PacWest Racing's Dayton Indy Lights rookie Dan Wheldon tested for the second consecutive day at Sebring International Raceway in Florida earlier this week.
Wheldon and his PacWest Indy Lights crew are working diligently to prepare for the 2001 season in which PacWest will be in the favourable position of defending their Dayton Indy Lights Championship.
Dan Wheldon, the promising young Brit, posted an impressive time of 57.8 seconds on the 1.6-mile road course -- improving his time from the first day's testing of 58.1 seconds.
Commented Dan Wheldon after his second day's testing for his new team:
'We had a very productive test and I'm feeling very confident about the car and our outlook for the 2001 season. I'm becoming more comfortable with my engineer, Steve Erickson. It seemed like forever between test dates but, now that I'm back in my driving mode, I'm fired-up to get back on the track. Needless to say, I'm definitely looking forward to our test next week on the oval at Texas Motor Speedway.'
Paul 'Ziggy' Harcus, PacWest's Indy Lights Team Manager, said:
'We had a good and successful day of testing. Dan's confidence is building and I'm pleased with his progress. We worked a lot with the shocks and brakes and I feel confident we're headed in the right direction. We will continue preparing for our test at Texas next week.'
PacWest's Indy Lights testing program will continue on Tuesday 20th February, at the Texas Motor Speedway, where the PacWest Champ Car team will also be present.