CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car testing at Laguna preview

Sneak a peek -- for free! CART Champ Car World Series teams testing this weekend, January 25 & 26 MONTEREY, Calif. (January 22, 2003) - The public is invited to sneak a free peak at the upcoming race season as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts ...

Sneak a peek -- for free!
CART Champ Car World Series teams testing this weekend, January 25 & 26

MONTEREY, Calif. (January 22, 2003) - The public is invited to sneak a free peak at the upcoming race season as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts CART Champ Car World Series teams in an open test this weekend, January 25 and 26.

Admission to the track is free and includes parking, grandstand seating, paddock access and the opportunity to check out the recently completed garages and Premier Pit Row Suites. Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. both days.

Ten Champ Car drivers, including series' stalwarts Paul Tracy, Bruno Junquiera, Adrian Fernandez and Patrick Carpentier, are planning to test, in preparation for the 2003 season and their return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Grand Prix of Monterey, June 13 -15. (A complete list of teams/drivers is listed below.)

Discounts on 2003 race tickets will be available exclusively at the track this weekend only, including a Buy One, Get One Free offer on General Admission tickets for the season-opening Grand Prix of Monterey, featuring the Champ Car World Series. Discounts of up to 50% on tickets for all five races this season will also be available. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket information is available toll free at 1-800-327-SECA or at www.laguna-seca.com.

The 2003 race season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca features five major races over five consecutive months: Grand Prix of Monterey, June 13-15; Honda International Superbike Classic, July 11-13; 30th Annual Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, August 15-17; Monterey Sports Car Championships, September 5-7; and the U.S. Sports Car Invitational, October 3-5.

CART Champ Car teams/drivers scheduled to appear:
- Team Rahal / Michel Jourdain
- Newman-Haas Racing / Bruno Junquiera & TBA
- Player's/Forsythe Racing / Paul Tracy & Patrick Carpentier
- Fernandez Racing / Adrian Fernandez
- Mi-Jack Conquest Racing / Mario Haberfeld
- Patrick Racing / Oriol Servia
- Herdez Competition / TBA
- Rocketsports Racing / Alex Tagliani

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Haberfeld , Bruno Junqueira , Adrian Fernandez , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia , Michel Jourdain
Teams Conquest Racing