BAKERSFIELD, Calif., June 9, 2021 – The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame has named race track operator Tim Huddleston and Southern California financial advisory Jim Regitz to its Board of Directors. Their election increases the board’s current membership to 24.
Ken Clapp, the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame Chairman and CEO, said the newest members of the board add qualities and experience necessary to meet current and future challenges.
“It’s extremely important to add the expertise of Tim Huddleston, a current race promoter and entertainment producer,” he said. “Jim Regitz’ broad experience in wealth management and charitable activities enhances the bedrock of the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame in the area of giving to worthwhile causes.”
Huddleston, president of the famed Irwindale Speedway and Event Center, partnered with West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Bruncati and his wife Maureen to take over operation of the Southern California entertainment complex in 2018. His wife, Lisa, also is a partner in the Irwindale enterprise.
Huddleston began his racing career in 1987, as a student at University High School in Los Angeles as part of an auto shop project. He was selected to drive the student-built street stock at the old Saugus Speedway. In 2000, Huddleston began competing in the Late Model Division at Irwindale, collecting three championships and more than 40 main event victories.
His High Point Racing team has become one the premier driver development teams on the West Coast, fielding cars in Pro Late Models, Super Late Models and the ARCA Menards Series West. HPR alumni include NASCAR Cup Series driver Cole Custer and Xfinity Series veterans Ryan Reed and Dylan Lupton.
Huddleston’s son, Trevor is a 10-time Late Model champion and current competitor and race winner in the ARCA Menards Series West.
Regitz is the founder and CEO of Newport Advisory, LLC based in Newport Beach, Calif. He is a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., with a degree in Business Administration and The American College in Bryn Mawr, Penn., where Regitz received his Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) designation. He also maintains an Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (AIF®) from the Center for Fiduciary Studies.
Regitz began his career in 1984 with a large Fortune 500 company and, over 11 years, advanced to regional vice president.
In 1996 Regitz left the corporate world to start Newport Advisory and an independent, comprehensive wealth management firm. He spends his professional time working with his established clientele and overseeing the firm’s strategic direction.
Regitz lives in Orange County, Calif. with his two teenage children, Trey and Emily. He serves on various corporate boards, helping advance the mission he is passionate about impacting. Regitz enjoys cycling and photography.
About the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame:
The West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame was conceived in 2001 as a means of recognizing significant contributors and contributions to the sport of stock car/motorsports competition. The mission of the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame is founded to preserve history and heritage of the important role west coast stock car and motorsports figures have played in the sport’s development and continuation and to recognize, through annual enshrinement, of outstanding individuals and groups within the sport such as, but not limited to, designers, engineers, mechanics, drivers, race track owners, promoters, publicists and members of the motorsports media.
The Hall is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, dedicated to supporting a variety of organizations and groups from coast to coast. During its tenure, the Hall has raised more than $600,000 in the past five of its 20 years for youth, health and safety, hospitals, animal rescue and other charitable causes.
For additional information about the West Coast Stock Car/Motorsports Hall of Fame and its charities, please visit WestCoastStockCarHallofFame.com.
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