CHAMPCAR/CART: Brooke Racing names new personnel

Mark Morgan and Joe La Joie began to work for Brooke Racing as Team Manager and Chief Engineer, respectively. President Barry Brooke gives them a warm welcome. "I have a long-standing relationship with Joe (La Joie) and Mark (Morgan). I ...

Mark Morgan and Joe La Joie began to work for Brooke Racing as Team Manager and Chief Engineer, respectively. President Barry Brooke gives them a warm welcome.

"I have a long-standing relationship with Joe (La Joie) and Mark (Morgan). I worked with Joe in Davis' days, when Chuck Matthews and him were the engineers. I met Joe there and since then, our relationship has been real good. I like the way he works, he is very methodical," said Brooke.

"The reason that I am at Brooke Racing is that Barry (Brooke) wanted a certain type of engineer, with a certain amount of time and experience and I fitted in the paragraph. I think, what Barry was looking for is what I was looking for. It's nice to work in a new team. We start from scratch and it's a nice challenge," said Joe La Joie, new Chief Engineer for Arciero Brooke Racing.

La Joie, 41, was born in Chicago, Illinois, but calls home Texas after living there most of his life. Has been working in a number of Series such as Trans-Am, Atlantic, Sportscars and Champ Cars.


Mark Morgan and Jo La Joie Photo: Brooke Racing

"Regarding Mark (Morgan), I have known him for quite a few years, because the relationship with the Arcieros. He has a very strong understanding of what it takes to run a very successful team and I am delighted that both have joined us in Arciero Brooke Racing," he added.

Morgan, 29, native of California has achieved a lot of experience with the Arciero Family, working for them in different racing projects from 1991 to 1999. After that, he kept in touch with them when in '99 he worked for the Track Support department of TRD (Toyota Racing Development), coincidentally with Arciero/Wells PPI Atlantic & CART Teams.

"It is a great chance to team up with the Arciero Family again. Both the Arciero Family and Barry Brooke have given me a great opportunity to be part of their new venture. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead!," said Mark Morgan, new Arciero Brooke Racing Team Manager.

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