. 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.”
An SCCA member for nearly 30 years, King is a four-time Tire Rack Solo Nationals Champion, two-time Tire Rack ProSolo National Champion, and a two-time Solo Triad Award winner. Beyond involvement in both SCCA Solo and Road Racing activities, King has been active in the Club as a member of the Buccaneer Region Board of Directors, an Assistant Regional Executive, Regional Solo Chairman and Event Chairman for Divisional, National Tour and ProSolo events. He has also worked as an Event Manager for Evolution Performance Driving School, and SCCA’s Starting Line and Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack programs.
It was in June 2019 that SCCA announced a restructuring of Rally/Solo Senior Management as program leader Howard Duncan, who joined the staff in 1990 and has been instrumental in the creation and continued development of the National Solo program, shifts his focus to the newly-created Sr. Manager of National Solo Field Operations position.
“I am looking forward to being able to concentrate my efforts on the Tire Rack SCCA National Solo program and to having the new Director bring a fresh perspective to business operations and the development of the Solo and Rally programs throughout the country at all levels,” Duncan previously said. “As the complexity and reach of all of these programs has grown over the years, it became increasingly clear to me that we needed to take this approach to see the Club grow to its full potential.”
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