Engineer Bill Pappas joined the IndyCar governing body in February 2016 as its new vice president of competition and race engineering.
Pappas has worked with a host of IndyCar teams during his 30 years in motorsport, including Chip Ganassi Racing, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and most recently served as technical director for KV Racing.
Having also won races with perennial underdog Dale Coyne Racing while engineering Justin Wilson, Pappas left KV last month.
“Being able to join the IndyCar team is a great opportunity,” said Pappas.
“I hope my racing experience and perspective can be utilised to enhance an already great level of competition.”
When it was announced that a “new car” was going to debut in 2018. That is when Bill and his team put into action to come up with ideas on the bodywork design. They want to use some of previous cars and some updates to produce and fast great racing car. They wanted to cut the “dirty air” at the back of cars to enhance close racing. They also incorporated new safety features to keep the car the safest in the world.
In a season overflowing with disappointment Road America struck the crescendo.
“(One) of the most frustrating weekends of my career,” Conor Daly vented on Twitter. “All I can say about it. Difficult situation but we’ll pull through.”
For Daly, who finished outside the top 10 for the ninth time in 10 races, the statement perfectly sums up his sophomore season: a fist full of frustration with a glimmer of hope.
Whether it be a mishap of his own design, or — as has been the case far more frequently — his car’s, this Verizon IndyCar Series season has been a nightmare for the 25-year-old Daly. He sits 19th in the championship and dead last among series regulars in average finishing position (16.6).
One of the most popular drivers who has showed the talent to get good results. Driving the #4 ABC Supply for AJ Foyt Racing When a bit more experience is gained things will change.
See you Tuesday evening at McGilvery’s Speedway…