IndyCar: Honda to test twin-turbo engine at Fontana

Honda Performance Development has decided to put his upcoming 2.2L V6 twin-turbo engines, which will be mandatory for 2014, into service for the first time during Tuesday’s official IndyCar Series test at Fontana.

Most of the series’ teams will be on hand to run on the 2.0-mile southern California oval in preparation for the season finale event on October 19th.

According to reports, Schmidt Hamilton Racing’s Simon Pagenaud will be ask as well as spending time in his primary No. 77 Hewlett Packard single-turbo Honda to test the new engine in a spare DW12.

Meanwhile, Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage announced that the Texas IndyCar event, the Firestone 550, has been retitled the Firestone 600.

The event, which will take place on June 7th two weeks after the Indianapolis 500, will have an extra 20 lap for a total of 248.

Practice and qualifying will be held June 6, followed by the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

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