PacWest Racing

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PacWest Racing was a Champ Car racing team owned by Bruce McCaw founded in 1993.

The team's first full-time season was the next year, 1994, with drivers Dominic Dobson and future Indy Racing League co-champion Scott Sharp. In 1995, the team switched to former Formula One driver Maurício Gugelmin and a fading Danny Sullivan, who would be replaced late in the season by Juan Manuel Fangio II after an injury. In 1996, Mark Blundell took over Fangio's seat.

1997 became PacWest's breakout year, with the team taking four wins - three from Blundell and Gugelmin's sole CART victory at Vancouver. The team was since considered a major team, and was figured to be in contention.

The next three years, however, turned out to be a disappointment. 2001 saw Blundell, who retired after the previous season's end, replaced with 2000 Indy Lights Champion Scott Dixon, who earned PacWest's final victory at Nazareth, in which Dixon's teammate Gugelmin withdrew after the death of his son.

2002 was PacWest's final year, in which the troubled team could only obtain associate sponsorship from NTN. The team started four races with Dixon and Oriol Servia. After the third race, Dixon left the team to join Chip Ganassi Racing, and Servia started one more race before McCaw closed the organization.

The team was purchased by Kevin Kalkhoven and Craig Pollock to form PK Racing. The team continues to operate as KV Racing Technology.

The PacWest team's two cars were the cars used by main characters Jimmy Bly (#18) and Joe Tanto (#17) in the 2001 action movie Driven.

Past drivers[edit]

Racing results[edit]

Complete CART FedEx Championship Series results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1993 Galmer G92B Chevrolet 265A V8t
Chevrolet 265C V8t
SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH NHA ROA VAN MDO NAZ LAG
United States Dominic Dobson 17 14 DNQ 18
1994 Lola T94/00 Ford XB V8t SFR PHX LBH INDY MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO NHA VAN ROA NAZ LAG
United States Dominic Dobson 17 12 24 17 29 13 25 17 25 11 3 15 6 19 11 19 10
United States Scott Sharp 71 11 9 28 16 12 13 18 24 16 12 11 24 12 10 15 21
1995 Reynard 95i Ford XB V8t MIA SFR PHX LBH NAZ INDY MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MCH MDO NHA VAN LAG
United States Danny Sullivan 17 9 5 27 10 18 9 17 12 22 25 18 5 16
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II 7 15 28 13
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 18 2 4 13 5 17 6* 14 15 7 24 12 23 11 6 11 20 3
1996 Reynard 96i Ford XB V8t MIA RIO SFR LBH NAZ 500 MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 26 25 4 15 15 2 15 16 16 21 12 3 26 21 24 5
United Kingdom Mark Blundell 21 17 27 5 22 5 8 11 11 6 10 20 12 24
Italy Teo Fabi 18 16 Wth
1997 Reynard 97i Mercedes-Benz IC108D V8t MIA SFR LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG FON
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 6 17 2 9 22 6 5 16 6* 15 6 6 7 2 1 9 4
United Kingdom Mark Blundell 18 14 8 13 19 8 24 12 17 1 9 1* 2 26 16* 7 2 1
1998 Reynard 98i Mercedes-Benz IC108E V8t MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH MDO ROA VAN LAG HOU SFR FON
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 10 20 10 17 9 16 21 19 7 20 12 13 4* 19 6 27 18 12 5
United Kingdom Mark Blundell 18 12 10 7 20 11 10 12 22 22 10 26 17 19 7 12 25 14 11 6
1999 Reynard 99i Mercedes-Benz IC108E V8t MIA MOT LBH NAZ RIO GAT MIL POR CLE ROA TOR MCH DET MDO CHI VAN LAG HOU SRF FON
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 11 7 14 18 22 18 8 25 21 12 14 22 24 20 19 4 11 6 26 6
United Kingdom Mark Blundell 18 8 24 13 17 10 13 21 19 12 24 19 16
Brazil Roberto Moreno 11 4 12 7 8 19 4 19
2000 Reynard 2Ki Mercedes-Benz IC108F V8t MIA LBH RIO MOT NAZ MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAG GAT HOU SRF FON
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 16 10 21 22 2 11 16 19 10 15 13 7 20 17 21 7 19 23 10 17
United Kingdom Mark Blundell 18 13 8 7 19 17 17 11 20 12 22 19 23 14 11 25 13 23 20 11 15
2001 Reynard 01i Toyota RV8F V8t MTY LBH NAZ MOT MIL DET POR CLE TOR MCH CHI MDO ROA VAN LAU ROC HOU LAG SRF FON
Brazil Maurício Gugelmin 17 15 22 12 10 10 20 10 7 15 22 14 23 15 16 20 20 16 24 20
New Zealand Scott Dixon 18 13 19 1 9 3 22 7 20 5 10 4 12 4 13 9 22 18 4 15 17
2002 Reynard 02i Toyota RV8F V8t MTY LBH MOT MIL LAG POR CHI TOR CLE VAN MDO ROA MTL DEN ROC MIA SFR FON MXC
New Zealand Scott Dixon 7 6 18 9
Spain Oriol Servià 17 10 11 6 Wth

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