Trans Am Operations Manager Terry Ozment Named 2024 Inductee to SCCA Hall of Fame
November 20, 2023
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) recently announced its 2024 SCCA Hall of Fame class, which will include the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli’s Operations Manager Terry Ozment. Ozment was named Operations Manager in 2020 after serving as National Director of Event Management for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). She joins a distinguished group of approximately 100 individuals who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its creation in 2005.
Ozment, Anatoly Arutunoff, Bruce Foss, Vicki O'Connor, and Fred Wacker Jr. will officially join the SCCA Hall of Fame during the 2024 SCCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held online on January 19, 2024 as part of the 2024 SCCA National Convention. The presentation will be streamed on SCCA’s official Facebook page and YouTube channel, with members and non-members alike encouraged to view the ceremony.
Ozment has a long and illustrious history of involvement in SCCA leadership at the Regional, Divisional, National, and professional levels.
Joining the Land O’Lakes Region in 1980 and serving the Club in many capacities, Ozment held licenses in Flagging and Communications, Registration, Race Chairman, Timing and Scoring and Steward, and served as the CENDiv scheduling representative for five years. She was also on the Region’s board as treasurer, and served on the 1983 National Convention Committee, conducting seminars in creativity and volunteer management.
In 1986, Ozment moved to Chicago, serving on that Region’s board in multiple capacities, and spent two years as the Regional Executive. She was also active on many Divisional committees and was an active steward, including terms as Chief Steward for the June Sprints and Chief of Protest Central at the Mid-Ohio Runoffs.
In 1996, she joined the SCCA staff. Ozment’s accomplishments as SCCA’s Vice President of Club Racing include implementing a member-friendly attitude toward customer service, defining volunteer positions, and updating the structure of the volunteer program. Ozment managed the Runoffs efforts at five different venues and directed preliminary planning for a sixth. She applied for – and received – a $50,000 grant from the McLaren Foundation to fund training and annual reviews of track safety, led the staff launch of the U.S. Majors Tour program, streamlined the Club’s competition licensing program, and more.
Even though she was no longer a Wisconsin resident, Ozment was awarded the state’s Governor’s Cup in 2013 in recognition for her long-time service in motorsports. Then in 2015, she was presented with the John McGill Award.
Under the ownership of Parella Motorsports Holdings, Ozment was hired in 2015 by SVRA, and then migrated to her leadership position with Trans Am, both of which are collaborators with SCCA Pro Racing. In those roles, she continued to implement changes to improve the racing experience for participants, officials, and course workers.
When dealing with any issue, her first question was: “What is the right thing to do for the members?” SCCA and Trans Am are both better organizations due to her attitude, example, and dedication.