CHAMPCAR/CART: Alex Yoong's test in Arizona notes

Champ Car: Alex Yoong's tests with Dale Coyne Racing in Phoenix, Arizona. "This track really allowed these cars to shine, It was great fun," Malaysia's Alex Yoong had just completed one full day of testing at the Arizona Motorsports Park, ...

Champ Car: Alex Yoong's tests with Dale Coyne Racing in Phoenix, Arizona.

"This track really allowed these cars to shine, It was great fun,"

Malaysia's Alex Yoong had just completed one full day of testing at the Arizona Motorsports Park, 16-turn road course just west of Phoenix with Dale Coyne Racing.

He completed 97 laps on the 2.25 mile circuit with a best lap of 74.2, about one second off the fast lap turned by both Adrian Fernandez and Patrick Carpentier, both of whom tested for two full days.

"The new track has a lot of grip and is very smooth. Compared to Monterrey, Mexico, which was so slippery, this track really allowed these cars to shine, it was great fun," stated Yoong.

A total of seven Champ Car drivers participated in the test, including Michel Jourdain Jr., Tiago Monteiro, Mario Haberfeld, Joel Camathias, Alex Yoong, Fernandez and Carpentier.

Yoong and Camathias tested only on day 2 while the rest tested on both days.

The test marked the first time that Champ Cars have run at the Arizona Motorsports Park facility. More details of this circuit is available at www.arizonamotorsportspark.com/ .

Yoong is awaiting confirmation (expected soon) that he will race in this weekend's race at Long Beach, California which is round 3 of the 2003 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series. He turned a very impressive performance 2 weeks ago in Monterrey, Mexico where he finished 9th out of 19 cars and scored 4 points in his Champ Car debut following a last minute call-up from Dale Coyne Racing.

-www.alexyoong.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Haberfeld , Joel Camathias , Adrian Fernandez , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Yoong , Tiago Monteiro , Dale Coyne , Michel Jourdain
Teams Dale Coyne Racing