Cheever III Joins Spirit of Race for Laguna

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Eddie Cheever III will team up with Jack Gerber for the Spirit of Race team in the May 4 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Salinas, Calif. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Eddie Cheever III will join the driver lineup for the Spirit of Race team in the May 4 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix in Salinas, Calif.

Cheever is the 20-year-old son of ex-Formula 1 driver and 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever.  He'll share driving duties in the No. 51 Ferrari 458 Italia with veteran Jack Gerber, 69.  The team competes in the GT Daytona class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

"Thanks to Amato Ferrari, I’ll have a co-driver from an illustrious racing family," Gerber said of his new teammate.  "Neither 'E3,' as his father calls him, nor I have ever raced at Laguna Seca (site of the May 4 event).  But he will be fresh from a brilliant double victory at Monza."

Cheever won both races of a EURO V-8 Series doubleheader in Italy earlier this month and is currently third in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series standings.  He won the 2012 Italian European F3 Championship, which led to a test in the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 car at the Vallelunga Circuit, also in Italy.

"The opportunity to drive a Spirit of Race/AF Corse-prepared Ferrari on a world-class circuit like Laguna Seca is a dream come true," Cheever said.  "I can’t think of a better experience – both racecar and racetrack – for my first start in the United States."

Motor Racing Network will have exclusive radio coverage of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, the fourth round of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 4 starting at 1:15 p.m. (ET) - with live streaming at MRN.com.

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