CHAMPCAR/CART: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to host testing session

INDIANAPOLIS (January 14, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams has scheduled a two-day open test available to all Champ Car teams competing the in 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca...

INDIANAPOLIS (January 14, 2003) - Championship Auto Racing Teams has scheduled a two-day open test available to all Champ Car teams competing the in 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

The open sessions are slated for Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th on the historic 2.238-mile permanent road course in the California countryside that has played host to Champ Car racing since 1983.

Four sessions, totaling 13 hours of on-track activity, are scheduled at Laguna Seca where Champ Car open tests have been staged four of the past five years.

The Champ Car test comes on the heels of Laguna Seca's upcoming January 17th unveiling of its new premier pit row suites and garages. CART President and CEO Christopher R. Pook is scheduled to be on hand for this Friday's unveiling ceremonies. The premier pit row suites will consist of 12 state-of the-art suites, situated on top of 10 double-car garages. The new complex represents Phase 1 of a major capital improvement campaign for the facility.

The full complement of Champ Car teams and drivers competing in the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will be unveiled at Champ Car Spring Training events held in St. Petersburg, Florida, February 2-3 and nearby Sebring International Raceway, February 4-6.

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