VIR: Cheever Racing Friday report

Fittipaldi and Cheever drove the Crown Royal Special Reserve/Cheever Racing Porsche through the practice laps for Sunday's VIR 400 Alton, VA (Friday April 21, 2006)-Christian Fittipaldi and Eddie Cheever had a strong performance with the ...

Fittipaldi and Cheever drove the Crown Royal Special Reserve/Cheever Racing Porsche through the practice laps for Sunday's VIR 400

Alton, VA (Friday April 21, 2006)-Christian Fittipaldi and Eddie Cheever had a strong performance with the #39 Crown Royal Special Reserve Porsche during the practice sessions on the Virginian International Raceway road circuit in preparation for the Rolex Series VIR 400.

Eddie Cheever drove the initial practice laps for the morning session and handed off the Crown Royal Porsche to Christian Fittipaldi for the remainder of the morning session. The Crown Royal Special Reserve duo faced a lot of traffic in practice but ended the morning session with 1:46.040 lap (111.015 mph), which placed them third on the speed charts.

Eddie Cheever drove the #39 during the final afternoon practice session in preparation for Saturday's 30 minute Qualifying Race.

Christian Fittipaldi:

"Luckily enough for today the preparation of the car and the team was good because we did not have any mechanical trouble. The car is not perfect but I feel that we have a very competitive car. I am confident that we have a chance to qualify in the top 4 or 5 in tomorrows qualifying race. I believe the team is in good position for the main race on Sunday. All in all we had a very smooth day."

-cr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Christian Fittipaldi