Hinton Steps Down as HSR President

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Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) opens its 2024 season with the traditional Spring Fling meeting at Sebring International Raceway on 8-10 March under new leadership after long-time President David Hinton stepped down.  Hinton, who served as HSR President for the last 11 years after acquiring majority ownership of the organisation in 2012 in partnership with the late George Tuma, announced that he would hand over the HSR reins to Chris Ward.  Under Hinton’s leadership, HSR has seen its largest growth in its more than 40-year history.  Two years ago he achieved the sale of HSR to IMSA and also worked with the management of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to bring HSR in as the sanctioning body for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion beginning in 2021.  Amongst the many other race meetings organised throughout the year by David and his team, the Daytona Classic 24 stands out.

Ward most recently served as Head of Motorsport for Lamborghini North America from 2014 to 2023 where among his responsibilities was the oversight of all day-to-day operations of the IMSA-sanctioned Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series.

“We look forward to welcoming Chris Ward to the IMSA team as HSR President, IMSA President John Doonan said.  “He is already a familiar and close colleague in the paddock, and at the same time we couldn’t be happier that David Hinton will continue as an advisor and a member of the HSR Board of Directors.  The timing of and people involved in this positive change couldn’t be better.  David first approached us last year to discuss a succession plan to take place in 2024 for the HSR President position at the same time Chris became available.  It all fell into place perfectly as we continue to focus on the core values that HSR was founded on, which are to grow vintage and historic racing in North America.”

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