DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – American Flat Track officials have announced that Chris Carr has chosen to step away from the series to pursue other opportunities with the sport.
Carr, a seven-time Grand National champion, joined American Flat Track prior to the 2017 season as chief competition officer. Carr was replaced by Joey Mancari in that role late last year.
“I have been deeply involved with flat track my entire life,” said Carr, “and I look forward to transitioning into a new role within the community.”
While Carr has departed the company, American Flat Track has added two new hires in order to bolster its competition and administrative departments.
Bringing with him more than a decade of motorsports experience and eight years of emergency services experience, Ramin Shute-Mahini will serve as race director for American Flat Track.
Shute-Mahini currently holds the position of Event Director for the Arizona region of the National Auto Sports Ass’n. Concurrently, he serves as Manager of Emergency Services at ISM Racewa in Avondale, Ariz., coordinating all emergency services for its facility.
“Ramin will bring more than a decade of experience in race control and emergency services to the sport,” said Mancari. “That experience will prove invaluable as we continue to scale American Flat Track in the coming seasons.”
AFT has also welcomed Becky Cunningham to the organization in the position of Controller. With 22 years of experience under her belt, Cunningham has found her niche in bolstering financial growth for rapidly-growing enterprises.