July 27, 2021 — Rinus is in his sophomore year of INDYCAR competition for Ed Carpenter Racing. Today, he, along with 10 other teams, tested at WWTR in preparation for the August 21 Bommarito Automotive Group 500.
No. 21 Ed Carpenter Racing Sonax Chevrolet
“It was a good test. Definitely a hard track, hard to get everything right. We started out today with no grip at all. The track was very green. Then we put some rubber down and went pretty fast. It took very little time to get the rubber down, get like the rubber line on the track. I think we had a good, valuable test day, with similar conditions to the race in three weeks. With the race being a one-day event, this definitely helped us. We had until 10 p.m., we had a long day, lots of time to get everything right.”
Tickets for WWTR’s August 20-21 NASCAR-INDYCAR doubleheader weekend may be purchased by visiting www.wwtraceway.com, by calling (618) 215-8888 or in person at 700 Raceway Blvd. in Madison, Illinois.
The weekend includes the fifth annual Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Axalta and Valvoline for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 200, Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 races and vintage Indy car exhibitions.