Kertscher replaces Bruggentheis at Street America
Michael Kertscher has taken the reins from longtime Street America boss George Bruggenthies.
Kertscher, who has labored alongside Bruggenthies since becoming a member of the Wisconsin-based circuit in 2007, was promoted from VP of Enterprise Improvement to President and Normal Supervisor, a task Bruggenthies held for greater than twenty years. Bruggenthies will proceed in a brand new advisory function with Street America, specializing in facility improvement and sponsor relations.
“Mike has labored tirelessly to change into one of many high professionals in our trade,” Bruggenthies mentioned, “His contributions lengthen effectively past directing our applications and enterprise improvement models. His imaginative and prescient, perspective and work ethic have allowed him to earn a senior management place as a part of an general management workforce that has us effectively positioned for the longer term.”
Extremely regarded contained in the Elkhart Lake group, Kertscher was being groomed to succeed his mentor.
“I’m honored and humbled to just accept this new function and construct upon the momentum this distinctive group of individuals have established,” Kertscher mentioned. “Street America is a revered facility and thru George’s management it has grown and advanced into the premiere street course in North America. Our employees has large ardour for enhancing the fan expertise and we’ll proceed fueling that keenness whereas showcasing unimaginable occasions and experiences at America’s Nationwide Park of Pace.”
Kertscher’s first season main Street America will embody visits from IndyCar, IMSA, and NASCAR, together with vital classic racing occasions and beginner races across the 4.0-mile street course.