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BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award Candidates Announced

The Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) announced six candidates for the 38th annual Borg Warner Louis Schwitzer Award, which will be presented May 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) announced six candidates for the 38th annual Borg Warner Louis Schwitzer Award, which will be presented May 21 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The award, presented to engineers by engineers, honors early racing pioneer Louis Schwitzer, and acknowledges individuals with the courage and conviction to explore and develop new concepts in racing technology, the SAE group said.

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The award is sponsored by BorgWarner Inc. and presented by the Indiana Section of SAE. Candidates for this year’s award are individuals who are responsible for the following technologies:
Dallara IR4 Chassis;
Honda HI4R-A Engine;
Panoz G Force GF09B Chassis;
Toyota RV8I Engine;
Chevrolet IRL Engine;
and 2004 Delphi IRL Safety Truck.

Each May, SAE members interview candidates and select the winner, who receives a $5,000 check from BorgWarner, as well as a plaque. All winners’ names are listed on the BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer pedestal in the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Last year’s recipient was Gian Paolo Dallara for the Dallara IR3 Chassis. Past winners of the BorgWarner Louis Schwitzer Award have included Bruce McLaren, Smokey Yunick, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones.

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