Wilson to fill champion’s seat

Brian Stewart needed to replace a champion. To do so, he looked no farther than another champion. Bobby Wilson will replace Wade Cunningham as driver of the No. 1 Brian Stewart Racing entry in the Indy Pro Series in 2007.

“I’m extremely happy that Bobby is joining the team," said Stewart, a legendary team owner who was inducted into the Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005. “He was high on our list of drivers who we would like to have driving for us. He raced for us in 2005 and sat on the front row at Infineon. Last year, he won at Watkins Glen. He’s a shifter kart champion, a (Formula Ford) Zetec champion. He’s a proven winner."

Stewart thinks the addition of Wilson can lead to a third consecutive entrant championship for his team. Cunningham, the 2003 CIK-FIA World Karting champion, drove the team to the past two, recording four victories and 21 top-five finishes in 24 starts.

“Bobby’s extremely capable of filling Wade’s shoes," Stewart said. “Winston Churchill said, ‘Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.’ That’s what we plan to do with Bobby. We’ll give him the car, and he’ll do his job." More at Indycar.com

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