IRL: Tuesday Homestead testing

MIAMI (February 6, 2001) -- Drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp both made their second Indy Racing testing appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway, running fast laps in private testing Tuesday for the April 6-8 Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami. ...

MIAMI (February 6, 2001) -- Drivers Mark Dismore and Scott Sharp both made their second Indy Racing testing appearance at Homestead-Miami Speedway, running fast laps in private testing Tuesday for the April 6-8 Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami. "Even though we didn't get in much track time on Tuesday, we still managed to run four miles an hour faster than our first test here," said Dismore, who participated in the first Indy Racing test at the Speedway in December. "Right now, I'd predict the pole for our race will go around the mid to upper 201s," Dismore said. "If it's cool, with no wind, it could go at 203 mph." Dismore will be in action next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, participating in the International Race of Champions. "I should do better than last year, because now I have four race experience running IROC," said Dismore with a smile. "I say that jokingly, because four races is nothing going against the Winston Cup veterans. At least this year there's a 6-6 split between the open wheel drivers and NASCAR regulars. Last year it was 9-3 in favor of the Winston Cup drivers." Joining Dismore in IROC from Indy Racing competition are Buddy Lazier, Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever Jr., with Kenny Brack and Gil de Ferran completing the open wheel contingent. Also testing Tuesday at Homestead-Miami Speedway were Bradley Motorsports and Cunningham Racing. Buzz Calkins ran his first laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway, running a quick lap of 199.2 mph late in the afternoon in the Bradley Dallara Aurora. Testing for Cunningham was Shigeaki Hattori, a former Indy Lights winner at the Speedway. Testing for the three teams concludes on Wednesday. Tickets are now on sale for the Infiniti Grand Prix of Miami, the debut of Indy Racing in South Florida, by calling (305) 230-RACE, or may be ordered on-line at www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com.

-H-MS

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buzz Calkins , Eddie Cheever , Shigeaki Hattori , Buddy Lazier , Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore , Scott Goodyear , Gil de Ferran , Kenny Brack