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Road America to host IndyCar test on September 22

Will Power

Will Power, of Australia, leads cars through Turn 2 at the start of the IndyCar Grand Prix of Sonoma auto race Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


Road America will host a post-season IndyCar test on September 22 ahead of the series’ full return to the track in 2016.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Road America confirmed that five teams would be attending the single test day in two weeks’ time.

IndyCar will return to the Wisconsin circuit next year for the first time since 2007’s Champ Car event, with the Road America Grand Prix scheduled to take place on June 26.

Road America confirmed that half of the $20 admission fee for fans attending the test day would be donated to the Wilson Children’s Fund.

“Race fans and the media are invited to a preview of the highly anticipated return of Indy car racing at Road America on Tuesday, September 22, as several teams from the Verizon IndyCar Series will take part in a test session,” a statement from Road America reads.

“The test session is being held in advance of the series’ return to the revered road course for the Road America Grand Prix, June 23-26, 2016.

“Admission to the test session is $20, with 50 percent of every ticket sold going to the Wilson Children’s Fund to benefit the family of the late Justin Wilson. Fans will also have the option to make additional contributions on site. Road America Season Pass holders will be admitted with a $10 donation to the Wilson Children’s Fund.

“The test session will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT. Entrance to the test session for fans and media will be at the main gate located off of Highway 67.

“Fans will be allowed to watch the test session from many locations surrounding the 14-turn, 4-mile road course, however the paddock will be open only to the teams. The famous Gear Box concession stand will also be open. This will mark the only test session open to the public before race weekend in June.

“Teams scheduled to participate in the test session include: AJ Foyt Racing, CFH Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Team Penske.

“Anyone interested in donating to the Wilson Children’s Fund individually can give through the fund website at”

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