WAU announces tweak to structure of its operations in Australia
Bruce Stewart now CEO, Carl Faux Team Principal; Terry Kerr now Technical Director
All roles effective immediately ahead of VAILO Adelaide 500
Walkinshaw Andretti United has announced a tweak to the structure of its operations in Australia, with Bruce Stewart and Carl Faux receiving new titles.
Stewart, WAU's long-time Team Principal, will continue lead the team, now as Chief Executive Officer. Faux, meanwhile, will move from Technical Director to Team Principal.
WAU's current Head of Design, Terry Kerr, will step up into the role of Technical Director.
The changes, which won’t change WAU's-day-to-day operations significantly, are effective immediately.
WAU is currently in its first season racing Ford Mustangs, with Ryan Wood to join star driver Chaz Mostert in 2024. Nick Percat will join Matt Stone Racing next season, creating the vacancy for Wood.
Wood and Zach Bates are both in mathematical contention for this year's Super2 title, with WAU also expanding into Toyota GAZOO Racing Australia 86 Series this year.
"While it doesn’t change much day-to-day, this is another step in our growth as a business and team, which has increased rapidly over the last 12 months on track," Stewart said.
“We are now a team that runs five cars across three championships, as well as operating the Walkinshaw Racing side of the business which includes our production and engine areas, so we are always open to further opportunities. Evaluating how we operate most effectively is a common occurrence, and today reflects that.
“I’m delighted for Carl, he’s been fantastic for our team, and this is deserved recognition. As Team Principal, it allows him to be continual involved more behind the scenes of the sport in technical elements.”
Faux added: “It’s an honour to move into the Team Principal role here at Walkinshaw Andretti United, so a big thank you to Ryan [Walkinshaw], Michael [Andretti], Zak [Brown], Bruce, and the entire team for their support.
“How Bruce, I and the rest of the team work together won’t change dramatically, however it’s an important step in our evolution going forward. We’ve got some exciting things happening, and some key objectives in the immediate future we are all focussed on.
“This weekend though, we are fully focussed on Adelaide, as we look to finish the year on a high in both the Supercars and Super2 championships.”
Supercars will hit the track at the VAILO Adelaide 500 for the first time on Thursday. Tickets for the event are on sale now.