Johnson Appointed New President

The Champ Car World Series has confirmed that Steve Johnson will become its new president next month, taking over from Dick Eidswick

Johnson Appointed New President

The appointment, which had been expected for some time, will see Johnson move from his role as president and CEO of the Sports Car Club of America on September 19th. Eidswick will remain with Champ Car as CEO and Chairman.

Johnson said: "I am extremely excited to join the Champ Car team as President. I have been amazed at the progress the series has made over the last 12 months and look forward to continuing the momentum and successes long into the future.

"Champ Car has a great vision as well as committed teams, owners, sponsors and promoters. Open wheel racing has work to do and Champ Car is getting it done."

Champ Car co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven hailed the job that Eidswick had done in recent years and said he was excited about the arrival of Johnson.

"I want to thank Dick for everything he has done for Champ Car," explained Kalkhoven. "He has been one of the most important factors in rebuilding Champ Car and I know he will continue to contribute to our success. A planned succession such as this will enable Champ Car to continue to build upon the very significant momentum it has developed.

"I believe Steve will step right in and continue to grow Champ Car. He has a proven track record and I'm very excited that he is coming on board."

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