CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green gears up at Sebring

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Team KOOL Green and driver Paul Tracy took advantage of the warm weather in Florida to complete two days of scheduled testing at Sebring International Raceway. The team spent Wednesday morning working with Honda engineers...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Team KOOL Green and driver Paul Tracy took advantage of the warm weather in Florida to complete two days of scheduled testing at Sebring International Raceway.

The team spent Wednesday morning working with Honda engineers mapping the new HR-1 series engine. The focus then shifted to the car's setup, first with suspension followed by the braking system. Tracy was among the quickest on the track and turned an unofficial best lap of 51.3 seconds on Wednesday. Paul was again among the fastest on Thursday with a lap of 51.5 seconds. In all Tracy completed 123 laps or just over 200 miles.

"I think the test went really well," said two-time CART All-Star Paul Tracy. "We were around the top of the speed charts both days and we have been able to keep lap times consistent."

Tracy is also excited about the upcoming season and the addition of Team KOOL Green consultant and Paul's race strategist John Anderson. Anderson is a new face on the #26 team, joining race engineer Steve Challis and chief mechanic Eric Haverson.

"I'm really looking forward to working with Paul this year," said Anderson. "You can tell this team has benefited from testing, Steve and Paul look like they have been working together forever, they think a lot alike and you can see the relationship building. Paul's a great racer, and I can't wait for a race weekend where we can turn him loose."

While the #26 Team KOOL Green crew heads back to Indianapolis to prepare for their January 19th test at Sebring, the #27 TKG team and Dario Franchitti began a two-day test session Thursday at Homestead Miami Speedway.

-Team KOOL Green

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , John Anderson