In the 1990s, the PPG CART IndyCar World Series drew more fans per event than the NASCAR Cup Series, and it also started to rival Formula 1 on a world stage. PacWest Racing entered the arena at the height of the CART era to take on stout competition from Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Newman/Haas Racing. Bruce McCaw and his partners encountered challenges they didn’t expect, yet PacWest developed into a race-winning team within four years. Established as a frontrunner and expected to contend for championships, PacWest instead became a case study in how quickly fortunes can change in an industry that never sits still.
Compiled by team member John Oreovicz, Time Flies is an inside account of PacWest’s eight-year run in the CART series. The book documents the highs and the lows the team experienced and spotlights the people who created a successful and close-knit organization. PacWest launched the career of champion Indy car driver Scott Dixon, along with many others who continue to play important behind-the-scenes roles in Indy cars and other forms of auto racing. In Time Flies, their stories are brought to life.