IRL: Mark Dismore, Scott Sharp Fast at "Test in The West"

Dismore & Sharp - Fast In Phoenix Phoenix, AZ (February 26, 1999) – Mark Dismore gave notice to the competition in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League: "Kelley Racing is the real deal." Dismore and teammate, Scott Sharp led the field of twenty-one...

Dismore & Sharp - Fast In Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ (February 26, 1999) – Mark Dismore gave notice to the competition in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League: "Kelley Racing is the real deal." Dismore and teammate, Scott Sharp led the field of twenty-one drivers who participated in today’s "Test in the West" at Phoenix International Raceway.

Top ten speeds:

1. Mark Dismore #28 175.627 mph

2. Scott Sharp #8 175.593 mph

3. Greg Ray #2 173.019 mph

4. Scott Goodyear #4 172.745 mph

5. Buddy Lazier #91 170.883 mph

6. Buzz Calkins #12 170.543 mph

7. John Hollansworth #42 169.996 mph

8. Tyce Carlson #20 168.848 mph

9. Stephan Gregoire #7 168.516 mph

10. John Paul Jr. #10 168.224 mph

Mark Dismore "The car was quick this morning. We worked on race setup this afternoon. Qualifying is important, but I’ll trade a good qualifying car for a great race car any day. We have some more ideas to try tomorrow."

Scott Sharp – "We had a really good day. We are trying some different things; some are good and some aren’t so good. The bottom line is that we’re learning something every time we change the car. It’s also nice to come back in warmer weather and match the speeds we ran in December testing. The goal is to leave with a good qualifying setup and a good race setup."

David Cripps, technical director – "Today was awesome. We had a great day. Our cars are P (position) one and two, overall. Not only were we able to demonstrate the speed of the cars, but we were able to collect a lot of data for race setup. We are encouraged because the weather (76 degrees and sunny) will likely represent race conditions."

Upcoming track activity:

Kelley Racing will continue the "Test in the West" tomorrow, Saturday, February 27. For more information on Kelley Racing check out our web site at www.kelleyracing.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Greg Ray , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Scott Goodyear , Tyce Carlson , John Paul