Wheldon's impressive Kansas Speedway testing debut

Dan Wheldon tested at the new 1.5 - mile oval at Kansas Speedway for the first time at the end of last week in preparation for round six of the CART Dayton Indy Lights Championship which will be held there on July 8th this year. Along with ...

Dan Wheldon tested at the new 1.5 - mile oval at Kansas Speedway for the first time at the end of last week in preparation for round six of the CART Dayton Indy Lights Championship which will be held there on July 8th this year.

Along with Wheldon, eight other Indy Lights drivers participated in the test session. While times were not officially recorded, Wheldon posted one of the quickest laps of the day - an unofficial time of 30.7 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than his team-mate, Mexican Mario Dominguez.

The PacWest Indy Lights team now stays in Texas in preparation for round three of the 2001 CART Dayton Indy Lights Championship which is being held at Texas Motor Speedway this Saturday, 28th April.

Dan Wheldon commented: "The test was really good and everything went very well. We tried a couple of different things in the morning and continued to work on the car throughout the day, accomplishing everything we needed to achieve. It's an excellent track, but it's not as quick as we all thought it would be - it's a combination of St Louis and Fontana. I had a wicked day out there and really drove the car I'm looking forward to being on the podium once again when we race there in July."

Having finished fifth and second respectively in the first two rounds of this year's Indy Lights series, 22-year old Dan Wheldon currently lies third in the Championship and is leading the Rookie of the Year points.

-www.danwheldon.com

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Dan Wheldon , Mario Dominguez