Eric Wittler has been with the team nearly 10 years. He was selected by Ed Shadle and approved by the leadership team in 2018 to become a back up driver for the team. In the Shelton 2018 engine test Ed Shadle had Eric sit in the cockpit as Ed and crew chief Les Holm monitored his performance. Eric was featured in The History Channel Show Speed Demons.
An engineer at the Nevada Automotive Test Center, Eric has competed at Bonneville and El Mirage and holds motorcycle record at the later. At test sessions Eric handles all the food preparation and crew meals. He also doubles as the teams photographer. Most of the dramatic photos on this website were taken by Eric.