Ross Cheever

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Ross Cheever (born April 12, 1964 in Rome, Italy) is an American race car driver and is the younger brother of former Formula One driver and Indianapolis 500 champion Eddie Cheever. Born in Rome, Ross never completed a full season in elite level motorsport, however, he did make four CART starts for A.J. Foyt Enterprises in 1992 and drove for Dome in Formula 3000 and Japanese Formula Three in the early 1990s. He also raced in the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, winning 10 races and finishing second in 1989 and 1991, and third in 1992, 1993 and 1994. During the winter of 1985 and 1986 Cheever competed in Formula Atlantic in New Zealand driving a Ralt RT4 and won the New Zealand Grand Prix both years.

He retired in 1994 but returned to become a test driver for Eddie's Cheever Racing in 2000 as the team transitioned to Infiniti engines. He was entered in a second Cheever Racing car for the Indianapolis 500 and completed rookie orientation but did not make a qualifying attempt.

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1986 Jordan Racing SIL VAL PAU SPA IMO MUG PER ZEL BIR
DNQ
BUG JAR NC 0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
1989 C1 36 B Toyota 89C-V
Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
Japan Toyota Team Tom's Japan Hitoshi Ogawa
Italy Paolo Barilla
45 DNF DNF

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team Series 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rank Points
1986 Brian Stewart Racing ARS PHX1 MIL MEA TOR POC MDO
3
ROA
4
LS
15
PHX2 MIA 14th 33

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Rank Points
1992 A.J. Foyt Enterprises SRF PHX LBH INDY DET POR
11
MIL
Ret
NHA TOR MIS CLE
Ret
ROA
Ret
VAN
DNS
MDO NAZ LS 32nd 2

Indy Racing League[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rank Points
2000 Team Cheever WDW PHX LVS INDY
DNQ
TXS PPIR ATL KTY TX2 NC

References[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Davy Jones
Winner of the New Zealand Grand Prix
1985 and 1986
Succeeded by
Davy Jones
Preceded by
Akio Morimoto
All-Japan Formula Three
Champion

1987
Succeeded by
Akihiko Nakaya