UltimateGT continued with their staff announcements today with the appointment of Series Directors Brett Ross and Eric Eismueller for UGT 4 and UGT X, respectively. This announcement comes off the heels of Chris Williams being named COO for the organization and well as the three series format UGT will utilize in competition. With their respective experience and histories in the motorsports, both Ross and Eismueller look to be a great addition to the staff for UGT.
Brett Ross boasts a strong history in both the business side of the sport as well as wrenching. Starting his racing career with Beau Martin’s Elite Autosport in SCCA, Ross has experience at all levels of the motorsports industry. Aside from Elite Autosport, Ross has also worked with the Toyota Atlantics series as Operations Manager. His work in the industry includes experience from CART, IndyCar, Tom Walkinshaw Racing, Renault Sport Technologies – France, and Grand AM.
UGT X’s time attack format will benefit from being led by Eric Eismueller. Eismueller’s most known his role as Director of Events for Hooked On Driving (HOD), a leading national high performance driving experience. His work with the HPDE program at HOD lead to a great partnership with Chevrolet Corvette with the program. His experience with high performance track days and time attack will prove valuable for UGT X.
It’s been great to see some of the curtains lifted from the team over at UltimateGT. Their strong roster of management and staff suggest that they are taking the opportunity to change the way sports car racing is held here in the U.S. The group continues to use the term “SHIFT” to describe the change in the industry they are trying to make.
The Slipstream Network looks forward to learning more about any partnerships that may come to light in the coming weeks. We’re also anticipating a full season schedule announcement in the near future as well. It should be interesting to learn how they work the schedule to take advantage of teams in other series traveling across the country. UGT has promoted their series as an “AND” conversation, encouraging established race teams to join in the competition in addition to any full time commitments they have. This could prove an excellent opportunities for teams to gain more track time to develop young talent or even continue learning the machinery they race. Stay tuned to SlipstreamNetwork.com to continue to stay in the know about this exciting new racing series.