CHAMPCAR/CART: Fern?ndez Racing Road America test report

Testing Report Elkhart Lake's Road America May 7, 2002 Fernandez Racing completes successful Road America test. ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Fernandez Racing concluded a one-day test session at the Road America circuit this afternoon in preparation...

Testing Report
Elkhart Lake's Road America
May 7, 2002

Fernandez Racing completes successful Road America test.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Fernandez Racing concluded a one-day test session at the Road America circuit this afternoon in preparation for upcoming road course events on the CART FedEx Championship Series schedule.

Adrian Fernandez and Shinji Nakano logged over 600 miles on the scenic 4.048-mile, 14-turn permanent circuit. Fernandez, who finished on the podium at Road America the past three years, notes the track among his favorites.

Adrian Fernandez, #51 Tecate/Quaker State/Telmex Honda/Lola/Bridgestone:

"I love this place. It is a pleasure to drive here. We had a good test and ran through a lot of things. Of course, since we were the only ones here, you don't have anyone to compare with. The conditions were very, very cold. It was in the low 50s (F). In all, it was a good test and the track was in good condition. We went through all of the things on our list, including pit stops and things like that. We feel more confident toward the next race. Both cars ran pretty much without problems. Times are irrelevant because it is hard to compare, but I have had very good results and very good cars here and this car feels pretty good. Hopefully we will have another productive two days in Milwaukee. These are basically our last tests of the year."

Shinji Nakano, #52 Alpine/Mitsuba Honda/Lola/Bridgestone:

"The car was getting better toward the end of the day. It's still not perfect, but it was a good test and we learned a lot. I still have a lot of understeer in the car, but we found a way to go with the setup to be quicker for this track."

Fernandez Racing will move to West Allis, Wis., tomorrow for a two-day test at the historic Milwaukee Mile in preparation for the June 2 race.

For additional information on Fernandez Racing, please visit www.fernandezracing.net. Additional information on the CART FedEx Championship Series can be found at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Shinji Nakano
Teams HART