PWC schedule cut back as Callaway C7 GT3-R program recovers from engine mishap at CoTA
The # 26 C7 GT3-R did not appear at Long Beach and will miss VIR and Mosport while Callaway Competition USA switches to a new engine block currently undergoing testing.
Callaway was forced to cut back because the limited supply of LS9 engines from 2013 when the car was homologated has been reserved for Daniel Keilwitz to defend the ADAC GT Masters Championship in Europe that was won last year.
“The replacement engine blocks have just become available and are currently in testing,” per team principal Reeves Callaway.
Callaway will race the Corvette C7 GT3-R with its newly homologated engine at Lime Rock, Road America, and Watkins Glen.
Because the C7 GT3-R is a groundbreaking Corvette and Corvette fans are legion, it is sure to attract a large and loyal following when it returns.
To re-cap, Keilwitz finished fourth and second in his first two PWC starts but had to miss Race 1 at Circuit of The Americas after an engine problem forced the team to buy a replacement block and rebuild it overnight. The scramble fell short as the car was a DNF the next day.
At Long Beach, the # 61 Ferrari 488 of Toni Vilander was the record-setting polesitter for R. Ferri Motorsports.
But on race day Daniel Mancinelli in the # 31 TR3 Ferrari 488 prevailed after a long caution period shortened the 50 min race to 32 laps.
To help fans see how the cars compare, we plan to track the winners of all PWC races including those missed by the Corvette.