Open Test at Rockingham Speedway in Preparation for Carolina 200 Weekend
Sunoco National Tour Series PR April 2010
Rockingham Speedway will hold an open test session on Saturday April 10th for teams in the Sunoco National Tour Series, UARA Series, and USAR Series. This test will allow teams to get a feel for the one mile, high banked, high speed oval in preparation for the events of the Carolina 200 weekend in May. With the race weekend being just over a month away, all the information gathered at this open test will help teams in their quest to conquer “The Rock”.
This test will provide valuable track time for all three series, however none more important than the Sunoco National Tour Series. Not only will the teams need to see how their new Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang bodies handle at high speeds, they will also have to get accustomed to the Goodyear Racing Tires that will be utilized this year at Rockingham. The Sunoco National Tour Series used a different tire manufacturer in their race at Rockingham last season, so this test session will allow teams a chance to get a good feel for their new racing shoes at Rockingham.
Having two and a half hours of track time for the Sunoco National Tour Series machines during the open test will also be a big plus for teams and drivers. The current race weekend schedule for the Carolina 200 has only one forty-five minute practice session listed for the Sunoco National Tour Series teams. This means that the open test session will provide a good opportunity for quality track time, which may be hard to find once race weekend arrives with multiple cars trying to make runs in one forty-five minute session.
Transponders will be available to the Sunoco National Tour Series teams to record lap times. This will be a good indicator as to just how fast these 2010 Camaro’s and Mustang’s will get around the legendary Rockingham Speedway. According to Andy Cagle, Public Relations Director for Rockingham Speedway, the grandstand will be open to the public free of charge for folks to come out and watch the teams make laps in preparation for the Carolina 200. This will be the first chance for race fans in the Carolina’s to come check out the Chevrolet Camaro’s and Ford Mustang’s in action!
To find out more information about the open test session at Rockingham Speedway, and the upcoming Carolina 200 weekend May 13th-15th, be sure to visit www.rockinghamracewaypark.com. Tickets are on sale now for all of the events at “The Rock” and you can find out more by calling the speedway at 910-205-8800.
To find out more information about the Sunoco National Tour Series, be sure to visit www.sunoconationaltour.com. To learn more about Sunoco Race Fuels, go to www.sunocoinc.com. To find out more about Goodyear Racing Tires, log on to www.racegoodyear.com.
The Sunoco National Tour and ASA Late Model Series are their own entity and not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated in any way with ASA Racing, American Speed Association or the ASA Member Track Program. The Sunoco National Tour and the ASA Late Model Series are operated by Ron Varney.
Schedule of events for Rockingham Speedway Open Test on Saturday April 10th
7:30am Credentials Open
8:00am USAR/UARA/Sunoco NT Haulers Enter
9:00am USAR/UARA/Sunoco NT Garages Open
9:30am USAR/UARA/Sunoco NT Driver, Crew Chief, Spotters Meeting
9:45am Crossover Closes
10:00am 10.50am UARA/Sunoco NT Practice
11:00am 11:50am USAR Practice
11.50am 12:45pm Lunch
12:50pm 1:40pm UARA/Sunoco NT Practice
1:45pm 2:35pm USAR Practice
2:40pm 3:30pm UARA/Sunoco NT Final Practice 3:35pm 4:25pm USAR Final Practice
5:00pm USAR/UARA/Sunoco NT Garages Close