FF: CHAMPCAR/CART: Champ Car driver Jimmy Vasser to race at Irwindale

Jimmy Vasser To Replace Adrian Fernandez in Focus Midget Race at Mopar Twin 25's Irwindale LAGUNA BEACH, CA - 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser will join Champ Car stars Michel Jourdain Jr. and Patrick Carpentier in a Focus Midget race on...

Jimmy Vasser To Replace Adrian Fernandez in Focus Midget Race at Mopar Twin 25's Irwindale

LAGUNA BEACH, CA - 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser will join Champ Car stars Michel Jourdain Jr. and Patrick Carpentier in a Focus Midget race on Saturday, March 27, at Irwindale Speedway.

Adrian Fernandez was also scheduled to race a Focus Midget, but was unable to make the event as a result of his switch from the Champ Car series to the Indy Racing League.

The race is a preliminary event that's part of the Mopar Twin 25's, which offers a unique racing format in a full night of frantic, wheel-to-wheel USAC Midget racing action, with two 25-lap feature races. ARP is offering a bonus prize of $50,000 to a driver who wins both of the night's feature races. The exciting challenge is that the winner of the first feature race starts dead last in the second 25-lap feature, and has to pass the entire field to claim the $50,000!

The 2nd Annual Mopar Twin 25's Irwindale is presented by Mission Foods. Associate Sponsors are Racer magazine, MSD Ignition, Calico Coatings, Gigante, Probe Industries, Vital Express, Corteco, Guerrero and Turbines Inc.

Eibach Springs Presents the Festival of Speed opens at noon. Race gates open at 4 p.m. The Drifting Exhibition begins at 5 p.m., with the first race at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for General Admission. Reserved tickets are $25. Contact PRE at 800/515-8445, or go to www.twin25s.com. Eibach Presents the Festival of Speed is at no charge.

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Series IndyCar , USAC
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Adrian Fernandez , Patrick Carpentier , Michel Jourdain