IMSA: Chaves to suit up for Six Hours of the Glen

IMSA: Chaves to suit up for Six Hours of the Glen

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IMSA: Chaves to suit up for Six Hours of the Glen

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Gabby Chaves will join Katherine Legge and former Indy Lights driver Sean Rayhall in the Panoz DeltaWing for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

After a two-day test at the newly repaved Watkins Glen track in May, team manager Tim Keen decided to add another driver, and Chaves, who drove the DeltaWing in all Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup races in 2014, was available with a break in the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.

It was pretty clear straightaway that we would need to add a third driver to the lineup as it was so physically demanding that even doing one full stint was going to take a toll on the drivers,” team manager Tim Keene said. “We are pleased to have Gabby back for this event.”

Chaves helped test the DeltaWing two weeks ago during a test at Road Atlanta, during which the crew tested some new components and Chaves got reacquainted with the car.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to joining the team once again,” said Chaves, who will turn 23 July 7. “The car has looked extremely competitive with all the development over the last year, and I can’t wait to see what we can do in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. I really believe the car, drivers and crew can pull off the win!”

Several teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship tested at the 3.4-mile track in May and lauded the possibility of several grooves, high-speed corners and a higher level of grip, with track records expected to fall. Forty-two cars are set to compete June 30-July 3.

“We’ve had a few test days to sort some things out since Mazda Raceway and I feel like they’ve been very productive,” Rayhall said. “I’m excited to drive with Gabby since we grew up racing karts and junior formulas together and believe we have a great team and car set for the race.”

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