American Spirit Racing names Tony Dowe chief engineer

Tony Dowe to American Spirit Racing in 2004 Cape Coral, FL (January 13, 2004) - American Spirit Racing President, Jon Lewis announced today that Tony Dowe has been signed as Chief Engineer for its two-car LMP2 program in 2004. "I cannot say...

Tony Dowe to American Spirit Racing in 2004

Cape Coral, FL (January 13, 2004) - American Spirit Racing President, Jon Lewis announced today that Tony Dowe has been signed as Chief Engineer for its two-car LMP2 program in 2004.

"I cannot say how excited I am to have the expertise of Tony on board our Team this year," commented Lewis. "Tony brings a wealth of experience to the program and his understanding of our Lola's is unsurpassed. Our drivers and the entire Team will benefit tremendously from his knowledge."

"I'm delighted to be joining American Spirit Racing in this project," says Dowe. The ALMS is the perfect platform for the drivers and team to display their talents and expertise. I'm also looking forward to continuing the relationship with Lola, Pirelli and AER-Nissan, super companies! The challenge of the coming year will be to improve on last years results against the Dyson and Intersport teams, it's going to be a lot of fun!"

Tony Dowe's resume speaks for itself. Tony spent the 2003 season as Chief Engineer with Essex Racing (with the Lola B2K/40's now owned by American Spirit Racing). Prior to that he was the Team Manager for Arrows Grand Prix (Formula 1) and Ligier Formula One. Tony's accomplishments include Team Director of the IMSA TWR Jaguar Prototype Team, winning the 1990 24 hours of Le Mans, Daytona 24 Hours in 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1993. Tony was also the Team Manger for the Carl Haas Can-Am Championship winning Team with driver Patrick Tambay and Chief Mechanic for Keke Rosberg's Newman Budweiser Can-Am car, which claimed 12 pole positions in 13 races.

Tony's Formula One experience includes the Lead Mechanic position at Wolf Formula One with driver James Hunt and Brabham Formula One with drivers Niki Lauda, Hans Stuck and John Watson.

American Spirit Racing who has joined forces with Miracle Motorsports for the 2004 season will take to the track at the season opener in Sebring, Florida in mid-March with drivers; John Olsen, Bobby Sak, Guy Cosmo, John Macaluso and Ian James.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Guy Cosmo , Ian James , Niki Lauda , Patrick Tambay , John Watson , Keke Rosberg , Bobby Sak , Carl Haas , James Hunt