Archive for April, 2012

2012 Izod IndyCar Tech Inspection

With the arrival of the newly designed Dallara DW-12 chassis, a new technical inspection process is developed.

For more about the process click here …

Tony Kanaan

Follow KV Racing Technology’s driver, Tony Kanaan in the premiere episode of NBC Sports “IndyCar 36.” An intimate look into the 36 hours leading up to the first IZOD IndyCar Series race of the 2012 season.

(Photo above provided by Shawn Gritzmacher)

Honda Dallara

With the weather forecast calling for highs in the mid 60s, northeast winds 10-15 mph (gusts up to 25 mph) along with a 50% chance of showers, Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway should prove to be quite interesting.

Under the auspices of INDYCAR vice president of technology Will Phillips, the INDYCAR Engine Group staff will conduct testing of the new DW-12 Dallara chassis “Speedway” configuration.

Specifically, the INDYCAR engine group will gather data and feedback regarding handling characteristics and performance levels from IndyCars producing about 550-570 horsepower for the oval.

Nine drivers are scheduled to participate. From the Chevrolet-powered teams will be Helio Castroneves (Penske), Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport), Tony Kanaan (KV Racing), Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing) and JR Hildebrand (Panther Racing). Honda-powered participants will be by Scott Dixon (Ganassi), Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing), Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Racing) and Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing).

Much to the chagrin of the five teams powered by Lotus, they will not be participating in the testing due to a concern about engine availability for upcoming races … see link here

Spectators are welcome to catch the action from 9am-noon and 1-5pm (local time) from the South Terrace grandstand and the Turn 2 viewing mounds near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

For more information regarding this important step in preparation for the 96th Running of The Indianapolis 500 on May 27th … Click this link to IndyCar.com