MERCED, Calif. – USAC West Coast 360 Series officials have announced that former series director of competition and current Merced Speedway general manager Doug Lockwood has been named the series’ co-owner, effective immediately.
Lockwood will oversee all race-related operations for the USAC West Coast 360 Series.
“The USAC West Coast 360 Series has always been near and dear to me, so to have this opportunity to take on a leadership role is something I am really looking forward to,” said Lockwood. “The series is made up of a lot of great teams and families, and I am excited to get involved again and see how we can evolve non-winged racing in California.”
While Chris Kearns will remain on board with the series as the other co-owner, he will focus on the business administration side, where Lockwood will overtake race-related duties.
Effective immediately as the series gets ready to make it’s return to Placerville Speedway on Oct. 10, Lockwood will be in charge of hiring a series race director, series officials, and will be the liaison with USAC West Coast 360 teams.
On race days, Lockwood will also be the series point man for competitors at USAC West Coast 360 events.