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Knoper Named SCCA Pro Racing President

(Akron/Tire Review) Earl Knoper, who recently retired from a top executive position with Toyo Tire USA Corp., was named president of SCCA Pro Racing Ltd., the professional racing subsidiary of the Sports Car Club of America.


Knoper, 64, most recently served as senior vice president of marketing for Toyo, and had served as a consultant to Toyo since he retired in 2005.


“Earl Knoper’s track record speaks for itself, and his addition is a tremendous boost for SCCA Pro Racing,” acting SCCA Pro Racing President Garret Mudd said. “His past associations have already greatly benefited the company and the SPEED World Challenge. He brings a tremendous knack for anticipating future success, which, along with his business professionalism, will be of great benefit for everyone involved in SCCA Pro Racing and its series.”

“I am really excited about this opportunity,” Knoper said. “I’ve been passionate about motorsports since I was young, and have been fortunate to focus some of my professional efforts on racing. I’m excited to now focus 100% of my energies on SCCA Pro Racing.”

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