LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2008) – SCCA Pro Racing was saddened to hear of the passing this morning of former company president Dan Greenwood.
Greenwood served as President of SCCA Pro Racing from 1994-1998. Prior to his time at SCCA Pro Racing, he was vice president of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 LA Olympic Games.
His motorsports career began after the games, serving as president of Riverside Raceway for four years. Following Riverside’s closing, Greenwood was a sports marketing consultant for the 1990 Goodwill Games and the Paramount Pictures movie Days of Thunder. He even had a cameo appearance in the film as a reporter.
Prior to his SCCA Pro Racing post, Greenwood also served as president of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Following his departure from SCCA Pro Racing, he was the vice president of Pikes Peak International Raceway.
“I remember Dan well from my time on the manufacturer side in motorsports,” SCCA Pro Racing President and CEO Robert Wildberger said. “He will be missed.”