Expert Race Strategy System for the Indianapolis 500 paper was developed in 1986 - 1987. The paper, research, and computer system, were developed through a partnership of Truesports Racing and a Purdue University Industrial Engineering 690 design project by Scott Thompson. The computer system was later referred to as the Race Strategy Advisor and was used by numerous Indy Car race teams, Hendricks Motorsports IMSA GTP Corvette race team, and ESPN NASCAR telecasts beginning in 1987. I am publishing this book as a first time author to help capture a time when computer technology was beginning to make an impact on motor racing and race strategy. Please email any questions to regarding this subject to Scott@Nesolu.com.
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Scott Thompson, Principal Consultant, has over 25 years of technology and management experience. He has held CTO / CIO executive management roles with public companies, including infoUSA and Lindsay Mfg. He also served as a technology leader at Avaya and Software Artistry. Scott started his career at General Motors, where he held numerous technology and management positions and received two patents for software and control systems development. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from University of Nebraska and a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Purdue University. Scott's Racing Resume includes: 1986 - 1987 - Truesports Racing with Steve Horn / Grant Newbury and Bobby Rahal - Initial development of Race Strategy Advisor 1987 - 1988 - Hendrick Motorsports IMSA GTP Corvette - First Sale of Race Strategy Advisor to Ken Howes. 1988 - ESPN Nascar races at Rockingham and Talladega. Worked with Bob Jenkins, Gary Nelson, Ned Jarret, and Dr. Jerry Punch. 1989 - TeamKar with Roman Kuzma and driver Randy Lewis - First time use at Indianapolis 500. 1990 - Dick Simon Racing and Scott Brayton - 6th place finish at Indy (best in class with Cosworth engine) - Amway Sponsorship. Additional sales to Ganassi Racing with Eddie Cheever and EuroMotorsports Antonio Ferrari / Andreas Liberle and driver Mike Groff 1991 - 1992 - King Motorsports - John Anderson and driver Jim Crawford at Indy - 1992 was with Roberto Gueruro 1994 - Dick Simon Racing and Hidesha Matsuda 1995 - Moved from Indiana to Nebraska 1996 - Dick Simon Racing and Racin Gardner 1996 - 1999 - Red Shark Racing (American Indycar Series)
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