Chaves back in the DeltaWing at Watkins Glen

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Gabby Chaves will make his return to the Panoz DeltaWing Racing program at this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

It will mean the DeltaWing DWC13 coupe is back to a three-driver lineup with Chaves back alongside Katherine Legge and Sean Rayhall. Legge has tested at the new, repaved Watkins Glen International surface and called it “immaculate.”

“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,” said DeltaWing team manager Tim Keene. “We are pleased to have Gabby back for this event.”

Chaves, who drives the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series and will join Spencer Pigot as the only two IndyCar drivers competing at the Glen next weekend.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to joining the team once again,” Chaves said in a team release. “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!”

Another element of the DeltaWing program at Watkins Glen is the debut of its partnership between it and Hometown Heroes Racing, which join forces to honor those who dedicate their lives to serve our nation and protect, defend and save the lives of complete strangers on a daily basis.

Additionally, the DeltaWing hasn’t just tested at Watkins Glen but also tested at its home track at Road Atlanta, since missing the series’ most recent round in Detroit.

At the Road Atlanta test, DeltaWing engineer Catherine Crawford was back to visit, as she continues her recovery from a brain tumor sustained earlier this year.