Race fans invited to attend Infineon Raceway test on April 9

IndyCar News/Releases — By on April 3, 2012 8:03 pm

[Source: Infineon Raceway press release]


SONOMA, Calif. (April 3, 2012) – Race fans will be treated to a free INDYCAR test session at Infineon Raceway on Monday, April 9, when several teams from the IZOD IndyCar® Series head to Sonoma to test the all-new 2012 race car.

The one-day test will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and will allow drivers to test the new race car, which features a new body, new engine and new chassis for 2012, among other enhancements. This marks one of the only times teams will test in advance of the Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma, Aug 24-26,

Thirteen drivers from five teams are currently scheduled to attend the test, including:

·         Ryan Briscoe, Helio Castroneves, Will Power (Team Penske)

·         Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

·         Charlie Kimball and Graham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)

·         Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)

·         Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, EJ Viso (KV Racing Technology)

Race fans are invited to watch the test session and enjoy the open paddock. Fans are also invited to attend a press conference with the drivers during the lunch break. The Raceway Café will also be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.

More than 1,500 race fans attended an INDYCAR test session in Sonoma, Feb. 25. It was the highest-attended test session in raceway history.

The raceway will feature a number of ticket packages at the test session, highlighted by the raceway’s new INDYCAR Total Access Tech Ticket, which includes a reserved Sunday ticket, Garage/Pre-Race Pass and race-day Q&A featuring an inside look at the 2012 race car for $99.

The test is weather permitting. For more information, visit infineonraceway.com/indycar or call 800-870-RACE (7223).