MICHAEL CRAWFORD JOINS JENSEN MOTORSPORT AS TEAM MANAGER OF INDY LIGHTS PROGRAM
6 December 2010.../Jensen MotorSport is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran team owner and team manager Michael Crawford in the role of Team Manager - Indy Lights.
Crawford (43) adds valuable experience to Jensen MotorSport's Firestone Indy Lights entry. Crawford owned and operated his own Indy Lights team - Michael Crawford Motorsports - from 2006 through 2010. Crawford was also Team Manager at Sam Schmidt Motorsports for the 2002-2005 seasons, which included winning the 2004 Indy Lights championship with driver Thiago Medeiros.
A fixture in the IndyCar paddock since its inception in 1995, Crawford worked on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's IndyCar program from 1995-97. Crawford also had management positions on IndyCar programs for Kelley Racing (1998-99) and PDM Racing (2000-02).
Jensen MotorSport team owner Eric Jensen states, "The prospect for success in Indy Lights has been enhanced substantially with news that Michael Crawford will have an active management role in our team. Michael has vast experience and respect in the Indy Lights paddock, and I am honored that he is joining our team."
Michael Crawford states, "Jensen MotorSport appears to have one of the best programs for the upcoming Firestone Indy Lights season. It's exciting to have a management role to activate the team's plans for this year, and for future IndyCar programs."
-source: jensen motorsport