The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) Board of Directors this afternoon issued the following statement:
"Micheal Crowell, President and CEO of the Reno Air Racing Association, informed the Board of Directors today that he has resigned his position, effective immediately. Crowell, who has held his post for the last two and a half years, is stepping down to focus on his wife's health. We are thankful to Mike for his hard work and dedication to continuing this one-of-a-kind event.
"While we conduct a search for a new CEO, Joey Scolari, CEO of Scolari's Markets and a board member, will serve as interim CEO. Joey will work with RARA staff, including new COO Tony Logoteta, to continue planning for the 54th National Championship Air Races in September."