Don Panoz

Braselton GA

Dr. Donald Panoz, the son of a boxer, went on to create a successful pharmaceutical business, Mylan Laboratories in Morgantown, WV, then relocated to Ireland where he founded Elan Laboratories and created the method for transdermal delivery of medication … In1980, he and his wife, Nancy, returned to the U.S. and started building world-class resorts and wineries, such as Chateau Elan near Road Atlanta, the St. Andrews Bay Resort and Spa in Scotland, and the Diablo Grande Winery & Resort near Patterson, CA … His involvement in racing began with his son, Danny’s interest in building a high-performance street car called the Panoz Esperante, and was quickly followed with the Panoz GTR-1 race car in 1997 … The following year Panoz created the highly-successful American Le Mans Series for high-tech cars, returning international road racing to the U.S. … His Elan Motorsports Technologies now builds the chassis for the Star Mazda series cars, as well as all the chassis for the Champ Car World Series.

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