Dyson Testing At Sebring

The team’s two day, two car, test began on Sunday, with James Weaver and Chris Dyson driving: Andy Wallace and Butch Leitzinger arrived on Monday, straight from Daytona after strong runs in their respective Crawfords.

Weaver and Dyson spent the first day of the test evaluating AER engine development and Goodyear tires. Despite the track being slower than in recent tests, Weaver was still close to his qualifying time set for the 2003 12 Hours of Sebring.

"We were pretty happy with the amount of work we were able to get done here," commented 675 Champion Chris Dyson. "James tried some new tires which have given us a good direction for the race, and AER has made some pretty impressive gains with their electronics and engine performance. We proved last year that the cars are quick enough and can win races, and this winter we have been eliminating all of the reliability issues that occasionally nagged us. I'm very enthusiastic about this coming season."

A fifth driver also got some seat time: Rob Dyson returned to the cockpit for the first time since shoulder surgery last summer. In limited running, he was delighted with the progress of the car's development. A return for the Sebring event may happen, but some racing later in the season looks more likely.

The Dyson team's complete driver line-up for the 12 Hours of Sebring has yet to be finalized, although Wallace will join Weaver and Leitzinger in the #16 machine, and Chris Dyson will spearhead the #20 car's driving strength.

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