CHAMPCAR/CART: Dixon quick at Mid-Ohio rookie test

(Lexington, Ohio) - Rookie PacWest Racing Group pilot Scott Dixon and his Powerware/Panasonic team took a detour on the way to Detroit to take advantage of a test day at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, a twisting 2.258-mile permanent road course.

(Lexington, Ohio) - Rookie PacWest Racing Group pilot Scott Dixon and his Powerware/Panasonic team took a detour on the way to Detroit to take advantage of a test day at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, a twisting 2.258-mile permanent road course. Dixon was joined at the test on Wednesday, June 13, by Walker Racing's Tora Takagi as well as Target/Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Nicolas Minassian and Bruno Junqueira--Dixon's closest pursuer in the race for the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year award.

CART FedEx Series rookies are allotted three test days to use throughout the season. All other in-season testing, save for official CART sanctioned tests, such as Tuesday's Michigan test, is not permitted under CART rules.

Dixon, in his #18 Powerware Panasonic PacWest Toyota, ran a fast lap of 67.88s. Bruno Junqueira completed the fastest lap of the day at 67.59s.

Dixon and the rest of the PacWest Racing Group head to the Raceway on Belle Isle for this weekend's Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit; Round 7 of the CART FedEx Series Championship. The June 17th race will be televised live on ABC at 2 p.m. ET.

-PacWest

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Nicolas Minassian , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing