DUBLIN, OH (March 15) – Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC named veteran motorsports executive Craig Rust President of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School today.
Rust was also named Vice President and General Manager of Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC and will step into his new role immediately, overseeing all day-to-day operations of both the racetrack and the driving and riding school.
“The level of experience and expertise that Craig brings to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and The Mid-Ohio School is unmatched by anyone in the industry,” said Kevin Savoree, President and COO of Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC.
With Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course celebrating its 50th season of racing in 2011, its new owners are pleased to have a leader in place with a background like Rust’s.
“Kevin and I are thrilled to be adding Craig to the Mid-Ohio team.” Kim Green, Chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Mid-Ohio, LLC said.
Previous positions Rust has held in his two decades in the sports business include President of Raceway Associates, LLC, owners and operators of Chicagoland Speedway, President of Watkins Glen International and President of Nazareth Speedway. Prior to that, he helped develop California Speedway during his years at Penske Motorsports as the Director of Marketing & Sales after a stint in sponsorship sales with Madison Square Garden.
“I’ve known Kim and Kevin for years and am looking forward to joining the team and getting started at Mid-Ohio,” said Rust. “The Trueman family set a standard of excellence here over the last 30 years and we will continue that tradition as we head into our 50th season of racing.”
Founded in 2009 by veteran motorsports executives Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, Green Savoree Racing Promotions is a privately held motorsports event ownership and management company. In working together since 1993, Green and Savoree have won four IndyCar championships, three Indy 500s and the 12 Hours of Sebring as team principals, and established the Indy Racing League’s first street race in 2004. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the firm owns and promotes multiple professional racing events in North America, including Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, The Mid-Ohio School, the Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. More information about the company is available at www.gpstpete.com
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a 330-acre complex that features a permanent road-racing circuit located 60 miles north of Columbus and 75 miles south of Cleveland in Lexington, Ohio. The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels and has graduated over 41,000, including 12,800 teenagers and 7,500 motorcyclists. For more information, visit www.midohio.com
or call 800-MID-OHIO (643-6446).