Named To Oversee CART's
Racing DivisionDETROIT - Michael J. Fisher, who has a comprehensive background in the areas of high technology, management and motorsports competition, has been named to the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Racing for Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc.
duties in January.Fisher
will be responsible for all racing activities within CART
is completing an outstanding 30-year Air Force career, having attained the rank of Colonel.He
is an accomplished aviator who has logged 4,430 hours of flight time, including 3,404 hours in fighter jets . He
has flown F-15, F-4, F-101, F-102, T-33, T-38 and T-37 aircraft, and has received numerous awards and decorations, including the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.
In addition to his
flying accomplishments, Fisher
is highly skilled in the management of large-scale technical projects, complex problem solving and managing large groups of people.He held a number of positions in the Air Force, including Chief of Safety, Deputy Commander for Maintenance, and Chief of Training, all for the 142nd Fighter group.Most recently, he served as Investigations Officer under the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General.
...We look forward to Mike becoming a senior member of the CART management team."Fisher
also brings a wealth of personal experience in motor sport.He
has raced in many classes, including Can-Am
and Formula Atlantic
, as well as tested Trans-Am cars.He
also holds the distinction of being the youngest American to take part in a Formula One event when, in 1967 at the age of 24, he
finished 11th in the Canadian Grand Prix."Joining CART is a great opportunity," Fisher said.