IRL: WDW schedule (TENTATIVE)

For Immediate Release TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR INAUGURAL INDY 200 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 19, 1996 -- The field for the inaugural Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Presented by Aurora will roll off the starting grid at 12:30 p.m....

For Immediate Release

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR INAUGURAL INDY 200

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Jan. 19, 1996 -- The field for the inaugural Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Presented by Aurora will roll off the starting grid at 12:30 p.m. (EST) Saturday, January 27 as the finale of a three-day tentative schedule of events announced today.

The 200-mile race around the one-mile Walt Disney World Speedway oval will be broadcast live by ABC Sports television and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. The telecast will start at 12:30 p.m., and the radio broadcast will start at noon. The radio network will also offer a qualifying wrap-up show 5:30-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, through its affiliates.

The Indy 200 weekend tentative schedule:

Wednesday, Jan. 24  (Note:  Track NOT open to public on this day)
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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Formula 2000 practice and orientation
11:30 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.   Aurora Media Day and luncheon, paddock area
 1:00 p.m  -  2:00 p.m.   Indy 200 practice
 2:00 p.m.  - 4:00 p.m.   United States Auto Club Rookie Orientation

Thursday, Jan. 25 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. Gates open to public 9:00 a.m - 9:45 a.m. Formula 2000 practice 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Indy 200 practice (two groups/one hour each) 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Indy 200 practice (two groups/45 min. each) 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Formula 2000 qualifications

Friday, Jan. 26 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. Gates open to public 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Formula 2000 warm-up 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Indy 200 practice (two groups/45 min. each) 10:45 a.m. AT&T Pit Tour 11:00 a.m. Indy 200 qualifying draw 11:30 a.m. Indy 200 cars to qualifying line 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. Indy 200 qualifications 2:00 p.m. Formula 2000 race (40 laps, 40 miles, 1996 season opener for the United States Formula Ford 2000 National Championship) 3:30 - 4 p.m. Indy 200 qualifying race (if required) or open practice

Saturday, Jan. 27 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8:00 a.m. Gates open to public 9:30 a.m. Chalet Pit Tour 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 12:30 p.m. Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Presented by Aurora (200 laps, 200 miles, 1996 season opener and inaugural race for the Indy Racing League, aired live by ABC Sports and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network)

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