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INDYCAR teams set to test at Sonoma Raceway, Feb.27

By From page B3 | February 21, 2013

SONOMA — Race fans will be treated to a free INDYCAR test session on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Sonoma Raceway.

Six IZOD IndyCar Series race teams are confirmed for the one-day test, highlighted by KV Racing Technology and drivers Tony Kanaan and Simona De Silvestro. Kanaan won the inaugural INDYCAR race in Sonoma in 2005 and was the 2004 series champion.

Other teams confirmed for the test include Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (Oriol Servia), Dragon Racing (Sebastien Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra). Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Simon Pagenaud), Ed Carpenter Racing (Ed Carpenter) and Panther Racing (Sausalito native JR Hildebrand).

Testing will span from approximately 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Fans who purchase a ticket to the upcoming GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend, Aug. 23-25, that day will be given a free pit tour for an up-close look at the racecars and drivers. The Raceway Café will also be open for lunch.

A press conference will be held during the lunch break and fans will be admitted free, pending space.

For tickets to the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma, call 800-870-RACE (7223) or visit racesonoma.com/indycar. Tickets can also be purchased on-site at the test session. Great packages are available including the popular Total Access pass, which gets you a race-day ticket, garage/pit/pre-race pass and access to a Q&A with one of the series’ top drivers. Cost is just $99.

Sonoma Raceway

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