Apr 1, 2001
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George Bruggenthies, President and General Manager of Road America, has hired Carson Wilkinson as the Wisconsin track's first full-time Safety Director. Before accepting his new position in charge of Road America's 75-member- strong emergency response team, Wilkinson worked for the track since 1995 on a part-time basis while also holding the position of Division Chief for Training Safety with the Kenosha Fire Department. Since starting his safety career in 1975, Wilkinson has served in several capacities from firefighter to the Safety and Rescue Chief for the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs in conjunction with the Sports Car Club of America.<BR><BR>Bruggenthies was quoted in the press release issued by Road America as saying the addition of the new Briggs & Stratton Motorplex has doubled Road America's racing capacity. According to Road America Communications Director Cheryl Barnes, the increase in racing activity and large spectator events from four to five in 2001 led to the need for the new full-time position which in turn led to Wilkinson's hiring.<BR><BR>Road America is one of America's premier road racing facilities and is located in east-central Wisconsin, about an hour north of Milwaukee.