The Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial, the Formula 1 race planned for 2014 on the shores of New Jersey, announced Friday that it had hired Marty Hunt joins as director of race operations and the newest member of its senior executive team. Hunt, who has worked in raceway operational management for more than 25 years, joins an established team that recently added Chris Pook. Other executive team members include YES Network founding chairman and CEO Leo Hindery Jr., sports and entertainment veteran Dennis Robinson, and sports marketing and corporate development executive Dick Goldschmidt.
"As we continue to get ready for 2014, I am pleased to welcome Marty Hunt as our newest senior executive," race promoter Hindery said. "Few people in our sport are as accomplished as Marty Hunt in getting the cars to the starting grid and giving the fans an exciting, safe race."
Most recently, Hunt served as the director of facilities at Circuit of The Americas. He previously served as operations manager for the Richard Petty Driving Experience and senior director of facility and operations at Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway. He also spent nearly 10 years at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, first as manager of track racing operations and later as director of operations.
The inaugural Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial is planned for June 2014. It will run on a 3.2-mile course using existing streets in Weehawken and West New York, N.J., along the Hudson River and across the top of the Palisades, with the New York City skyline as the backdrop.