KEITH WARD NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPETITION 22 August, 1997 TAMPA, Fla. (August 22, 1997) -- Professional SportsCar Racing (SportsCar) officials today announced that Keith D. Ward, a veteran of 29 years as a race official with the United...
KEITH WARD NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPETITION
22 August, 1997
TAMPA, Fla. (August 22, 1997) -- Professional SportsCar Racing (SportsCar) officials today announced that Keith D. Ward, a veteran of 29 years as a race official with the United States Auto Club (USAC), has joined the organization as Vice President of Competition.
Ward begins his duties at next weekend's SportsCar race at Mosport Park (Canada), where he will be responsible for all on track activity and the enforcement of all technical and competition rules.
"Keith Ward is among the most respected officials in all of motorsports," said Jack Long, President of SportsCar. "We're certain his integrity and presence at our races will benefit everyone involved in SportsCar -- teams, drivers, promoters, sponsors and fans.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me to utilize my knowledge and experience to help SportsCar realize its full potential," said Ward.
During his 29 years as a USAC official, Ward held positions of Track Observer, Assistant Chief Observer, Steward and Chief Steward. He became Steward in 1980, working with Tom Binford, the Chief Steward of the Indianapolis 500 until his retirement in 1995. Ward was appointed USAC's Chief Steward and Operations Director for Indy Racing League events in 1996.
He is a graduate from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan with a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering. Ward worked for General Motors from 1957 to 1964, when he joined Ford Motor Company. He returned to General Motors in 1967 and retired from there in June, 1992 after 32 years in the area of sales, service and marketing.
Ward is a lifelong resident of Indiana and currently resides in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife Judy. They have two children who also reside in Indiana.
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