TIM BROYLES, Team Manager
Growing up on the dirt tracks of the West Coast, Tim Broyles knew he wanted a career in auto racing. Broyles spent hours working on CRA sprint cars as a teenager and helping various teams at the famed Ascot Park dirt oval in the Los Angeles area.
Now, the current team manager of Ed Carpenter Racing has a vast amount of responsibilities in the coordination of a race organization competing in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series.
With the guidance of legendary racing executive Derrick Walker, Broyles was tasked last year with organizing a start-up operation in the tough world of major auto racing competition. But Timís experience in over 20 years in IndyCar racing brought a valuable aspect to the new Fuzzyís Ultra Premium Vodka-sponsored squad in 2012.
Broylesí job description includes organizing team operations, travel, purchasing, team strategy and working closely with sponsor and team executives as well as team owner/driver Ed Carpenter.
The Downey, Calif., native began his career in IndyCar racing in 1989 by serving on the Vince Granatelli Racing team in the Phoenix area. Tim moved to Hall/VDS racing as a mechanic in 1991 and John Andretti captured the teamís season opening race in Australia. After a season at Team Menard, Broyles started his first stint working with Walker as a shop manager, chief mechanic and test team manager for Walker Racing. Broyles later worked at Conquest Racing and PKV Racing.
In 2005, Broyles joined Andretti Green Racing as a chief mechanic and also headed up the teamís American LeMans Series Acura program which won the teamís initial outing, the 12 Hours of Sebring, in 2007 with drivers Tony Kanaan, Dario Fanchitti and Bryan Herta.
At Andretti Autosport, Broyles worked as shop manager as well as handling race strategy during the IndyCar races.
Broyles joined ECR at the end of 2011 to begin the process of coordinating the new organization with Walker and Carpenter.