IRL: Richmond mid afternoon testing times

- Motorsport.com - The five Northern Light Series teams testing at Richmond International Raceway have found the track's .75-mile D-shape extremely challenging. At the afternoon break, Buddy Lazier has set the fastest time at 16.9961seconds...

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The five Northern Light Series teams testing at Richmond International Raceway have found the track's .75-mile D-shape extremely challenging. At the afternoon break, Buddy Lazier has set the fastest time at 16.9961seconds (158.88 mph).

Randy Tolsma currently holds the track record at 131.374 mph in a USAC Silver Bullet car.

"It's so much different than any other place else we run that it's challenging," said Buzz Calkins, who tested here earlier this month. "We've made a lot of changes that we haven't done at other tracks. And we've done some things that are unconventional as far as setups are concerned." <pre> Times at Afternoon Break

91 Buddy Lazier     158.880   16.996
51 Eddie Cheever   157.002   17.195
12 Buzz Calkins     153.610   17.577
15 Sarah Fisher     149.651   18.042
99 Davey Hamilton  147.573   18.296

</pre> Richmond moring report

Five Indy Racing Northern Light Series drivers are participating in a test today at Richmond International Raceway. Buddy Lazier, Davey Hamilton, Sarah Fisher, Buzz Calkins and Eddie Cheever Jr. are all testing at the .75-mile D-shaped oval.

Up to 14 cars were expected at Richmond today but good weather in Indianapolis kept several teams close to home where private testing continues for the 85th Running of the Indianpolis 500.

<pre> 1. Buddy Lazier 17.144, 157.490 2. Eddie Cheever Jr. 17.438, 154.834 3. Buzz Calkins 18.353, 147.115 4. Sarah Fisher 19.732, 136.834 5. Davey Hamilton 21.682. 124. *as of 11 a.m. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Sarah Fisher , Eddie Cheever , Buddy Lazier , Davey Hamilton , Randy Tolsma