DP Engine Changes
Besides the well-publicised engine change in the Krohn Rileys –
from Pontiac to Ford – it seems that Eddie Cheever has decided
to make a switch too, in his case from Lexus to Porsche power.
The Cheever switch is almost certain to happen in
time for Mexico City’s race next weekend, while a Porsche-powered
Riley chassis is going to appear very soon too.
The AJR / Emory Motorsports Crawford was 6 to 8
mph quicker than the opposition on top speed at the Rolex 24, although
perhaps any apparent Porsche advantage will be less at non-speedway
Eddie Cheever’s #39 Crawford Lexus did lead
the Rolex 24, but more on consistency than outright pace. Its best
lap was two seconds down on the #23 Crawford Porsche.
In other DP news, Paul Tracy will again race the
#6 Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing Riley Lexus, in R2 at Mexico City.