WKA: IRL SoK: IRL releases technical documents

Seattle, WA - Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by the Indy Racing League announced today the recent release of a number of important technical support documents in preparation for the series opening event, Race of the Americas on March 18-19 at...

Seattle, WA - Snap-on Stars of Karting Presented by the Indy Racing League announced today the recent release of a number of important technical support documents in preparation for the series opening event, Race of the Americas on March 18-19 at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex.

These documents include a regulation update, two regulation appendices and an introduction to the technical program at Stars intended for newcomers to the series. All documents may be accessed at the Stars website, www.starsofkarting.com, on the "members" page.

The regulation update clarifies and corrects a number of issues made apparent since the December release of the Technical Regulations. Of the two released appendices, both documents deal with the new Spec Racer category - Appendix Six lists the allowable intake silencers for the class while Appendix Seven lists the technical characteristics of the allowable engines.

National Technical Director, Scott G Evans explains, "With the update, a number of minor corrections and additions to the Technical Regulations are addressed. Appendices Six and Seven are released as promised to support the Spec Racer class rules with Six listing the allowable intake silencers and Seven detailing the technical characteristics of the engines themselves."

"Compiling Appendix Seven was a most difficult task," Evans continued, "because cross referencing the existing rules, consulting with each manufacturer and trying to discern the proper characteristics takes a great deal of research, time and effort. We are pleased to be able to release these documents in a timely manner so that any necessary preparation can be made in time for the opener."

The last document is an informally written introduction to the technical program of the series, entitled "Technical Primer for Stars Newcomers". Series owner Bryan Herta said, "We asked Scott to write this document in reaction to some of our newer constituents that said coming to a Stars race could be intimidating until they became accustomed to the program's technical details. We asked him to write it informally and his tongue-in-cheek style came across with humor and a nice human touch. It is a good read and I recommend it to newcomers and veterans alike."

Interested parties are encouraged to be watchful for additional information releases on the Stars website as the season approaches.

Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by the Indy Racing League is based out of Seattle, Washington, sanctioned by the World Karting Association (WKA) and owned and operated by 1986 Indianapolis 500 champion and IRL IndyCar Series team owner Bobby Rahal, IndyCar Series driver Bryan Herta and veteran karting promoter Paul Zalud. www.starsofkarting.com, www.worldkarting.com. Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of tool and equipment solutions for professional tool users. Product lines include hand tools, power tools, automotive diagnostics and shop equipment, tool storage products, automotive diagnostics software and other solutions for the transportation service, industrial, government, education, agricultural, and other commercial applications, including construction and electrical. Products are sold through its franchise dealer van, company direct sales and distributor and internet channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2+ billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin and employs approximately 14,000 worldwide. www.snapon.com.

Formed in 1996 by Tony George, Stars' presenting sponsor Indy Racing League provides the ultimate in wheel-to-wheel racing excitement through the IndyCar Series and Menards Infiniti Pro Series. The 2005 season marks the 10th year of competition for the IndyCar Series, the pinnacle of open-wheel racing in America. The 17-race schedule, featuring 14 ovals, two road courses and a temporary street circuit, consists of the most events in season history. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series, an essential stepping-stone for drivers and teams striving to reach the IndyCar Series, will feature a series-high 14 races in 2005, including three events on road courses and one street course. www.indyracing.com

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Drivers Bobby Rahal , Bryan Herta , Tony George