IndyCar practice delayed as Baltimore street track is not ready on time
|By Mark Glendenning||Friday, September 2nd 2011, 15:31 GMT|
On-track running at the IndyCar/American Le Mans Series round at Baltimore is expected to get underway four hours behind schedule on Friday, due to delays in getting the street circuit ready for its inaugural event this weekend.
The first practice session for the USF2000 series was originally scheduled to start at 8:00am local time, but has now been put back to 12:00pm to allow track workers to finish installing barriers around some sections of the circuit.
AUTOSPORT understands that sections of the barriers were removed in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, which passed near the area earlier this week. Work also started late in the section between Turns 7 and 10, which border the Oriol Park baseball stadium, due to the venue hosting a Major League game on Thursday afternoon.
The first IndyCar practice session is now scheduled to begin at 3:50pm local time, followed by a second session that will now be held close to sunset at 6:05pm.