Kansas: HVM Racing preview

HVM READIES FOR KANSAS SPEEDWAY Indianapolis, IN (April 24, 2008) - HVM Racing heads to their 2nd oval this weekend (April 26-27) at the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway. EJ Viso will once again get behind the wheel of his ...

HVM READIES FOR KANSAS SPEEDWAY

Indianapolis, IN (April 24, 2008) - HVM Racing heads to their 2nd oval this weekend (April 26-27) at the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway. EJ Viso will once again get behind the wheel of his #33 Dallara, but with a bold, new livery.

The Venezuelan was in Long Beach for the Champ Car finale last weekend, driving the Panoz DP01 for his first and last race in the car. After starting 14th for the race, EJ moved up to 9th despite a caution-plagued race and a stall in the pits. He is currently 11th in the IndyCar Series Championship and 4th in the Bombardier LearJet Rookie of the Year Standings.

EJ has spent the last few days between races on his busy schedule to take in a LA Lakers game, and also spend some time with family and friends in Arizona.

Just last week, EJ and fellow IndyCar Series driver, Enrique Bernoldi along with Long Beach team-mate, Nelson Philippe, attended the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings NBA game at the Staples Center and met up with international soccer star, David Beckham at halftime.

After the Long Beach race, EJ visited his two sisters and nieces and nephews in the Phoenix area where he spent his scant days off relaxing before re-locating to Indianapolis for the month of May.

EJ Viso:

"We are back in the Dallara after my only race ever in a Champ Car DP01. Long Beach was good fun but now we are back to oval racing, and the last one before the Indy 500. The race at Kansas will be only my second outing on a speedway, so I am going there with the objective to learn more and develop the car in preparation for May. The team has worked really hard since Homestead and I know that they have found improvements that can already be implemented this weekend in Kansas. I don't know Kansas City, as it is my first visit here, but I hear the town has quite a few nice features and I'm going to make sure to get away from the track early to check it out one evening."

Keith Wiggins, Team Owner:

"We are again back to running one car after three in Long Beach, which just shows that we like to keep things interesting! However, the new Series, new chassis, and new circuits with a Rookie driver is enough of a challenge to keep us focused over the next few months. We still have a lot to do here in the IndyCar Series and so our focus is now on just that, now that Long Beach and Champ Car is behind us."

-credit: hvm

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Enrique Bernoldi , Nelson Philippe , EJ Viso
Teams HVM Racing