PANTHER RETURNS TO TRACK WITH SEBRING TEST


SEBRING, Florida (January 17, 2014) - The Panther Racing team and test driver Carlos Huertas took to the track today for a one-day Chevrolet Manufacturer test at Sebring International Raceway. Though the day started off with a chill, Panther and Huertas were happy warm up the track, giving the No. 4 car a shakedown and allowing the Colombian some time behind the wheel.

"The test went really well, and was going to plan. Unfortunately we had a small electrical issue and could not run the last two sets of tires." Huertas said.  "It was a real shame that we had an issue-it was a good experience, and I am looking forward to my next opportunity to drive an IndyCar."

Huertas and the team worked through some electrical glitches late in the day, an unfortunate end to a promising run, as Huertas was improving his lap times in each session. The team was very productive and glad to see the Panther Racing No. 4 Chevy back on track for the first time in 2014.

Managing Partner, John Barnes had much to say about the young Colombian today: "I am very impressed with what I saw today from Carlos. Considering he had never seen an IndyCar before, had never been to Sebring, and we ran a relatively conservative setup, he was extremely competitive all day and never put a wheel off the track."

With the successful January test under their belts, Panther looks forward to a successful start to the upcoming IndyCar Season.