IRL: Galles Racing expands Engineering Department

Albuquerque, NM, March 20 - Galles Racing car owner, Rick Galles, announced today that former McLaren engineer, Gordon Cuppock, will join Galles Racing as an engineer starting at the Indy Racing event in Atlanta on April 28. "Our race last...

Albuquerque, NM, March 20 - Galles Racing car owner, Rick Galles, announced today that former McLaren engineer, Gordon Cuppock, will join Galles Racing as an engineer starting at the Indy Racing event in Atlanta on April 28.

"Our race last weekend at Phoenix was a very difficult time for the team, and even though we did not get the results we wanted, I was extremely proud of our guys," said Galles. "We have a lot of new people and although they are experienced, we need time to work together. "We feel that we needed more depth in our engineering department, so we have hired Gordon and are in the process of hiring another race engineer and two more data acquisition engineers."

Cuppock's engineering background includes McLaren, March, and most recently he was the technical director for Cal Wells Racing. Galles Racing engineer, Alan Mertens, worked with Gordon Cuppock at March in the early 1980's.

"Alan and Gordon have worked together in the past, and I think they will make a good team. "We had a tough weekend in Phoenix, and we have taken a step back to look at what we need to do, to get better. The competition in the Indy Racing Northern Light Series is extremely strong, and in order to be competitive we know that we must continue to make improvements with our program," said Galles.

-Galles Racing

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