Walter Huff joins Star Mazda Series officiating team for 2004.
December 17, 2003. Pacoima, CA. The Star Mazda Series North American Championship presented by Goodyear is please to announce that Mr. Walter Huff, of San Dimas, CA, has joined it's staff for 2004. Walt will join the Series Competition Director Todd Cook, as Assistant Competition Director. His extensive racing experience includes over 35 years of building motors, crewing cars, engineering, and officiating at the upper echelons of motorsports. Huff commented "The type of people that racing attracts is probably the main reason I wanted to be in the sport. Racing has enriched my life. Few other things in my professional life have been as satisfying as seeing my handiwork end up on a podium."
A few of Walt's
career highlights are "sweeping floors at Halibrand Engineering after school,
with Roger Ward", driving USAC Midgets, CRA Sprint, and Formula II cars,
prepping cars for Nissan's Competition Department, one of Elliot Forbes-Robinson's
Trans-Ams, and building the first Buick Indy car motor to survive a 500 mile
test on McLaren's dyno. Along the way, Huff worked as a powertrain consultant
and dyno technician for Fisher Engineering, whose customers included names like
Dale Earnhardt, and Ron Hornaday. He has also recently been intimately involved
in engineering and fabrication of parts for Formula Atlantic.
"We are very fortunate to be able to add Walter Huff's experience to the service of the Star Mazda Series, and those competing in it. We have confidence that the teams in the Series will be please to have him, in addition to our Competition Director, Todd Cook, as a resource for technical input." said Star Mazda Series President, Gary Rodrigues.
In 2004, the Star Mazda Series will debut an all new formula car, starting at the 12-Hours of Sebring race weekend.