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Grand Prix Of America Adds New Staff Member
May 10, 2013
With decades of experience developing venues and events, Christopher Pook joins an established executive team including YES Network founder Leo Hindery Jr., and sports and entertainment veteran Dennis Robinson.
Grand Prix Of America Adds New Staff Member

Christopher R. Pook has joined the Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial executive team as Special Assistant to the Chairman, Leo Hindery Jr.

With decades of experience developing venues and events, Pook joins an established executive team including YES Network founder Hindery, sports and entertainment veteran Dennis Robinson, and sports marketing and corporate development specialist Dick Goldschmidt.

Pook will provide consultation with respect to all aspects of construction, planning and execution of the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial race.
Pook founded and managed the USA Grand Prix West, which was the first Formula One street circuit race in the US and later evolved into an annual event in the Formula One World Championship.

He also helped develop other races around the country including races in Detroit, Las Vegas, Dallas, St. Louis, Denver and St. Petersburg, Fla. Pook is the former CEO of the Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) series in the US and a past member of the board of Dover Motorsports, Inc.

The inaugural Formula One Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial is planned for June 2014. The race will be run on a 3.2-mile course using existing streets in Weehawken and West New York, N.J., along the Hudson River and at the top of the Palisades, with the New York City skyline as the backdrop.