IRL: Tony Elliott Completes Rookie Test

December 3, 1998 1998 USAC Sprint Car Champion Completes IRL Test Fort Worth, Texas -- Tony Elliott, the 1998 United States Auto Club Sprint Car Champion, completed his Pep Boys IRL rookies test today at Texas Motor Speedway behind the wheel...

December 3, 1998

1998 USAC Sprint Car Champion Completes IRL Test

Fort Worth, Texas -- Tony Elliott, the 1998 United States Auto Club Sprint Car Champion, completed his Pep Boys IRL rookies test today at Texas Motor Speedway behind the wheel of the Pennzoil Panther G Force.

Elliott took just 64 laps (96 miles) to complete all phases of the test under the watchful eyes of Johnny Rutherford, Scott Goodyear and Pep Boys IRL executive Brian Barnhart.

It took a mere 34 miles before Elliott broke the 200 mph barrier. Elliott turned in a speed of 201.3 mph on his 23rd tour of the oval. Top speed of the day for Elliott was recorded at 210.7 mph.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Goodyear , Tony Elliott , Brian Barnhart , Johnny Rutherford