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BIO From Mopar Hall of Fame
One of Chrysler’s premier racing engineers, Bill worked for Chrysler Corporation for just over ten years, perhaps most importantly on their aero war NASCAR program.
Bill grew up in Virginia racing cars. He went to Vanderbilt, where he got a degree in mechanical engineering while building and driving a series of drag cars. He was recruited out of college by Chrysler, who moved him to Detroit. He soon found himself in what he called “the job of a lifetime,” working in the Chrysler Race Group as a NASCAR engineer. Later, Bill also worked on the short track Kit Car programs of the early seventies. Bill was also selected to manage the vehicle testing area, where he was responsible for testing and race track development of Chrysler’s racing programs. These programs ranged from desert racing trucks, NHRA & IHRA Pro Stock and Super Stock, Formula 5000, and of course NASCAR and USAC stock cars. During this time, he spent time at most of the major race tracks around the country.
In the off season, Bill was a speaker at the Chrysler Drag Racing seminar series, which took him all over the country. The race group was disbanded in 1979, and that same year, he formed Arrow Racing Engines and soon began doing engine development work for Chrysler all over again!
Bill was inducted into the Mopar Hall of Fame Class of 2016.