Heitzler elected to head CART's board of directors

CART Chief Executive Officer Joe Heitzler has come under fire in recent weeks over key issues such as future engine regulations and a domestic television package, but he has received a key vote of confidence by being named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the open-wheel racing sanctioning organisation. Heitzler joined CART last December as the company's President and CEO

Heitzler elected to head CART's board of directors

The announcement was made by acting CART Chairman and Board member James Hardymon.

"I am very pleased to be able to make this announcement in view of Joe's commitment to building the CART organisation and its racing product as an asset to the company," said Hardymon. "We look forward to Joe's leadership and direction at the Board level."

"I am honoured to be named to lead the CART Board of Directors," said Heitzler. "I am particularly pleased to be working with all the talented and committed people who are dedicated to building CART racing. I believe that the opportunities for growth and expansion of our sport are numerous and it is the mission of those of us on the Board to lead CART to future successes.

The CART Board of Directors is comprised of CART Champ Car team owners Gerald Forsythe, Chip Ganassi, Barry Green, Carl Haas, U.E. 'Pat' Patrick and Derrick Walker, as well as James Henderson, Bert Roberts Jr and Fred Tucker, all of whom join Hardymon and Heitzler on the Board.

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