Chase Competition testing their Daytona Prototype at VIR Alton, Va. - When the Chase Competition Engineering Team unloaded at Virginia International Raceway last week, their Daytona Prototype had a new look. One noticeable change...
Chase Competition testing their Daytona Prototype at VIR
Alton, Va. - When the Chase Competition Engineering Team unloaded at Virginia International Raceway last week, their Daytona Prototype had a new look. One noticeable change was that the fire-engine red paint scheme had been replaced with a new jet-black design. The car also had returned from the Langley Wind Tunnel. The wind tunnel test provided the team with valuable aerodynamic information about the Chase chassis. The team has also recently relocated a to new race facility in Richmond, Virginia. Team co- owners, Robert Chase and Jack Williams, were very optimistic going into the VIR test.
"We are testing the new aero package on the chassis today at VIR," stated Robert Chase. The test was conducted by the team's R&D driver Johnny Miller. Also present at the test was an open-wheel standout. "Now that we have been in the wind tunnel at Langley, we needed to gather some data on the race track," stated Jack Williams. "We are looking forward to returning to the Rolex Sports Car Series at Daytona on June 30th."
Trans Am veteran Johnny Miller has been looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the Pontiac-powered Chase. "We had a pretty good test day with the new aero package," exclaimed Miller. "This is an evolution of the previous chassis and it is showing more grip."
Overall the test was a success for the team as they prepare for the rest of the 2005 season. "We will continue to develop the chassis and we currently have the best engine," said Chase. "Our team has come a long way and will continue to improve this year."