THOMASVILLE, NC (July 5th, 2012) – O’Connell Racing (OCR), a leading professional motorsports organization announced today that driver Kevin O’Connell has been tapped by Rick Ware Racing to lead the Grand-am Rolex Series test dates at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, Indiana in early July. The team will test the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang that was constructed and recently developed internally at RWR’s race facility in North Carolina.
Constructor & engineer Ken Glen will crew chief the test. Ken was instrumental in the success of Bob Sharp’s Nissan sports car team with drivers Scott Sharp and Paul Newman and most recently with Kevin Harvick’s (KHI) NASCAR teams. The team also will receive at the track support from Roush-Yates engine tuners.
RWR and O’Connell are coming off successful tests at both Watkin’s Glen, New York in SVRA vintage competition and Road America in Elk Hart Lake, Wisconsin in the Rolex 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.
Rick Ware commented, “ We are excited to prepare for Indy and to have Kevin and Ken working together again. The development of the RWR Ford BOSS Mustang continues to get better and better with each run.”
Kevin O’Connell stated, “ I can’t say enough about the BOSS Mustang. It is nimble and fast and the car loves to be thrown around. The car wants to be driven hard like a NASCAR road course car but with the lighter weight and the tire footprint, it gives the driver much more freedom to “push the limit.” It is a much different racecar to drive than the Porsche’s we have spent so much time with in the past.
About O’Connell Racing: O’Connell Racing (OCR) competes in Sports Car racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Stock Car racing various touring series in NASACR as well as various Vintage Racing series throughout North America.
About Rick Ware Racing: Rick Ware Racing (RWR) has competed in every NASCAR sanctioned series, ARCA Series, the WMA Motocross Series, AMA Arenacross, Motocross and Supercross Series, Summer X-Games and Rolex Grand-Am Series.