For Immediate Release WDWS TESTING BEGINS TUESDAY; EVANS BUYS OUT SCANDIA/SIMON INDIANAPOLIS, January 8, 1996 -- With the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World less than three weeks away on Saturday, Jan. 27 (ABC Sports) as ...
For Immediate Release
WDWS TESTING BEGINS TUESDAY; EVANS BUYS OUT SCANDIA/SIMON
INDIANAPOLIS, January 8, 1996 -- With the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World less than three weeks away on Saturday, Jan. 27 (ABC Sports) as the inaugural event for the Indy Racing League, 1996 testing for the Walt Disney World Speedway starts Tuesday at the new one-mile tri-oval race track outside the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Up first will be Scandia/Simon Racing with Indianapolis 500 veterans Lyn St. James and Eliseo Salazar of Chile. Today team co-owners Andy Evans and Dick Simon announced that Evans had purchased the remaining 51 percent of the race team from Simon. Evans is team CEO, Simon is chief engineer and general manager. Further information is available through the Scandia/Simon offices in Indianapolis at 317/481-2222.
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JOHN PAUL JR. NAMED TO RIDE: Indianapolis veteran John Paul Jr. has been named to drive the 1995 Lola Ford entered by Automatic Fire Sprinklers in Indy 200 at Walt Disney World. The entry is the same race car Scott Pruett drove to victory in last summer's Michigan 500, a race Paul won in 1983.
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TESTING INFORMATION: Daily testing, event and IRL information updates will be available via fax. For information on obtaining the fax reports, contact the IMS Public Relations office in Indianapolis at 317/484-6780. Jan Shaffer of the IMS media services staff and IRL public relations will be in Orlando providing the reports. If you need to reach him directly for assistance during testing, he can be contacted at 407/939-0502 daily through Jan. 19. Contact numbers for event week (Jan. 21-27) will appear in this daily report when they are finalized.