Today's IRL headlines 1. IRL Confirms Aerodynamic Package For Remainder Of 2004 2. Carpenter Helps Raise Money For Children's Hospital 3. Fans Invited To Race Fisher 1. IRL Confirms Aerodynamic Package For Remainder Of 2004: IRL IndyCarÂ® Series...
Today's IRL headlines
1. IRL Confirms Aerodynamic Package For Remainder Of 2004
2. Carpenter Helps Raise Money For Children's Hospital
3. Fans Invited To Race Fisher
1. IRL Confirms Aerodynamic Package For Remainder Of 2004: IRL IndyCar® Series cars will continue to use the aerodynamic changes introduced at the Indianapolis 500 during the remainder of the 2004 season, league officials announced on June 2.
The quarter-inch vertical spine, designed to keep a spinning car from lifting off the track, will be used at all tracks for the rest of the season, while the other new pieces introduced at Indianapolis will be used at selected events.
The curved skid plate will be used at all tracks greater than one-mile in length, while the one-quarter inch reverse wicker will only be used at Texas Motor Speedway, California Speedway and Michigan Speedway.
At tracks where the reverse wicker is not used, the cars will use brake ducts, tire ramps and sidepod extensions to create drag and extra downforce on the cars.
2. Carpenter Helps Raise Money For Children's Hospital: Red Bull Cheever Racing driver Ed Carpenter visited Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for the Half-Price Books fundraising event.
Carpenter, driver of the No. 52 Red Bull Cheever Racing Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone, read books, signed autographs, and posed for pictures with the patients and their families.
The event helped raise funds for the 1999 program's inception for children in hospitals, community centers and special needs schools across the nation.
This was 23-year old Carpenter's second visit to Riley Children's Hospital. In May, Carpenter and several Indy Racing League IndyCar Series drivers were on hand as part of the Indy 500 Celebration.
3. Fans Invited To Race Fisher: IndyCar Series driver Sarah Fisher will compete in a race with fans on June 11 at the Bailey Banks & Biddle in Northpark Center in Dallas to help launch the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Collection.
From 3 to 5 p.m., participants will compete for best time playing the Codemasters' IndyCar Series video game outside the Bailey Banks & Biddle location. The contestant with the best time will test his or her skills during a one-on-one race with Fisher.
The first 50 guests at the event will receive two complimentary tickets to the Bombardier 500K at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12. Any customer who purchases a TAG Heuer watch will receive an autographed copy of Codemasters' IndyCar Series game.
The 2004 IRL IndyCar Series season continues with the Bombardier 500K at 8 p.m. (EDT) on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN and the IMS Radio Network. The Menards Infiniti Pro Series Aventis Racing for Kids 100 will take place on July 3 at Kansas Speedway. The race will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 4 by ESPN2.