SCCA Ventures Inc, has named Sydney Davis Yagel as General Manager of SCCA Pro Racing. After joining SCCA Pro Racing last spring, Yagel quickly fit into her role as the Senior Manager of Race Operations, where she showcased her leadership capabilities. Not only is Yagel the first female to lead SCCA Pro Racing, she is also the youngest General Manager in SCCA Pro history.
“We are pleased that Sydney has accepted the position of General Manager for SCCA Pro Racing Division located in Indianapolis,” said SCCA Ventures President Dan Helman. “Sydney’s varied background and passion will be a big asset in leading our SCCA Pro Racing Team.”
Prior to joining SCCA Pro, Yagel spent 10 years managing MSR Houston events and schools. During her tenure at MSR Houston, she also held positions as the Circuit of the Americas Motorsports Operations Marshal Coordinator and as the Houston and Louisiana Grand Prix Race Chair.
“I am very much looking forward to stepping in to this new position with SCCA Pro Racing,” said Yagel. “The 2019 season is shaping up to a fantastic one for all of our series and sanctioning partners. Our staff, the SCCA Ventures board, our partners and I all have goals to achieve this year, and I can’t wait to start marking them off our lists.”
Yagel, a 27-year member of the SCCA, embraced her role by extending her expertise to serve as the Houston Region Race Chair for 10 years. She then moved on to serve as its Regional Executive. Her volunteerism within the SCCA did not go unnoticed as she was awarded Worker of the Year in 2014 for her efforts in race administration and the SCCA Member of Excellence in 2016.