IT’S THE FIRST OVAL EVENT OF THE SEASON FOR MILLER VINATIERI MOTORSPORTS
It’s the second home race of the season for Westfield, Indiana’s Miller Vinatieri Motorsports (MVM). Having already competed at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Indy Grand Prix weekend, MVM drivers Jack William Miller and Kent Vaccaro will now battle the short Lucas Oil Raceway for the first oval event of the season.
“Jack had a podium at Lucas Oil Raceway last season, so we feel we have a great starting point in regard to car setup,” explained Jack Miller, who co-owns the team with NFL Superbowl Champion Adam Vinatieri. “Kent had a great test on an oval a few weeks ago so we should have some good confidence heading into the event.”
While this will be the lone oval on the schedule for Vaccaro and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, it will be the first of two for Miller and the field of Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires drivers as they will also see action at the World Wide Technology Raceway in St. Louis.
Miller, a podium winner at Lucas Oil Raceway in 2020, is anxious and excited to see if he can continue that success in Indy Pro 2000.
“I love oval racing and how you have to be on the edge to be fast,” expressed Miller. “At LOR, you have to be comfortable driving the top line, but also have the ability to dive in low to pass. We worked on this a lot last year and that was the major contributing factor to our success. I believe Kent will have a good balance and starting point when we unload next week, and we will work hard to make sure that my PM-18 is there as well.”
In a jam-packed two-day format that will see two test sessions on Thursday, May 27th, one practice session will take place on Friday before the Carb Night Classic.
Thursday, May 27
11:00am – 11:45am // USF Test 1
12:00pm – 12:45pm // IP Test 1
2:00PM – 2:45pm // USF Test 2
3:00pm – 3:45pm // IP Test 2
4:45pm – 5:15pm // USF Qualifying
5:30pm – 6:00pm // IP Qualifying
Friday, May 28
4:05pm – 4:20pm // USF Practice
4:25pm – 4:40pm // IP Practice
7:05pm – 7:50pm // Cooper Tires Freedom 75 (USF2000 Race)
8:05pm – 8:55pm // Cooper Tires Freedom 90 (Indy Pro 2000 Race)
Miller Vinatieri Motorsports would like to thank the following: Patterson Dental, Zotec, NDX Lumident, CAO Group Inc, Blue Marble, Picasso Lite and AMD Lasers, Lumist Advanced Teeth Whitening Strips, Indy Dental Group, Shadow Graphix, Edge Rock Realty, BMO Private Bank, Barnes and Thornburg, Express Auto Body, RTD Media & Management, Indiana Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Biggs-Hansen Orthodontics, Bell Helmets, NDX Lumident, Indy Eye Physicians, Hamilton County Endodontics, Wolfies Bar and Grill, K1 Racegear, Tru by Hilton St. Pete and Secure Data.
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