Born and raised in Germany, Ute Zettlitzer moved to the United States in 2001. Always passionate about motorsport, she joined the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in 2002. Throughout her time at the SCCA, she has worked as a Corner Marshal, Starter and Pit/Grid Marshal.
In addition to marshaling, Ute also handles media for PitNotes.org, which delivers detailed on-track activity at major sports car racing events like the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, previously known as the American Le Mans Series.
5 QUESTIONS WITH AN AMBASSADOR
1) What do you consider to be the single greatest advancement in motorsport safety in the last 50 years?
2) You can either implement one new motorsport rule or get rid of an existing one. Which option do you choose and what rule would it be?
Only dispatch safety workers under a full course yellow AFTER the safety car has picked up the field.
3) What is your favorite racing circuit and why?
Road America because of the beautiful set-up, the length of the track (you can have bigger fields without compromising the safety of the race) and last, but not least... the food! (I'm German... I need my brats).
4) Who is your hero?
Very tough question... there are so many! Henrique Cisneros for getting MSF started, every safety worker at any track for putting their lives on the line to save another on the track, and a lot of the drivers.
5) What do you hope to accomplish as an MSF Ambassador?
To spread the word about MSF and get more people to rethink safety. To save more lives at race tracks.