IRL: Las Vegas Johnny Unser testing notes

September 6, 1997 Johnny Unser and the Hemelgarn Racing team completed their test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday, as they prepare for the upcoming Las Vegas 500K. The session was a frustrating one for the team, as rainy weather...

September 6, 1997

Johnny Unser and the Hemelgarn Racing team completed their test session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday, as they prepare for the upcoming Las Vegas 500K. The session was a frustrating one for the team, as rainy weather and some mechanical problems kept them from logging as many laps as they would have liked on the 1.5 mile oval. Despite the limited track time, however, the team was able to gain some valuable benchmark information from the test about handling, tire and suspension setups, which will help them to prepare the car for the season finale on October 10th.

"I'm a little disappointed that we didn't have more time on the track," said Johnny, "but the Infiniti motor ran well in the limited time that I was up to speed. They are working very hard on improving their race engine and I'm anxious to get back out on the track in October and try it out. I'm happy to be back with Hemelgarn and Infiniti, and I think that we'll have a good car on race day."

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