Ward, DRC to produce 2006 cars

FORMER INDYCAR MECHANIC WARD, DRC POOL TALENTS TO CONSTRUCT SILVER CROWN CAR INDIANAPOLIS -- Award-winning California racecar designer John Ward and successful Indiana car builder Joe Devin have announced a combined effort to produce one of the...

FORMER INDYCAR MECHANIC WARD, DRC POOL TALENTS TO CONSTRUCT SILVER CROWN CAR

INDIANAPOLIS -- Award-winning California racecar designer John Ward and successful Indiana car builder Joe Devin have announced a combined effort to produce one of the first 2006 USAC Silver Crown cars.

Gearing up for USAC's Silver Crown Series expansion to larger ovals next year, the duo will consult on the design and construction of the car, which will be built in the DRC Chassis shops in Indianapolis.

Ward's expertise is well-known, having earned the prestigious Louis Schwitzer Award at the Indianapolis 500 for his design of the 1981 Eagle race car for Dan Gurney's All-American Racers team. He has also been instrumental in designing winning cars for Patrick Racing and Toyota Motorsports. Ward presently serves as a consulting design engineer for the Indy Racing League's Fernandez Racing, which recorded victories in 2004 at Chicagoland, Kentucky and California Speedways and earlier this month at Kentucky.

"I love Sprint cars and open-wheel racing and have for many years," Ward said. "I'm excited to finally be involved in a meaningful way. I know DRC produces quality cars and my experience at the large ovals should create a formidable combination."

Devin has been fabricating open-wheel race cars for 10 years prior to opening DRC Chassis in 2002. DRC racecars have compiled a formidable record, winning some of the biggest Sprint car races in America.

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