IRP test preview

INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2003) Indianapolis Raceway Park will hold a test session for all professional competitors of the 49th Annual Mac Tools U. S. Nationals on August 19th and 20th. The test will run from 10:00 A. M. until 8:00 P. M....

INDIANAPOLIS (August 5, 2003) Indianapolis Raceway Park will hold a test session for all professional competitors of the 49th Annual Mac Tools U. S. Nationals on August 19th and 20th. The test will run from 10:00 A. M. until 8:00 P. M. on both days, with gates opening at 7:00 A. M.

Cost for teams will be $200.00 per car per day. All team trailers and motor homes must be off the property by 5:00 P. M. by August 21st. There will be NO exceptions.

This years 49th Annual Mac Tools U. S. Nationals will be held August 27th through September 1st. The Mac Tools U. S. Nationals is worlds most prestigious drag race and former winners include Don "The Snake' Prudhomme, Warren Johnson, Don Gartlis and Joe Amato. Last years champions were Tony Schumacher in Top Fuel; John Force in Funny Car; Jeg Coughlin Jr. in Pro Stock; and Angelle Savoie in Pro Stock Bike.

The test is open to the public and the cost is $5.00 per day. All guests should enter through the front gate.

Those interested in testing should contact Christie Lin Everhart at 317-387-7349.

One of five drag racing facilities owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, IRP was built in 1960 and has presented organized racing events since 1961. From March through October, the facility hosts more than 120 dates of racing on three tracks, a quarter-mile drag strip, a .686-mile paved oval and a 2.5-mile road course. Home to drag racing's biggest event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend, the drag strip runs more than 50 days of point-to-point action, from national events to street legal community programs. The oval track draws racing's biggest events, including annual visits from the NASCAR Busch and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to five annual USAC races, and an exclusive Saturday Night Series. The road course provides a home for several racing sanctions, such as SCCA, while providing an ideal resource for driving schools, corporate outings and open-road tests for professional drivers.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Warren Johnson , John Force , Tony Schumacher