GT Celebration Series Adds Key Officials

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The GT Celebration Race Series has assembled an all-star lineup of racing officials for its second season. (GT Celebration Photo)

SEBRING, Fla. — The GT Celebration Race Series is bringing an impressive lineup of personnel to officiate the second season of its sports car campaign, beginning with the season-opening doubleheader 40-minute races at the historic Sebring Int’l Raceway March 11-13.

Led by CEO and Founder Rob Morgan, the GT Celebration Race Series has assembled an group administers with decades of racing knowledge and qualifications to lead the FIA bronze-rated drivers in four-class competition with GT3, GT4, PC and TCC sports cars.

The primary officials for the GT Celebration Race Series season will be veteran racer and official Todd Snyder as director of competition; longtime motorsports engineer Nick Lester as technical director; and multi-time race winner and champion Kelly Collins as sporting director and driver advisor. The trio have accumulated 75 years of on-track and behind-the-scenes racing experience to lead and assist the competitors in the series designed for enthusiasts by enthusiasts.

“We believe our official staff, led by Todd, Nick and Kelly, brings a great level of professionalism and racing knowledge to the GT Celebration Race Series,” said Morgan. “All three have spent many decades in the sports. They can assist our competitors each weekend as they enjoy on-track and off-track events.”

Alaskan native, Snyder, has competed in a variety of racing machines including Indy Lights, IMSA sports cars and Barber Dodge Pro series open-wheel cars before turning his attention on racing administration.

Lester comes to the series after an engineering career with including Roush Racing in the U.K., Honda Performance Development, Cosworth and, most recently, Porsche Motorsports North America.

Collins spent 11 years as a factory driver for General Motorsports as well as runs with Panoz, Pontiac, Porsche, Nissan, Honda and BMW. Kelly captured the 2008 Grand Am GT championship as well as the 1999 24 Hours of Daytona.

The 2020 inaugural GT Celebration season featured five race weekends, and the schedule will expand to seven weekends this season.