HVM Racing Richmond test notes 2009-06-10

HVM Racing Makes Progress at Richmond Test HVM Racing completed a productive one-day test Wednesday at Richmond International Raceway, in Richmond, Va. The team tested various setups over the course of the day on the ¾-mile D-shaped oval...

HVM Racing Makes Progress at Richmond Test

HVM Racing completed a productive one-day test Wednesday at Richmond International Raceway, in Richmond, Va. The team tested various setups over the course of the day on the ¾-mile D-shaped oval in preparation for the season's remaining short oval tracks.

Driver E.J. Viso paced the No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing Honda Dallara around the track for 125 laps, using four sets of tires. Changes to the car made it progressively faster over the course of the day and Viso finished with the third-best overall time among the drivers testing.

HVM will use its test findings when it participates in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 21 at Iowa Speedway and when the team returns to Richmond International Raceway on June 27 for the SunTrust Indy Challenge.

Comments from HVM Racing Driver E.J. Viso after testing at Richmond:

"Everything went very smoothly. We were able to test lots of things and we are definitely in a much stronger position for the next short oval races.

"We did some work on setups to find more speed and grip. I believe we could have gone faster but we ran out of time to run different gear ratios."

Comments from HVM Racing Team Manager Vince Kremer after testing at Richmond:

"We improved steadily and went progressively faster all day. We worked through some setups to make the car comfortable to drive, and the driver was happy and encouraged with the results.

"We feel like we made good gains and we're encouraged to come back in a couple weeks to see how we do."

-credit: hvm

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