Jul 10, 2014, 11:48 AM EDT
Ex-Honda Performance Development head Robert Clarke has been named new president of SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Pro Racing Ltd., replacing the retiring president/CEO Tom Campbell.
Clarke joins SCCA Pro Racing after leading Honda Performance Development (HPD) for 15 years, from 1993-2008. Clarke began at Honda in 1981, before starting HPD as a ground-up operation, establishing organization, facilities, policies, procedures and developmental goals. As its president and CEO, Clarke developed HPD into a world-class motorsports research and development business, also winning six manufacturer championships, eight driver championships and 123 wins in top domestic open-wheel series and sports car racing.
Clarke’s motorsports roots started with SCCA, attending his first race with his father in 1959, establishing a base that would drive his racing passion, both in business and as a participant, for the next 55 years.
“I am very excited to work with SCCA, as it is an opportunity for me to give back to the sport where my passion for racing started,” Clarke said. “I look forward to use the skills, expertise and experience I gained at Honda and to help SCCA, as a whole, venture into some new directions to become more contemporary and relevant for today’s society and automotive enthusiast.”
More information can be found on the SCCA website.