IPS: Watkins Glen I/II: Round nine, 10 preview

WHAT: Indy Pro Series: Corning Twin 100s, ninth and 10th races in 16-race 2007 season WHERE: Watkins Glen International, 11-turn, 3.37-mile road course WHEN: Indy Pro Series: Race 1: 12:15 p.m. (ET) Saturday, July 7 Race 2: 12:15 p.m. (ET) ...

WHAT: Indy Pro Series: Corning Twin 100s, ninth and 10th races in 16-race 2007 season

WHERE: Watkins Glen International, 11-turn, 3.37-mile road course

WHEN: Indy Pro Series:
Race 1: 12:15 p.m. (ET) Saturday, July 7
Race 2: 12:15 p.m. (ET) Sunday, July 8

DISTANCE: Indy Pro Series: 29 laps/97.73 miles

POSTED AWARDS: Indy Pro Series: More than $375,000 (combined)

CARS: Indy Pro Series: Dallara chassis; Firestone tires

PREVIOUS RACE WINNERS: Indy Pro Series: Bobby Wilson (2006), Jeff Simmons (2005)

2006 SERIES CHAMPIONS: Indy Pro Series: Jay Howard

TV: Indy Pro Series: Race: ESPN2 (tape-delay), 5:30 p.m. (ET), July 12
Note: Live streaming video coverage of the Corning Twin 100s (12:15 p.m., (ET) July 7 and 8) is available at www.indycar.com

SCHEDULE (all times local; subject to change):

Friday, July 6
9:15 -- 10 a.m. Indy Pro Series practice #1 (all cars)
1:15 -- 1:45 p.m. Indy Pro Series practice #2 (all cars)
5 -- 5:30 p.m. Indy Pro Series SWE Pole Qualifying session #1 (All cars, European-style session)

Saturday, July 7
9-9:30 a.m. Indy Pro Series SWE Pole Qualifying session #2 (All cars, European-style session)
12:15 p.m. Corning 100 #1 (29 laps, 97.73 miles)

Sunday, July 8
9:15 -- 9:25 a.m. Indy Pro Series final practice
12:15 p.m. Corning 100 #2 (29 laps, 97.73 miles)

THE TRACK:
3.37-mile road course; 38 feet wide
Mainstraight: 2,150 feet
Backstretch: 2,600 feet
Turns: 11

* Watkins Glen International is operated by International Speedway Corp. The course, which was used by the IndyCar Series for the first time in 2005, has been home to major NASCAR and road racing events, and one of the nation's premier vintage events, the Zippo U.S. Vintage Grand Prix.

INDY PRO SERIES NOTES:

* Camara holds 'Iron man' title: Jaime Camara established the Indy Pro Series' all-time mark for consecutive starts at the Liberty Challenge at Indianapolis on June 16 with his 32nd consecutive start. He extended the streak to 34 at Iowa on June 23. Camara competed for Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2005 and for Andretti Green Racing in 2006. He returns in the AGR entry in 2007.

* Cunningham can tie, break record: Wade Cunningham is closing in on the record for most consecutive top-10 starts. Cunningham has started in the top 10 in the past 17 consecutive races, which is one shy of the Indy Pro Series record of 18 held by Jaime Camara. Cunningham could tie the record with a top-10 start in Race 1 and break the record with a top-10 start in both races.

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The 2007 IndyCar Series season continues with the Camping World Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on July 8 at Watkins Glen International. The race will be televised live by ABC and broadcast by the IMS Radio Network. The next Indy Pro Series event is the Corning Twin 100 doubleheader on July 7-8 Watkins Glen International. The race will be televised by ESPN2 on July 12. ESPN2's coverage of the Iowa 100 will be broadcast at 5:30 p.m. on July 3.

-credit: irl

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sam Schmidt , Jeff Simmons , Wade Cunningham , Jaime Camara , Bobby Wilson , Jay Howard