IPS: IRL: Sinden Racing enters the Infinit Pro series

Sinden Racing Service to contest 2002 Infiniti Pro Series INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 - Longtime Indy Racing League entrant and motorsports equipment supplier Sinden Racing Service will field a car in the 2002 Indy Racing Infiniti Pro...

Sinden Racing Service to contest 2002 Infiniti Pro Series

INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002 - Longtime Indy Racing League entrant and motorsports equipment supplier Sinden Racing Service will field a car in the 2002 Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series, team owner Jeff Sinden announced Jan. 15.

Sinden and co-owner Joe Kennedy, who founded Indianapolis-based Sinden Racing Service in 1987, already have purchased a Dallara chassis for the inaugural Infiniti Pro Series season.

"Like the Indy Racing League, the Infiniti Pro Series will be very competitive," Sinden said. "We've received many inquiries regarding support equipment for the Infiniti Pro Series, and we're very excited about all the interest the series is generating."

Sinden Racing Service has fielded Indy Racing cars for drivers such as Davey Hamilton, Robbie Buhl, Jeff Ward, Steve Kinser and J.J. Yeley since the debut of the Indy Racing League in 1996.

In addition, Sinden Racing Service provides innovative, high-quality products and services to the racing industry and in 2002 will operate the Indy Racing League's two-seat Indy car program, the "Indy Racing Experience."

"I'm delighted to have the Sinden team on board for our debut season," said Roger Bailey, executive director of the Infiniti Pro Series. "Sinden Racing Service is a leader in the supply of pit equipment throughout the country and a longtime supporter of the IRL. I'm sure that they will be a great asset to our newly formed series."

The Infiniti Pro Series will debut July 7 at Kansas Speedway. The Kansas race will be the first of seven anticipated Infiniti Pro Series events in 2002. Races will take place at the same track and on the same weekend as Indy Racing League events, with every Infiniti Pro Series race distance set at 100 miles.

The Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series was created on the same founding principles as the Indy Racing League. Infiniti Q45 engines will power new Dallara Automobili chassis built for the series, with Firestone Firehawk tires used exclusively on all cars. The V8 engines will produce approximately 450 horsepower for the single-seat winged chassis, providing an ideal training ground for the 650-horsepower, single-seat winged cars of the Indy Racing League.

Additional details of the Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series will be released when they become available, including the complete schedule, television package and series logo.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Robbie Buhl , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Steve Kinser , J.J. Yeley , Roger Bailey