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Extra driver on hand for final two races

Updated: October 9, 2004, 8:00 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

The Champ Car World Series grid will expand to 19 cars for the final two races of the season as Walker Racing fields a second entry. In the interest of running a local driver, Australian David Besnard will pilot the No. 15 Reynard/Ford-Cosworth at Surfers Paradise on Oct. 24, while Canadian Toyota Atlantic standout Michael Valiante will make his long-awaited Champ Car debut in the Nov. 7 season finale at Mexico City.

The original plan was to have Australian Toyota Atlantic competitor Josh ...

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