The Indy Cars Invade The Valley Of The Sun

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IndyCar makes its 2018 return to “The Valley of The Sun”, aka Phoenix, AZ.  The weekend schedule is loaded with activities beginning with the USAC Silver Crown Cars hitting the race track for almost two hours of practice, divided up into two separate sessions.

The Vintage Desert Classic cars, classic Indy 500 front engine roadsters, some early rear engine race cars, and the ultimate racing beast, the Granatelli turbine car, will roll out for two sessions on “The Diamond in The Desert”.

Later in the afternoon, around 4:15 pm, the USAC Silver Crown cars will qualify for their 100-mile race on Saturday afternoon.  Following the Silver Crown qualification session the feature event of the weekend, the Verizon IndyCar Series will maneuver out onto the racing surface to make their qualification attempts for the Saturday evening Indy Car race.

All the activities get rolling Friday morning at 11:30 local time!  Saturday, race day, will feature the Siver Crown cars running of the Phoenix Copper Cup, followed by the Indy Cars racing in the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix.


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