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Jimmy Dilamarter Named 2018 Bryant Awardee
July 18, 2018
The mechanic, fabricator, car builder, crew chief and team manager has been named the 2018 recipient of the Peter Bryant Challenger Award for Excellence in Engineering. He will be honored during a dinner ceremony on September 8, in El Segundo.
Jimmy Dilamarter Named 2018 Bryant Awardee

Jimmy Dilamarter, mechanic, fabricator, car builder, crew chief and team manager, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Peter Bryant Challenger Award for Excellence in Engineering.

Dilamarter's name will be placed on the perpetual award as part of the evening's activities at The Racing History Project's special "Riverside Revisited" dinner event which will be held on the evening of September 8, at the Automotive Driving Museum in El Segundo.

"This is another very worthy name that we're very proud to add to the Bryant Trophy," said Racing History Project founder Dave Wolin. "Jimmy Dilamarter ranks among the best ever; he brought a lot to the sport. He's a proud guy for sure but he's never boastful about his many achievements. We're giving it a shot at doing that for him with this recognition. I know that this award's late namesake Peter Bryant would heartily approve."

In his long and distinguished career, Dilamarter worked on cars that raced across the world's most famous race tracks. He worked as an IndyCar Crew Chief and oversaw Formula One cars as a team manger.

His name is almost always paired with his boss and long-time friend Parnelli Jones. Dilamarter's work on race cars with the "Vel's Parnelli Jones" logo on them includes victories at the Indianapolis 500 as well a host of other races.

First presented in 2010 at the Racing History Project's "Legends of Riverside" event at the Riverside Raceway Museum, one year after Peter Bryant's passing, the Lexan and titanium permanent award, pictured above, features a representation of Bryant's famous T-22 race car and pays homage to the body of work that he did in the technical and design side of the racing sport.