Candidate Bios for the 2013 – 2016 term of the Colorado Region SCCA Board of Directors
803 Spruce PL.,
Lochbuie, CO., 80603
For those of you who don’t know me, I am retired from a life without a heart, having been in the car business since the 1970’s. I am not fully retired, as I recently obtained my CDL (Commercial Drivers License) to do some side work driving car haulers to different race tracks. I have two sons, Jason & Steve Ott, my wife and best friend is Carole.
My qualifications for the Board of Directors for the Colorado S.C.C.A., are as follows. I have been a general manager of some very large dealerships, where over 600 cars per month were sold, ran my own wholesale and retail used car dealership, and most recently managed a service department at one of the leading Import service centers in Boulder County. This gives me many years experience in dealing with people and their different opinions, and being able to medaite those differences. It also has given me leadership and decision making skills necessary to make a large organization function for the best possible results for its membership. The fact that I am “semi retired” gives me the necessary time to devote to issues that will promote future growth of the club and sustain this growth for many years to come.. I have been a S.C.C.A. Member since the 1970’s, although I will admit my membership has lapsed on occasion. I have experience working racing events since the 1960’s, starting with the Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association in 1964. I have also been a licensed driver in S.C.C.A, and N.A.S.A. This experience gives me the ability to look at “both sides of the coin” when it comes to issues that may affect the S.C.C.A., club members.
I ask for your vote in the upcoming Colorado Region Board of Directors election.
Your fellow S.C.C.A member, Dave Ott
606 S. 2nd Street
Montrose, Co 81401
Cell: (941) 661-3294
Objective: Colorado Region Board of Directors
Experience: SCCA Experience
- Member in good standing since 1981 (30 year member)
- Current licenses held: Crew, National Pit & Grid, Senior F&C
- And Time Trial Driver Instructor (Apprentice)
- Previous positions held: Central Florida Region Assistant Regional Executive,
- CFR District 8 Governor
- Racing Experience:
- San Francisco Region SCCA Drivers’ School Graduate 1989
- 3rd place SFR Regional Champion Improved Touring “D” 1992
- 2nd place SFR Regional Solo 1 Champion Improved Touring “D” 1993
Work experience outside of SCCA
- 2 Years as a High School Drafting Instructor.
- 8 Years work experience as a surveyor doing both private and commercial
- Engineering layout on bridges, roadways and other civil engineering projects.
- 20 Years as a Civil Engineering Technician for various federal agencies writing
- construction specifications and providing inspection of these projects.
- 5 Years working as a Maintenance Worker maintaining baseball and soccer fields.
Education: A.A.S in Construction Technology-Erie Community College 1971
B.S. Ed. Industrial Arts SUNY College @ Buffalo 1979
Interests: Race Administration, Miatas, Track Days, Club Racing, Softball
Born and raised in Colorado, I spent several years as a “corporate gypsy” moving around with UPS, then returned to Colorado in the late 1980’s. My professional life has revolved around transportation in some form or fashion. I have run large trucking companies, and worked in the international freight business, actually helping to import cars and parts for SCCA Enterprises at one point. For the last 9 years I have worked for an employee leasing company that offers payroll and worker’s compensation solutions to the transportation industry. I like to think that my history of managing and working with lots of different personalities and business have given me some skills and knowledge that is helpful.
My racing experience started in the 1970’s when a neighbor of mine introduced me to Formula Fords, I went to the Danny Collins School, got my regional and national licenses. I married and had children which put an end to my racing endeavors; with a promise to myself I would return someday. I was able to do that in 2000, returning to drive a Formula Continental car, and then purchasing an FE car. I have also raced oval track cars including midgets with the RMMRA, but road racing is still my favorite.
I have served on several boards and committees over the years, both on the professional side (Truckload Carriers and Colorado Motor Carriers) as well as community involvement. I served a 1 year term on the City of Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Appeals board, as well as a couple of HOA boards. I feel I have acquired lots of experience with these involvements, not the least of which is the ability to hear and understand challenges faced today by businesses and clubs.