Infineon Raceway test on December 6th and 7th

Story posted - Nov 30 2007 5:01 PM

This is mostly an Infineon Raceway press release. Note the modified course part.

Drivers Scott Dixon, Dan Wheldon, Ryan Hunter-Reay to Test Modified Road Course for 2008 IndyCar Event

[TSO NOTE: We called Infineon Raceway and they said this test would be open to the public if people want to come out and watch.]

WHAT: IndyCar® Series drivers Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (Rahal Letterman Racing) will come to Infineon Raceway for a two-day test session.

WHEN: Dec. 6-7, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.

PURPOSE: The IndyCar Series will encounter a slightly modified 12-turn, 2.26-mile road course at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County in 2008 (Aug. 22-24). Dixon, Wheldon and Hunter-Reay will be the first drivers to navigate the course, which will feature a modification between Turns 6-7 on the road course taking the drivers directly up the drag strip and around the outside of Turn 7, normally used in the NASCAR configuration. The changes, created by collaboration between the IndyCar Series and Infineon Raceway, are expected to produce more passing zones.

OF NOTE:

Dixon won the 2007 Motorola Indy 300 at Infineon Raceway and placed second overall in the final IndyCar drivers points standings behind series champion Dario Franchitti. Dixon had 16 top-10 efforts in 17 starts in 2007. Wheldon earned a best finish of sixth at Infineon Raceway in 2005. He finished fourth in 2007 driver points with two victories. Hunter-Reay placed 18th in Sonoma in 2007 in his rookie campaign, retiring from the 80-lap feature after just five laps (handling). He recorded three top-10 finishes in six starts.

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