The last Nigel Bennet designed Penske, the PC26 was the final development of the PC-22 platform from 1993. It was driven by Marlboro Team Penske drivers Al Unser Jr. and Paul Tracy. Tracy initially pulled out a commanding lead in the 1997 CART championship before being sidelined with vision problems. The PC-26 is powered by the Mercedes-Benz IC108D engine that won that years manufactures championship. Chassis 05 is the last Penske built chassis to win a race - St. Louis - which was win number 99 for the team. A full three years and a wholesale change to Reynard chassis, Honda engines and Goodyear tires was needed to achieve win 100 early in the 2000 season.
We were delighted to be invited to Rockingham Speedway to demo the PC-26 for their 10th anniversary. Gary Ward drive 15 laps of the track hitting just over 200mph down the straights.