NASCAR Veteran Mike Helton Joins AMA Pro Racing’s Management Board

07 Jan 2019
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 AMA Pro Racing announced recently that it welcomed longtime NASCAR veteran Mike Helton to its Board of Managers. Helton – who continues in his current role at NASCAR as Vice Chairman – joins David Atlas, Tom Bledsoe, George Silbermann and Mark Raffauf on the Board, which leverages 150-plus years of motorsports experience as it helps guide and assist the AMA Pro Racing organization.

 

Helton brings wide-ranging and multi-faceted experience to the Board, much of which comes from his decades of experience at NASCAR and within the motorsports community. Since 2015 he’s served as Vice Chairman of NASCAR, held the position of NASCAR President beginning in 2000, and been intimately involved with the sanctioning body since 1994.

 

“Mike Helton brings a lifetime of Motorsports experience to American Flat Track during a period of rapid growth for the sport,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We welcome Mike to the Board and are looking forward to the benefit of his insights and guidance.”

 

Helton’s duties today involve overseeing competition, helping guide NASCAR leadership in its strategic planning, and expanding the sport’s reach, both nationally and internationally. Helton is a current member of NASCAR’s Board of Directors, as well as a member of the company’s Executive Council.

 

Helton is also Chairman of The NASCAR Foundation, a charity that raises money and encourages volunteerism as it supports nonprofit causes around the country. Additionally, his career includes operational stints at two major racing venues, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway – and he’s also spent some time in a race car himself.

 

“I’m excited about becoming a part of AMA Pro Racing’s Board of Managers,” Helton said. “I’ve been a motorcycle enthusiast for most of my life and really am impressed with the direction American Flat Track is going. I look forward to being a part of their increasing role in motorsports.”

 

Born and raised in Bristol, Va., Helton resides in Ormond Beach, Fla. with his wife Lynda.

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Adam Sinclair

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