COVINGTON, Kentucky (December 4, 2010) – – After three and a half years with 2010 ARCA Racing Series (ARS) presented by RE/MAX and Menards championship team Sheltra Motorsports, Chris Knight, who served as Operations Manager and Director of Public Communications has formed Knight Motorsports Management (KMM).
Specializing in the aspects of driver development, driver representation, marketing and public relations, Knight Motorsports Management offers a new waive of dedication, energy and input to the motorsports arena with the goal of building a platform that will keep KMM a recognized and trusted company for many years to come.
Knight, who freelanced with Sheltra Motorsports prior to joining the ARCA Racing Series team full-time in 2007 has nearly 10 years of experience in many of the aspects of motorsports management and public relations. Along with Sheltra, Knight has worked with a variety of drivers including Michael Annett, Kelly Bires, Dexter Bean, Jennifer Jo Cobb, A.J. Frank, Kerry Earnhardt, Justin Marks, David Ragan, Brian Scott, Bryan Silas and Jason White to name a few.
It was announced at today’s ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards Championship Awards banquet press conference that KMM will represent Andy Belmont Racing, CGH Motorsports and their driver Chad Hackenbracht, Empire Racing LLC and their pilot Sean Corr and Fast Track Racing with veteran driver Bryan Silas full-time in 2011. KMM will also retain a relationship with Sheltra Motorsports and work with the Mooresville, North Carolina based team on a consultant basis.
“I’m very excited and blessed to have made this announcement today,” said Knight, a native of Redford, Michigan. “2011 will be a building year for us, but I know we’re taking the right measures and aligning ourselves with great business partners, clients and investors to ensure we can offer a variety of services for all the right reasons.”
Speed Media, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan has aligned with Knight Motorsports Management to assist in an array of upcoming projects. Speed Media owner Kurt Dietrich will also be one of the new business partners for KMM in 2011.
“I am pleased and honored to become a partner with Chris Knight and Knight Motorsports Management,” said Dietrich. “We have worked together for four years on some really neat projects. Both of us are dedicated to the motorsports industry as a whole and I believe we have lots to offer to businesses, drivers and teams in the industry in terms of marketing, promotions and public relations. It is an exciting venture and I am really looking forward to this coming season and beyond.”
Currently, Knight Motorsports Management will be representing clients next year in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, IZOD IndyCar Series (IICS), NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) and the USARacing Pro Cup Series. Further confirmed client announcements and Knight Motorsports Management team members are forthcoming.
Knight will also continue to serve as Director of Driver Communications and Assistant News Editor for CATCHFENCE.com, one of the most dedicated and recognizable racing web sites known on the World Wide Web. He has been affiliated with the site since 2001.
“R. Mark Stiles (owner of CATCHFENCE.com) gave me my first break in racing and I am forever indebted to him for that,” sounded Knight, who resides in Mooresville, North Carolina. “We’ve enjoyed a great 10 years together and I’m looking forward to at least 10 more.”
Knight concluded by saying, “the business model from driver and marketing activation and representation has changed immensely over the last few years and we’re putting the time, effort and money into making sure we become a valuable investment to our clients.”
Speed Media will launch the official Knight Motorsports Management web site in January 2011. The site will also serve the home to the “Chris Knight Foundation”, a subsidiary of KMM which also is newly formed by the motorsports enthusiast.
For more information on Speed Media and a full list of their services, please visit Speed-Media.com.