The Motorsport Safety Foundation announced Sunday a significant addition to its staff, naming longtime IMSA executive Scot Elkins as its new chief operating officer.
Elkins, who had served as COO of the American Le Mans Series and most recently the managing director of technical regulations prior to his departure from IMSA last month, will manage all day-to-day operations of the organization.
Founded in 2014 in honor of the late Sean Edwards, the non-profit organization has been dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsports, particularly with advancements in track safety
“Joining the Motorsport Safety Foundation is the next logical step in my career as I have always had a passion for safety,” Elkins said.
“This new position will provide me opportunities to initiate new safety programs and lead the industry in redefining safety in ways that were never before possible.
“I am excited to continue my work in the motorsport industry in this new role.”
With an engineering background, Elkins brings decades of motorsports experience to the organization and will be a valued new asset to help grow the foundation, according to founder and president Henrique Cisneros.
“We are humbled to have someone of his caliber join our team,” said Cisneros.
“As Scot and I have discussed, his acceptance of the position is a true testament to the importance that needs to be placed on safety initiatives in motorsport.”
In addition to his new role with MSF, Elkins will also serve as race director for the Pro Mazda and USF2000 series.