Eddie Cheever III will make his TUDOR United SportsCar Championship debut next month at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, having been confirmed in Spirt of Race’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix on May 3-4.
The 20-year-old second-generation driver will join Jack Gerber at the wheel of the AF Corse-run Ferrari GTD entry, which is contesting the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup as well as other select rounds.
“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,” said Cheever III.
“I can’t think of a better experience, both race car and racetrack, for my first race in the United States. I also am thrilled to share the car with Jack Gerber for the weekend. I think we will make a fantastic team and cannot thank him enough for the invitation.”
Cheever III, who won the 2012 Italian European F3 Championship, is competing in the NASCAR Whelen EuroSeries this year, as well as coming off a double victory in the EUROV8 Series at Monza earlier this month.
Gerber’s co-drivers from the opening two rounds of the TUDOR Championship season are unavailable for Monterey due to their commitments in the FIA WEC Six Hours of Spa that same weekend.