CHAMPCAR/CART: Tora tests well at Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wis., July 10, 2001 - Walker Racing rookie driver Tora Takagi completed a successful test in the ...

Elkhart Lake, Wis., July 10, 2001 - Walker Racing rookie driver Tora Takagi completed a successful test in the #5 Pioneer/DENSO Special/Toyota/Reynard/Firestone car on Monday.

Tora ran a total of 68 laps with a quick time of 1:43.9 on the 4.048-mile permanent road course at Road America racetrack.

"It was a good test for our team and the track is fun to drive," said Tora. "I am looking forward to going back for the race in August. We should do well here."

"Tora liked the track and he ran very competitive laps all day long," said CART Team Manager Rob Edwards. "We had a good set-up and he was quick out of the box. We tried some things in the afternoon that didn't work, but that's why we go testing. If we'd tried that during the race weekend, it would have set us back. Now we have a good solid foundation when we go back for the race."

Tora and the Walker Racing team will return to Road America on the weekend of Aug. 17 for the Motorola 220. The race will be aired live on Sunday, Aug. 19 on ABC at 1 p.m. (ET).

-Walker Racing

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