INDIANAPOLIS - Mark Bridges, who shared duties as chief mechanic on Tom Sneva’s Indianapolis 500-winning car in 1983, has died. He was 60.
Bell Mortuary said that Mr. Bridges died of natural causes at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday.
Mr. Bridges was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis who grew up near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A statement released by the track Thursday said he started working there in his teens, becoming chief mechanic for the MVS team at 22.
He went on to work with drivers such as Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Roberto Guerrero, Gordon Johncock, and Chip Ganassi. He later became a race official in USAC and IndyCar.
He leaves his wife, Marlene; daughter, Julie Wilkinson; and sons David and Michael.