IRL: Cheever tests Scheckter at Las Vegas

IRL team completes two-day test at LVMS LAS VEGAS& ...

IRL team completes two-day test at LVMS

LAS VEGAS– Indy Racing League owner and driver Eddie Cheever Jr. completed a two-day test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway today.

The one-time Indianapolis 500 winner (1998) chose to test at LVMS because of its similarity to Kentucky. The test was primarily to collect data and to acquaint new engineers prior to the Test in the West.

“ We are testing Las Vegas because it is a great track, great facility,” Cheever said.“ I look forward to the day that we come back here to race again. We are getting ready for our Test in the West, which will be Feb. 6. It starts in Fontana and continues to Phoenix.”

“ We have been doing some engine development for Nissan and we tested some parts for Dallara. We are trying to get as much information as we can.”

In addition, Team Cheever was testing a new driver for the upcoming season.

“ We are testing Tomas Scheckter, who is kind of an European hot shoe with Formula One aspirations,” Cheever said.

Scheckter’s father, Jody, was a Formula One champion with Ferrari in 1979.

“ We have had a successful test,” Cheever said.


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Eddie Cheever