Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/25/2010 -- P1 Groupe, the premier motorsports management company announces that it has been retained by racing star, Jeff Bucknum, the son of sports car legend, Ronnie Bucknum. P1 Groupe will provide full management services for Bucknum including marketing, branding, and overall management. Bucknum has a storied racing career dating back to the 1990s when he made his start racing at the Santa Maria Karting Track. More recently he has been competing professionally in GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Series with strong showings during the 2010 season.
“I am really excited to have signed on with Eric Burch and his management team at P1 Groupe to help me with my racing career,” said Bucknum. “I have come to know Eric and his group over the last year and respect the professionalism they bring to Motorsports working with drivers and sponsors alike to ensure everyone is maximizing their opportunities in this business. I have worked hard over the years on my racing career to get where I am today, and I feel that P1 Groupe has the same work ethic it takes to be successful in this competitive racing business. We are already working hard together on a number of things to make sure we have a very successful 2011 year of racing together and beyond.”
Bucknum has had a strong racing career that has earned him a fan following among racing enthusiasts around the world. Among some of his most significant highlights include racing at the Indy 500 in both 2005 and 2006. In 2005 he won the 12 hours of Sebring in the LMP 2 class. This past season he raced competitively in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Series with Stevenson Motorsports in Camaro GS.R. Teaming with fellow P1 Groupe driver Matt Bell the pair captured two pole positions, two podiums and four Top-10 finishes. They also led the 5th most laps in the series on their way to a Top-10 in the final Team Championship Standings on the season. Bucknum resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
“We are proud that Jeff has chosen P1 Groupe to manage his career going forward,” said Eric Burch, President of P1 Groupe. “Jeff has so many of the qualities necessary to make our job that much easier. Any company would go forward with confidence with Jeff being the new face of their brand, not only as a spokesperson, but also in his performance behind the wheel. I’m confident the combination of Jeff Bucknum and P1 Groupe will be a very successful one both on and off the track!”
Additional information on Jeff Bucknum may be obtained at http://www.jeffbucknum.com.
Additional information on P1 Groupe may be obtained at http://www.p1groupe.com.