2004 Mid American Sprint Series Champion to Compete for 2005 Auto Value Super Sprints Rookie of the Year Title Greenfield, IN -- Cameron Dodson, 2004 Mid American Sprint Series (MASS) Champion and Rookie of the Year, has been tapped by ...
2004 Mid American Sprint Series Champion to Compete for 2005 Auto Value Super Sprints Rookie of the Year Title
Greenfield, IN -- Cameron Dodson, 2004 Mid American Sprint Series (MASS) Champion and Rookie of the Year, has been tapped by RAM Engineering to compete for the 2005 Auto Value Super Sprints (AVSS) Rookie of the Year title. Dodson drove for the Michigan-based team in late 2004, setting two new track records and winning the A-main event in only his third time behind the wheel of the Mopar powered No. 8 bright red 410-winged asphalt sprint car.
Dodson, a 16 year-old student at Greenfield Central High School, burst on to the sprint car scene in 2004 scoring 10 wins and 25 top-five finishes in just 38 starts. Prior to moving to winged sprint cars, the Memphis, TN native won over 300 races and 24 national championships in mini-sprint and quarter midget competition.
RAM Engineering owner, Dick Myers, is renown in both winged and non-wing asphalt sprint cars as well as midgets and USAC Silver Crown cars. Myers, a mechanical engineer, has designed and built race and championship winning cars for a number of today's hottest drivers including NASCAR stars Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman.
In addition, Myers engineered chassis, suspension, and engine systems for the Chrysler Viper GTS-R endurance road racing car, competing in FIA GT, ACO, and All-Japan GT classes. He served as program manager/technical director of the Viper GTS-R program. He guided design, construction, and supply of more than 40 cars for factory racing team and customer use; conducted numerous development and endurance tests in the U.S. and in Europe. His efforts netted wins in 44 international road racing events, including the 24 Hours of LeMans (three consecutive races), Sebring 12 hour race, Petite LeMans at Road Atlanta and the overall title at the prestigious Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona International Speedway.
Myers' resume also includes acting as an engineering consultant for chassis systems when Dodge entered the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He was the chassis engineering consultant for Grunda Racing Enterprises supermodified entry in ISMA and MSA competition as well as his current involvement in various power train engineering and management assignments at Daimler-Chrysler Corp.
"I am very honored to have an opportunity to drive for an owner as talented as Dick Myers," said Dodson. "The three times I drove for him in 2004, I learned more about a race car than I think I have ever known. He is an incredible teacher and I am looking forward to winning races and championships with the RAM Motorsports team."
"Cameron is one of the most talented young drivers I have worked with in quite some time," said Myers. "He listens, asks questions and is totally focused on what is going on with his race car. I can hardly wait to get the season started."