IRL: Johnny Unser to test in Las Vegas

Sept 3, 1997 Johnny Unser tests new Infiniti in Las Vegas Johnny Unser will rejoin the Hemelgarn Racing team today in Las Vegas as part of a two day IRL test at the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Approximately 20 teams will be at the...

Sept 3, 1997

Johnny Unser tests new Infiniti in Las Vegas

Johnny Unser will rejoin the Hemelgarn Racing team today in Las Vegas as part of a two day IRL test at the 1.5 mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Approximately 20 teams will be at the track for this test session, in preparation for the final race of the 1997 IRL season, the Las Vegas 500K on October 11th.

Johnny, who drove for the Hemelgarn team at the Indy 500 in May, will not only be practicing for October's race, but will be testing a new Infiniti powerplant, one which should bring a significant increase in horsepower over previous versions, and which is hoped will bring more speed while continuing its tradition of strength and reliability.

"I'm very happy to be back with Ron and the rest of the Hemelgarn team," said Unser. "This is a team that knows about racing and knows what it takes to win. We had a great experience at Indy, and we're looking forward to a good test session here in Vegas with the new Infiniti. They have been working hard on improving this motor, and I'm anxious to get out on the track and try it out."

You can listen to Johnny talk about the session on RealAudio at the Johnny Unser Racing website, or by following the link below.

http://site217154.primehost.com/lvtest144.ra

Thank you for your support, we will have more updates following the test session.

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