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JULY 26, 2003

Cosworth's Chevrolet wows IRL

Sam Hornish Jr. went out in practice on Friday at the Michigan International Speedway and blew the socks of his opposition with the new Cosworth-built Chevy Gen IV engine, lapping the speedway at 223.618mph, well clear of the opposition. There is some rumbling that Toyota and Honda are not happy with the assistance given to Chevrolet to let the new engine race when the Japanese units are not allowed to be modified in the course of the season.

Whatever the case it is good news for Cosworth, which has been looking at ways of raising more money following the cutbacks caused by the reduced numbers of engines and rebuilds in CART and in F1.