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3rd Annual BABC International Business Awards Luncheon


 
 
 
 
 
 
Speaker Ian J. Dawson
COO The Black and Gold Experience and Project Libra - American Le Mans Racing Team Project Libra is the brainchild of Ian Dawson. Mr. Dawson has over 40 years as a technician, engineer, manager and owner. Mr. Dawson has developed a number of innovative projects, most recently a Bio Diesel ...

COO
The Black and Gold Experience and Project Libra - American Le Mans Racing Team


Project Libra is the brainchild of Ian Dawson. Mr. Dawson has over 40 years as a technician, engineer, manager and owner. Mr. Dawson has developed a number of innovative projects, most recently a Bio Diesel powered sports car and pioneering the use of Hemp Fiber in non-structural components.







Project Libra is a returning entry to the American Le Mans Series for the 2012 season. Running in full Black & Gold livery, the entry is a true contender for the podium.


 


Running an in-house redesigned aerodynamic package and yet to be revealed engine, the Radical SR-10 chassis will be at the top of the class for LMP2.



Supported on, and off track by a staff of engineers and motorsports veterans, the Project Libra team members combine for over 50 years of experience at the highest levels of motorsports.



Innovation is the key to motorsport and business success. With a focus on showcasing commercially viable technologies, Project Libra will utilize and develop several automotive and consumer-based technology projects.





Ian's accomplishment include:



*Developed and upgraded Radical R10 to use the all new Ford Roush Yates V6 Turbo engine for LMP2 Joint program built at Roush Yates in USA coordinating and liaison with all areas of manufacturing . Completed installation testing with race debut at Laguna Seca in May 2011 run 3rd in class and finishing the event







*Negotiated the use and installed the first test Production V8 engine for the 2011 ACO regulations and upgraded the Radical SR9 Aero package to fall in line with the performance development  during 2009







*Consulted with Bath University steering committee on the use of alternative fuels within motorsport with a focus on Diesel powered vehicles.








*Pioneered the development of the first Diesel powered sports prototype to enter Le Mans in 2004 with a 5 ltr V10 engine based on components from the VW Tourage fitted in a modified Lola B2K/10 chassis.





Master of Ceremonies

Chris Little



 


Position: News Director


Company: KFI AM 640, Clear Channel Communications


 


Chris Little


 




Full Description
Organizer Becci Himes

When?

Wed, Oct. 3, 2012
6 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

The Westin Memorial City
945 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024
US