2002 Louis Schwitzer Award candidates announced. INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 10, 2002 -- The Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) announced May 10 five candidates for this year's Louis Schwitzer Award, which will be...
2002 Louis Schwitzer Award candidates announced.
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, May 10, 2002 -- The Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) announced May 10 five candidates for this year's Louis Schwitzer Award, which will be presented May 17 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Now in its 36th year, the prestigious award honors early racing pioneer Louis Schwitzer and recognizes individuals with the courage and conviction to explore and develop new concepts in racing technology.
The 2002 candidates include engineers who are responsible for the
*Chevy Indy V8 engine
*Dallara 2002 chassis update kit
*Delphi accelerometers to test the motion of a driver's head during impact
*Infiniti Indy 35A/E engine
*SAFER barriers developed by the University of Nebraska
The press conference announcing the 36th Louis Schwitzer Award winner will take place in the WorldComplex Media Center at 10 a.m. (EST) Friday, May 17. Last year's recipients were Dr. Robert Hubbard and James Downing, inventors of the HANS (Head And Neck Support) Device, which is designed to reduce the occurrence of basilar skull fracture experienced by drivers during high-speed crashes. Past winners of the Louis Schwitzer Award, which is presented from engineers to engineers, have included Bruce McLaren, Smokey Yunick, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and Gian Paolo Dallara.
Each May, SAE members interview candidates and select the winner, who receives a $5,000 check from BorgWarner, as well as a plaque and garage sign. All winners' names are listed on the Louis Schwitzer Award pedestal in the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 50 locations in 14 countries. Customers include Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Caterpillar, Navistar International, PSA and VW Group. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: www.bwauto.com.