IRL: Rain washes out first day of ''Test in the West'' at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 - Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the first day of the "Test in the West" for Northern Light Indy Racing Series teams on Feb. 21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The second and final day of the...

LAS VEGAS, Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 - Heavy rain forced the cancellation of the first day of the "Test in the West" for Northern Light Indy Racing Series teams on Feb. 21 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The second and final day of the Las Vegas leg of the "Test in the West" is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. (PST) Feb. 22. Nearly 25 Indy Racing drivers are scheduled to turn laps until 4 p.m. (PST). No cars turned a lap today on the 1.5-mile oval at Las Vegas due to persistent rain. The second leg of the "Test in the West" will takplace Feb. 25-26 at Phoenix International Raceway. Teams are preparing for the MCI WorldCom Indy 200 on March 19 at Phoenix International Raceway and the Las Vegas 500 on April 22 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

'TEST IN THE WEST' NOTEBOOK

Gates open: The grandstands at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be open to the public, free of charge, Feb. 22 during the "Test in the West." The stands at Phoenix International Raceway will be open during testing, free of charge, Feb. 26.

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