Dave Watson recieves Wisconsin Achievement Award

Grand American's Watson honored with Wisconsin Achievement Award. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 10, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association Director of Special Projects Dave Watson will be honored this weekend with the Wisconsin...

Grand American's Watson honored with Wisconsin Achievement Award.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 10, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association Director of Special Projects Dave Watson will be honored this weekend with the Wisconsin Achievement Award during the 12th annual Wisconsin Motorsports Charities, Inc. banquet.

Watson, a native of Wisconsin, has more than 40 years of motorsports experience and won numerous championships as a driver, including the 1977 American Speed Association National Championship and 1979 NASCAR Grand American West Championship.

In 1977, he became the first rookie to win his first USAC start by winning the Miller 200 at the Milwaukee Mile. He also gave Buick its first victory with the win in the Dave Depee Buick. Watson went on later that year to be awarded his first of two Tony Bettenhausen Miller High Life Awards, given annually for the best overall performance in USAC races at the Milwaukee Mile. Watson also raced in the SCCA Trans Am Series, winning the 1983 Most Improved Driver Award.

Later in his career, Watson served as crew chief and team manager for several successful race teams and worked as the technical director the of SCCA Trans Am Series. He joined Grand American as the Director of Competition during its inception in 1999 and moved into the role of Director of Special Projects in 2002.

More information about Grand American Road Racing Association is available at www.grandamerican.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tony Bettenhausen