With more than a month still to go until the next CTSC event the team has some time on their hands. This has resulted in an exciting turn of events. Team owner Luis Perocarpi has been asked to step in as crew chief for Dale Coyne Racing’s #88. Additionally Lead Engineer Rob Ridgely will serve as Head Engineer for a Honda being piloted by Pippa Mann.
“We’ve raced against Dale Coyne Racing for years in our CART and Champ Car days, while Rob worked full time with that team as a lead engineer before joining our MINI team,” said Perocarpi, whose last of five Indianapolis 500s was in 2009. “When Dale Coyne Racing expanded from two to four cars for Indy, and they landed a sponsor for Brian Clauson, they asked me to be his crew chief.”
If you were looking for someone to root for during this years 500 now you have two teams you can follow.
The Indianapolis 500 airs May 29th at 11AM on ABC.