CHAMPCAR/CART: PKV road course test preview

PKV Racing To Test Mazda Raceway and Road America in Five-Day Span INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2004) -- Fresh off a solid showing in Monterrey, Mexico last week, PKV Racing continues to pick up steam as the 2004 Champ Car World Series train winds...

PKV Racing To Test Mazda Raceway and Road America in Five-Day Span

INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2004) -- Fresh off a solid showing in Monterrey, Mexico last week, PKV Racing continues to pick up steam as the 2004 Champ Car World Series train winds up for a string of nine stops in 15 weeks starting with the June 5th Time Warner Cable Road Runner 250 under the lights at the venerable Milwaukee Mile. But before 1998 Milwaukee champion Jimmy Vasser (#12 Gulfstream Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and 2004 Champ Car Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Roberto Gonzalez (#21 NII Holdings, Inc. Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) take the Green Flag on the 1.032-mile oval, the PKV duo will travel to both Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Road America for a furious five-day span of testing.

After moving into second place in the Rookie-of-the Year standings with a career-best placing of ninth in his native Mexico last weekend, Gonzalez will join teammate and 1997 Laguna Seca winner Vasser just off the picturesque California coastline in Monterey for the first leg of testing this Friday, May 28th.

Following the one-day affair, the PKV squad will pit in Wisconsin Tuesday, June 1st for another one-off test day at one of Champ Car's most fabled circuits, the 4.048-mile ribbon of pavement at Elkhart Lake.

Log onto to www.pkvracing.com for all the latest information about the upcoming testing sessions, and catch Vasser and Gonzalez in the distinctive red, white and black #12 and #21 PKV Lolas in Round 3 of the Champ Car World Series Saturday, June 5th on HDNet (Live, 9:00 ET), or Sunday, June 6th on Spike TV (Tape Delay, 4:00 ET/PT).

About PKV Racing
Founded in January 2003, Indianapolis-based PKV Racing fields a two-car effort in the Champ Car World Series for American open wheel star Jimmy Vasser (#12 Gulfstream Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and Mexican rookie Roberto Gonzalez (#21 NII Holdings, Inc. Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone). The second-year team is owned by successful venture capitalists Kevin Kalkhoven and Dan Pettit, along with 1996 Series Champion Vasser, and is managed by veteran Champ Car team manager Russell Cameron.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Roberto Gonzalez