CHAMPCAR/CART: Cotman named VP of Operations

Champ Car World Series Announces Tony Cotman as New Vice President of Operations INDIANAPOLIS (January 24, 2005) -- The Champ Car World Series today tabbed veteran team manager Tony Cotman to lead the Champ Car ...

Champ Car World Series Announces Tony Cotman as New Vice President of Operations

INDIANAPOLIS (January 24, 2005) -- The Champ Car World Series today tabbed veteran team manager Tony Cotman to lead the Champ Car Operations Department.

Cotman takes over as Vice President of Operations after serving most recently as Team Manager at Andretti Green Racing. In the past two years, Cotman was instrumental in leading the team to 10 race wins and the 2004 Indy Racing League Championship.

"I'm very excited to join the Champ Car staff," said Cotman, a native of New Zealand. "I'm looking forward to being part of the team at Champ Car that continues to build the series into a success. I truly believe that the Champ Car World Series is some of the best racing not only in America but worldwide."

Cotman will oversee the Operations Department which includes Trans-Am Executive Director John Clagett, Toyota Atlantic Managing Director Vicki O'Connor, Operations Director John Anderson, Logistics Director Billy Kamphausen, Safety Director Lon Bromley and Medical Director Dr. Chris Pinderski.

"I firmly believe that Tony is well equipped to provide Champ Car with the experience, energy and knowledge necessary to achieve the goals of our Operations Department," said Champ Car President Dick Eidswick. "I am very excited knowing that Tony will be part of our team as we continue to build Champ Car."

The Champ Car World Series features some of the greatest race car drivers in the world competing in the most diverse and exciting series in the world. Champions Sebastien Bourdais, Jimmy Vasser and Canadian Paul Tracy along with 2004 Roshfrans Rookie of the Year A. J. Allmendinger, Bruno Junqueira and Alex Tagliani are among the drivers who battle for the Vanderbilt Cup, which is awarded to the winner of the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. The title is contested on oval circuits, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Bruno Junqueira , Alex Tagliani , Sébastien Bourdais , John Anderson