May 21, 2002 |
In five Indianapolis 500 starts, Jeff Ward has finished second, third and fourth. "It's about time for a one to go with that two, three and four," the 40-year-old Scot said. "No doubt, this is the best chance I ever had, to be driving for a team like Chip Ganassi's. It's all a driver could ask for. "Now it's up to me to not make any mistakes, let the team call the race and be in the top three for the last pit stop. Then it's up to me."
May 20, 2001 |
Bump Day, one of the intriguing elements of the Indianapolis 500 that sets it apart from all other races, should live up to its reputation today. All the cars and drivers not yet qualified, and some drivers who are, will be on the waiting list at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when the third and final round of time trials begins. One spot remains to fill the 33-car field for Sunday's 85th running of motor racing's premier classic.
May 23, 1998 |
Wherever Jeff Ward goes, even around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first questions asked are usually about motocross. After all, from 1977 to 1992, he was one of the greatest who ever rode. Even though he is one of the Indy Racing League's brightest new stars, his motocross legacy can't be forgotten. Before Ward made the switch to four wheels, he won seven national championships and became the first rider to win all four of the American Motorcyclist Assn.'
March 22, 1998 |
Jeff Ward continued to make his transition from motocross to Indy car racing a successful one as he qualified Saturday for the pole in today's Dura-Lube 200, the second event of the Pep Boys Indy Racing League season. Ward ran a record 172.753 mph around Phoenix International Raceway's mile oval in ISM Racing's Aurora-powered G Force to earn a $20,000 PPG bonus for his 20.839 second lap. The margin between Ward and hometown Phoenix favorite Billy Boat was .028 second, or 0.232 mph.
June 28, 1995 |
When newcomer Jeff Ward showed up for qualifying at the Indianapolis 500 last month, he said just about everyone asked him if he was related to Rodger Ward, a king at the speedway in the late 1950s and early 1960s. No, he told them, although he certainly wouldn't mind following in his footsteps. But it didn't happen this year. Ward made two qualifying attempts, but his average speeds in the 224-m.p.h. range in a year-old Lola Ford-Cosworth fell below the 225.
March 26, 1994
Jeff Ward, who started fourth, won the 20-lap main event of the 250 class in the Mickey Thompson ArenaCross event Friday in front of 7,622 at the Anaheim Arena. Ward, of San Juan Capistrano, took the lead on the 14th lap when he, Jimmy Gaddis of Las Vegas, Doug Dubach of Tustin and Pedro Gonzales of Anaheim got tangled racing for the lead. Gaddis finished second, Gonzales third and Ray Crumb of Dana Point fourth.