Champ Car World Series sets LVMS test for Aug. 18


          Las Vegas race fans can get a sneak preview of the Champ Car World Series next month.

            The Champ Cars, who will run the second half of the double header with the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on Sept. 25 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will hold an open test session for all teams on Aug. 18.

            The test will begin at 2 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. The grandstands will be open to spectators at no charge. There will be no test for the Craftsman Truck Series because NASCAR does not allow in season testing for that series.

            Speedway and Champ Car officials announced earlier this month the unprecedented twin bill of the Trucks and Champ Cars. The Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Champ Car event will run immediately following the Truck race.

            Tickets are available for the doubleheader by calling the LVMS ticket office at 1-800-644-4444 or logging on to Tickets also are available to the Truck Series garage and Champ Car paddock.