Owner Biography

Gerald Forsythe

According to Wikipedia, Gerald (Jerry) Forsythe (born in Marshall, Illinois) is an American businessman and auto racing magnate, best known for being one of the three men (Kevin Kalkhoven and Paul Gentilozzi are the other two) that owned the Champ Car World Series. Forsythe also owned a racing team, Forsythe Championship Racing, that competed in the Champ Car series.

Forsythe is the chief shareholder in, and chairman and CEO of, the Indeck Companies, which include Indeck Power Equipment Company, Indeck Energy Services, Inc., and Indeck Operations. Indeck Power Equipment specializes in the rental, lease, and sale of steam power, while Indeck Energy Services, Inc. develops, owns, and operates cogeneration and independent power projects in North America. Indeck Operations manages the company's plants, as well as those of other firms. The Indeck logo was prominently featured on the sides of the blue Champ Cars that were owned by Forsythe before opting not to run in the unified IndyCar Series in 2008.

Forsythe is also active in cattle ranching and farming, and maintains a farm in his native Marshall, Illinois.

On July 31, 2009 Forsythe purchased Garland Resort in Lewiston, Michigan. Garland is a 3,000-acre (12 km2) resort with four 18 hole courses and the largest log lodge east of the Mississippi River.

During 2011, Forsythe purchased Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Blue Harbor Resort, a classic lakeside resort and spa, is the largest resort on Lake Michigan. Modeled in the style of the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the resort offers hotel rooms and condos in 11 different configurations for rent. The main attraction of the resort is the 54,000 sq ft. indoor water park open year around.

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