CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Harcus named operations director

Champ Car World Series Announces Paul Harcus as New Director of Operations INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2005) -- Champ Car has named motorsports veteran Paul Harcus Director of Operations. In this role he will be primarily responsible for running...

Champ Car World Series Announces Paul Harcus as New Director of Operations

INDIANAPOLIS (February 10, 2005) -- Champ Car has named motorsports veteran Paul Harcus Director of Operations. In this role he will be primarily responsible for running technical inspection for the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford.

Harcus takes over as Director of Operations after serving most recently as Team Manager at Kelley Racing. Before that Harcus, known as "Ziggy" in the racing community, worked with PacWest Racing in the CART series.

"I'm excited to be back in Champ Car," said Harcus. "I have a lot of experience working with these cars and I am looking forward to helping Champ Car's continued growth."

Harcus, a native of New Zealand will work closely with Champ Car Vice President of Operations Tony Cotman and will also be responsible for rules formulation and pit lane officiating.

"I'm happy to have someone on board with Paul's knowledge," said Cotman. "He is well known and respected in the industry and I'm sure he will do a great job."

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