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Ben Completes Oval Rookie Test in Indy Pro Series Averaging Speeds of over 187mph

On Friday 21st March Ben competed in his first ever oval test in an Indy Pro Series Car, the feeder series to IRL

 

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Ben Completes Oval Rookie Test in Indy Pro Series Averaging Speeds of over 187mph A few weeks after taking his first win of the 2008 campaign Ben had the new experience of testing on an Oval for the first time in the highly competitive Indy Pro Series Championship, the feeder series to IRL.

Driving for Mark Moore Racing Ben completed 130 laps over the day, where he got steadily quicker and quicker adapting to the new discipline and setting very competitive lap times.

Team boss Mark Moore commented after the test "Look what a great job Ben Clucas did. This guy has never been on an oval before, and in a day he passes his rookie test and gets to within a couple of tenths of the group... that's a pretty impressive performance. We can hardly wait to see what he can do on a roadcourse"

Ben was also delighted with how the day went "Wow that was fast. It is so totally different from anything I've done before and the grip you get from the banking is incredible. It took me a little time to get used to the speed, but once I got comfortable with the car, and the track, I was really happy with our times at the end of the day. It was just a test at this stage, but I'd love to come over and do some races, both on ovals and road courses."

 

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