A former Formula 5000 constructor and respected Indycar crew chief, Jerry Eisert died at home in California in late February after a long illness.
Eisert built J Frank Harrison’s Chevrolet-powered Harrison Special USAC cars for three years from 1965. He then parted company with Harrison to form Eisert Racing Enterprises, which produced lndycars and Formula 5000s.
He went on to run F5000 cars for Danny Ongais, and became crew chief on the All-American Racers Eagles. M S