A back-to-basics racing series set to re-ignite the passion of the die-hard motorsports fan and reintroduce racing to a whole new generation.
George Pyne is a global business executive and founder of Bruin Sports Capital, where he serves as CEO. Pyne is also Non-Executive Chairman of Courtside Ventures which specializes in early stage sports, media and technology investments. Previously, Pyne was the President of IMG Sports and Entertainment and a Board Member. Prior to IMG, he was Chief Operating Officer and on the Board of NASCAR. Pyne attended Brown University where he played football and earned All-Ivy League and All-New England honors.
Ray Evernham has more than four decades of experience in the automotive and racing industries. He has worked with the biggest names in motorsport history, including Gordon, Andretti, Foyt and Earnhardt, was a vital force in resurrecting the International Race of Champions (IROC) series, won three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships as a crew chief for Jeff Gordon, and partnered with Daimler Chrysler to bring Dodge back into NASCAR racing and built Evernham Motorsports into one of the most successful teams in NASCAR. Evernham has also held many roles in the television industry, including serving as a NASCAR analyst for SPEED, ESPN, ABC, FOX and NBC and hosting his own television series, AmeriCarna, on the Velocity channel. In January of 2018, Ray received the most significant honor of his career when he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Sandy Montag, a 30-year industry veteran, is Chief Executive Officer of The Montag Group based in White Plains and New York City. Montag represents a wide variety of clients in various fields including broadcasting, coaching, culinary, and team sports. Montag has been an Executive Producer on three documentaries, including Amazon Prime’s “All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines,” Showtime’s “Perfect in ’76” and ESPN’s “The Class That Saved Coach K,” which aired with the launch of the ACC Network in August 2019. Montag spent 30 years at IMG, joining the company in 1985.
He sits on the Sports Management Advisory Boards at his alma mater Syracuse University, the University of Michigan and NYU, as well as the Advisory Board for the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Syracuse University recently honored Montag with Newhouse’s 2019 Marty Glickman Award for leadership in sports media.
Tony Stewart nicknamed Smoke, is an American professional stock car racing driver and current NASCAR team owner. He is a 4 time NASCAR Cup Series Champion – 3 times as a driver and one as an owner. Stewart is one of the most decorated drivers across all motorsports with racing titles in IndyCar, midget, spring and USAC Silver Crown cars as well. He is the only driver in history to win a championship in both IndyCar and NASCAR. In 2019, Stewart was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.