Watson takes new consulting role, heads Dyno program

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association has announced the resignation of Director of Special Projects Dave Watson who will continue working with the company on a consultation basis. "Dave has been key to the...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 18, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association has announced the resignation of Director of Special Projects Dave Watson who will continue working with the company on a consultation basis. "Dave has been key to the development of Grand American Road Racing from the very beginning," Grand American President Roger Edmondson said. "Most recently he established the Daytona Prototype engine program and can take full credit for how competitive that class has become. I am very happy that he has agreed to continue working with Grand American as a consultant."

Watson will be overseeing the continued monitoring and development of the Daytona Prototype engine program. He will also act as a liaison between Grand American and NASCAR on development of safety programs and procedures. Watson has planned a power testing program at Mid-Ohio later this month where Grand American will put the Daytona Prototypes on a Dynojet dynamometer and compare the engine output with their original projections.

"When I walked in the door back in July of 1999 when things were just starting at Grand American, it was an empty office," Watson commented. "We put together the first set of rules and since then we've been developing a new vision for road racing. I'm proud of my part in doing that. Now most of the development is done and that's what really interested me. I'll leave it to other guys to run things."

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