A member of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing since its debut season in 2005, Wilbert was promoted to Team Manager prior to the 2007 season. He is responsible for the day-to-day and at-track operation of the team and its personnel.
Wilbert has worked in motorsports for more than 30 years and began as a mechanic in drag racing before moving up to the NASCAR Truck Series and IRL Indy Car competition. He has participated in five Indianapolis 500s and nearly won the race in 1998 with driver John Paul Jr. Wilbert has worked with other race-winning, second generation drivers such as Al Unser Jr., Casey Mears, Robby Unser and Alex Gurney. He was promoted to GAINSCO’s Crew Chief in 2006 before taking over the Team Manager position in 2007.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Wilbert, his wife Jean and step-daughter Saige, live in Highland Village, Texas.
Chief Engineer for GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing, John Ward joined the team after the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Although he has been with GAINSCO for only a few seasons, Ward has more than 40 years of experience as a race and design engineer in both open-wheel Indy Car and sports car racing competition.
Ward has won races in IRL Indy Car, CART Champ Car, IMSA, ALMS and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series as a race engineer but is equally skilled on the design front. He began his career designing, building and racing his own cars in the early 1970s and later led numerous design projects. Among the most notable were All American Racers (AAR) Eagle Indy Cars, including the innovative 1981 “Pepsi Challenger,” and later the highly successful AAR Eagle/Toyota Mk III GTP that was unbeaten in 1993, including victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and IMSA GTP Championships that year and the previous season in 1992. It was Ward’s ties to AAR and its founder Dan Gurney, father of No. 99 driver Alex Gurney, that led him to GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing.
Ward more recently engineered winning sports car efforts for Adrian Fernandez in both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports and ALMS where the team won the 2009 LMP2 Championship. He also engineered the winning Falken Racing Porsche GT3 team in ALMS for three years through the 2012 season. Ward was also on Ben Bowlby’s design team for the innovative “Delta Wing” race car that was built at AAR, debuted in 2012 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and is a Prototype entry in the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season in 2014.
Ward lives in Costa Mesa, California with his wife Jutta and has three grown children, Amanda, Emily and Nathaniel.
A veteran motorsports professional with over 20 years of experience, Reggie joined GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing in 2016. Reggie grew up behind Road Atlanta and got the “fever” early on. In addition to transporting the Red Dragon across the country, Reggie is the team’s tire specialist. His favorite memory in racing was winning his first Sports Car championship with Dan Gurney’s All American Racers in the GTP class in 1992.
A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Russ started his motorsports career in Drag Racing.
Russ brings more than 20 years of professional motorsports experience to Bob Stallings Racing in 2016. He recalls his greatest achievement in racing as being voted into the 1996 CAM All Star Team. In addition to racing, Marr holds multiple deadlift (weightlifting) records, including all New Mexico state records and the Ohio deadlift record. In 2014 Marr held the world record in 100 percent raw in masters 2 and masters 3 in the 181 lb class.
Also known as “Foxy,” Martin began his racing career at the young age of 16 when he completed an apprenticeship with Team Hartwell in the United Kingom. He brings 44 years of racing experience to the Red Dragon and his favorite racing memory is winning the 1992 Indianapolis 500 with Al Unser Jr.
A 10-year veteran of motorsports, Jang recalls his childhood memories of attending the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach every year with his father and brother. In college, he was a member of the Formula SAE team and that is what led to his career in motorsports. In 2011 Jang was part of the GTC Championship winning Black Swan Racing. This championship season included victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans, The Long Beach Grand Prix, the Baltimore Grand Prix and the 6 Hour at Road America, and he counts this as his greatest memory and achievement in racing. When Justin is away from the racetrack, he enjoys cycling, surfing, soccer and hiking in beautiful San Luis Obisbo.