John Mecom , Jr.
...John Mecom , Jr.DirectorJohn Mecom , Jr.
As a cornerstone of Heritage Motorsports , John Mecom
, Jr.'s experience as a team owner is unmatched in the Indy Racing League series.John Jr.'s racing experience spans over four decades , when he founded the Mecom Racing Team in 1962
.Within two years of its creation , his
team was ranked among the top in the nation , and an Indianapolis 500 victory in 1966 cemented their status.Some of the most successful drivers in history piloted for the Mecom Racing Team , including : Mario Andretti , Graham Hill , A.J. Foyt , Roger Penske , Parnelli Jones , Jackie Stewart , Roger Ward and Augi Pabst.With the accomplishments of legendary drivers and machines , the Mecom Racing Team is still remembered as one of the most powerful and successful teams in motorsports history.
Today , John Jr. oversees a diverse portfolio of businesses and investments , including a resort in California , car dealerships , cattle ranches , real estate , plastics manufacturing , medical technology development ; as well as oil and gas operations.An avid sports fan , John Jr. founded the New Orleans Saints NFL team in 1966.He
has always remained involved with racing , and often assists drivers in all capacities of the sport.
Currently , John Mecom , Jr.
resides in Houston , Texas.
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