About the Author
Neil Roberts is an aerospace engineer, a 25 year member of the Sports Car Club of America, and a professional race car design engineer. Neil competed very successfully in autocross events and SCCA club racing for 20 years, then competed as a professional racing team engineer at Hall/VDS Racing for 4 years. In addition to working with Jim Hall, Neil worked with drivers John Andretti and Teo Fabi. Neil then joined Swift Engineering and designed 28% of the parts in Swift's first Champ car, the 007.i. That car won its debut race with Michael Andretti driving. Neil has also been a technical advisor to Texas A&M University's Formula SAE program and a design judge every year at the Formula SAE California competition. Additional projects that Neil has accomplished at Swift include chief engineering the design and construction of the Eclipse Concept Jet in 200 days, and working on projects for DARPA.