Grand-Am Road Racing announced today that President Roger Edmondson is taking a leave of absence, to address personal health issues. Edmondson has served as the leader of the sanctioning body since its inception in 1999.
Tom Bledsoe will assume the day-to-day leadership role for Grand-Am and continue to be supported by the management team including Vice President of Competition Dave Spitzer, Managing Director of Competition Mark Raffauf and Vice President of Marketing & Communications Kevin Hindson. Grand-Am also continues to have the full backing and resources of NASCAR, which purchased Grand-Am in 2008.
Bledsoe has served in the role of Chief Operating Officer for Grand-Am during the past eight years and has held the position of Treasurer for NASCAR since 1993. In his elevated role within Grand-Am, Bledsoe will remain in the COO role and chair the Grand-Am Management Committee.