A last minute driver change brought to the seat of the company's #40 AIX entry ('Old Blue') the veteran Speed World Challenge Corvette driver Kevin Chambers who was making his first effort ever in the American Iron Extreme class. Formally an AI contender with his own GR40 Mustang, but with no prior seat time in the higher powered 2002-2003 championship winning mount, Kevin found "Old Blue" easy to drive and formidably fast, winning the qualifying race, the first race and dominating the final race until sidelined near the end with a broken valve lifter.
The only instructions given Chambers by car owner Bruce Griggs, was, "Remember, we win at the lowest speed possible, so do just what you need to lead, no more. The car will do it all, let it." Chambers then led every lap he ran during the weekend. Said Griggs of the new driver's performance: "Kevin would be a welcome asset to any pro team; he conducts himself well, follows instructions, and is most competent behind the wheel."
In an interview during the weekend, Chambers was asked what he felt made the car so fast and easy to drive. "I don't know exactly? The SLA is definitely part of it. But really, it is the whole package, everything about the car is right? I surely wouldn't want to race against it."