Three Firestone Indy Lights drivers successfully completed rookie oval testing today at Kentucky Speedway. Jonathan Summerton of RLR/Andersen Racing and Gustavo Yacaman of Sam Schmidt Motorsports were cleared to compete on ovals after completing their evaluation under the supervision of Firestone Indy Lights officials. French driver Richard Philippe also passed his oval testing in a car prepared by series newcomer Genoa. "The drivers demonstrated they had the ability to drive our cars at high speed on oval tracks," said Tony Cotman, vice president for competition for the Indy Racing League, sanctioning body of Firestone Indy Lights. "All three will be welcome additions to the series in 2009.

The trio is expected to be among the Aug. 1 "Kentucky Indy Lights 100" field which will be held as part of a race day doubleheader with the IndyCar Series "Meijer Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy's."

Event tickets are available through the Big Deals and Tickets pages of this Web site. Tickets also can be reserved by calling 888-652-RACE (7223), through speedway ticket offices at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., or the track Fan Center off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N and by visiting any outlet including Meijer stores.

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