Derrick Walker named new president of SCCA Pro Racing

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Derrick Walker’s next move, post-his exodus after resigning as INDYCAR’s president of competition and operations, and after his Team Falken Tire program came to its end in October, has finally been revealed.

Walker has been named Wednesday as the new president of SCCA Pro Racing, replacing Robert Clarke, who will continue with the company as SCCA vice president, business development while serving as SCCA Pro Racing chairman.

“I have always been impressed by the work that SCCA Pro Racing has done over the years, and know that racing in the United States would not be where it is without it,” Walker said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to joining SCCA Pro Racing at a great time, to make a difference for Pro Racing and the motorsports industry.”

From the release, Walker will inherit a healthy company that sanctions and works closely with Pirelli World Challenge, Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup, and Trans-Am, and is poised to launch the FIA-certified Formula 4 United States Championship Powered by Honda in 2016.

“This is an exciting time for SCCA Pro Racing, with large fields in Pirelli World Challenge and Trans Am, the global MX-5 configuration beginning, and the launch of Formula 4 in the United States, which has the potential to be a game changer for young drivers,” Clarke said. “We’re proud to be able to hand those tools to Derrick Walker, and use his experience and wisdom to grow these series and add to our business.”