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Hello from Sonoma

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted August 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm open wheel racing news

JOWT's View from Media Center at Infineon Raceway

I’m all checked into the media center (view pictured on right), getting set for this weekend’s festivities.  I will be on hand all weekend covering both the Formula Car Challenge Series and the Indy Lights race.

I stopped by the track yesterday and toured the World Speed Motorsports shop.  Very impressive.  Mark Milazzo, Operations Manager with WSM, gave me the full tour (he even showed me the top-secret room where they develop all kinds of crazy motorized vehicles). Unfortunately, I promised not to divulge any information on their top-secret projects.

In addition to the tour, I had a chance to check out the new FormulaSPEED 2.0 car during its unveiling.  The car looks good and should offer drivers an affordable car without sacrificing performance.

Spoke to Joel Miller briefly and he is extremely excited for this weekend.  He will be participating in his second career Indy Lights race after running at Long Beach earlier this season.

Track activities are limited today, with Historic Grand Prix practice, Formula Car Challenge practice, and IndyCar practice.  The Indy Lights’ drivers will not see the track until tomorrow morning.  Their first on-track practice session is scheduled for 8-8:45 a.m. Saturday.

It’s time to go make a few laps through the paddock. Watch for additional updates throughout the weekend.

Update: Short Formula Car Challenge Slideshow (from Friday practice) – photos by Ryan – Junior Open Wheel Talent

Make sure to look for additional updates on Twitter.

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