CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca test session

LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY - Monterey, CA (February 12, 2001) - Teams from Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) will hold three days of testing at Laguna Seca Raceway, February 13, 14 and 15. The practice sessions are in anticipation of the start of ...

LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY - Monterey, CA (February 12, 2001) - Teams from Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) will hold three days of testing at Laguna Seca Raceway, February 13, 14 and 15. The practice sessions are in anticipation of the start of CART's 2001 FedEx Championship Series race season, March 9-11. The FedEx Championship Series will race at Laguna Seca as part of the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300, October 12-14, 2001.

Highlighting the sessions will be the return of Marlboro Team Penske to the track. Penske driver Helio Castroneves claimed victory and set a new track record at Laguna Seca (1:07.722 sec./118.969 mph) during the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300 last September. Teammate Gil de Ferran raced to a second place finish during the event, on his way to capturing the 2000 FedEx Championship Series season title.

Other teams scheduled to attend the Laguna Seca Raceway test sessions include:

Arciero/Brooks Racing
Herdez/Bettenhausen
Newman/Haas Racing
Player's/Forsythe Racing
Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
Team Kool Green
Team Rahal
Walker Racing 2Zakspeed Forsythe Racing

The test sessions will be open to the public, but the paddock will be closed.

-Laguna Seca Raceway

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Chip Ganassi
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing , Team Zakspeed