The Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM) Names Ken Grammer Managing Director
Grammer Will Oversee Continued Expansion of Facilities & Curriculum
Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park (The FIRM) announces that Ken Grammer has joined the company as managing director. Grammer comes to The FIRM from VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) where he served as its driver’s club director. Grammer will oversee the day-to-day operation of The FIRM while expanding both its motorsport and military training business units.
Ken Grammer, Managing Director of The Florida International Rally and Motorsports Park in north central Florida (Photo: Business Wire)
Grammer will manage enhancements to The FIRM’s 450 acre facility in north central Florida, including ongoing improvements to its road course, gravel and dirt motorsport trails, off-road tracks and courses and its classrooms, tuning shop, private garages and firing ranges. Used for both public and private special events, The FIRM is one of the most challenging and diverse motorsports parks in the country. Grammer will supervise the expansion of The FIRM’s road course and redevelop The FIRM’s driver’s club, while continuing to expand The FIRM’s off-road and defensive driving programs.
“We are excited to have Ken join The FIRM,” said Robert Bunn, President and General Counsel of The FIRM. “Ken’s background in motorsports complements our long-term goal of making The FIRM the most exciting multi-purpose motorsport facility in the southeast.”
“I am very pleased to be joining The FIRM,” Grammer said. “I see The FIRM as a fantastic pencil drawing that is ready to have the final color applied. I find the prospect of helping build The FIRM into a premier southeast motorsports destination very exciting.”
In addition to his work with VIR, Grammer has competed in several club and professional sports car race series, served as the director of operations for SCCA Pro Racing and managed championship winning race teams in SCCA, NASA and Grand-Am. In 2008, Grammer served as the first managing director of New Jersey Motorsports Park. Grammer has also promoted and managed major motorsports events throughout North America and served as race director for several professional race series. Prior to his career in motorsports, Grammer worked for 20 years in the computer software industry.
About The FIRM
The Florida International Rally and Motorsport Park (The FIRM) is located in Starke, Florida and is the most unique, diverse and challenging action and motorsports facility in Florida. Offering professional rally-based driver training, security training, track rentals and full-service special events. For more information, visit www.gorally.com or www.facebook.com/MotorsportHeaven.
Allan Karl, 949-891-2661