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Infineon Raceway hosts USAC Formula Russell event this weekend. SONOMA, Calif. - Infineon Raceway will feature the ninth round of the USAC Formula Russell Championship Race Series this weekend (Oct. 19-20) on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road ...

Infineon Raceway hosts USAC Formula Russell event this weekend.

SONOMA, Calif. - Infineon Raceway will feature the ninth round of the USAC Formula Russell Championship Race Series this weekend (Oct. 19-20) on the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course.

Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., with main events set for noon Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. In all, there will be nine main events over the two days.

Joel Nelson continues to lead the race for the 2002 championship with 185 points and seven main event victories. He is chased by Steve Hill (171), Jason Kritikos (160) and Bruce Feldman (153). All of the drivers will compete in identical rotary-powered Formula Russell cars that average more than 90 mph around the road course.

Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and admission is free. For more information, visit www.russellracing.com or call (707) 939-7600.

The tenth and final round of the USAC Formula Russell Series will take place at Infineon Raceway Nov. 16-17. At this event, all of the 2002 champions will be crowned and awarded a free 2003 racing season.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Joel Nelson , Steve Hill