CHAMPCAR/CART: New Director of Technology announced

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES ANNOUNCES SCOT ELKINS AS NEW DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2005) -- The Champ Car World Series today names veteran race engineer Scot Elkins Director of Technology in the Champ Car Operations ...

CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES ANNOUNCES SCOT ELKINS AS NEW DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2005) -- The Champ Car World Series today names veteran race engineer Scot Elkins Director of Technology in the Champ Car Operations Department.

Elkins takes over as Director of Technology after serving most recently as Chief Engineer at Robert Yates Racing where he was responsible for all engineering functions for the NASCAR team. His duties included race simulations, race day fuel mileage calculation and Damper build specifications. Elkins also headed up the team's wind tunnel and seven post testing programs.

"We are very excited to bring Scot to Champ Car," said Tony Cotman, Champ Car Vice President of Operations. "He has a very strong background in motorsports and will bring a wealth of knowledge to Champ Car. We are continuing to grow the series and the addition of Scot is just one more piece that we needed to put into place."

As technical director Elkins will be tasked with overseeing Champ Car's technical program and will spend much of his time integrating with teams, engine, tire, and chassis suppliers to keep the series on the leading edge of technology. He will also be responsible for future development in the series, aerodynamic work and simulations. He will report directly to Tony Cotman.

"I am looking forward to joining Champ Car," said Elkins, an Indiana State University graduate. "It is a strong organization with a very strong base and keeping the series at the forefront in technological development is one of my primary goals."

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, Cristiano da Matta 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 , Paul Tracy , Sébastien Bourdais , Robert Yates , Cristiano da Matta
Teams Yates Racing