Chevrolet teams completed two days of testing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma on Saturday and Sunday. An estimated 1,500 fans showed up as the track was opened on Saturday, and come Sunday, the times really began to drop.
The two Team Penske teammates led the pack of seven drivers. Will Power got down to a 76.98sec and Ryan Briscoe a 77.02, a full eight tenths up on the field. Power set the 2011 pole at Infineon at 78.601.
The rest of the unofficial times released by the track included the KV Racing Technology teammates E.J. Viso at a 77.82, Rubens Barrichello in his second day at 77.88, Ryan Hunter-Reay 77.89 for Andretti Autosport, Tony Kanaan at 77.91 for KVRT and JR Hildebrand at 77.97.
Both Hildebrand and Hunter-Reay mentioned on Twitter their days were fairly challenging, while Briscoe and Power reckoned they had two generally successful days.
On the KV front, Barrichello ran the full Saturday and also Sunday morning, before turning the car over to Kanaan in the afternoon. Kanaan provided one more introduction of American culture to Barrichello, his potential teammate, during their trip to Northern California. Late Sunday night, Kanaan tweeted: “Tonight I just showed @rubarrichello what IN N OUT is.... Welcome to America.”