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"This week's tests are designed to gauge whether the sound barriers that race officials are using will muffle the roar of the high-performance engines as the race cars whip past a Maricopa County 911 emergency call center near First Avenue and Madison Street."

The street closures will start at midnight tonight and continue until 5 p.m. Tuesday on:

• Central Avenue from Madison to Lincoln streets.

• First Avenue from Jefferson to Lincoln streets

• Madison Street from First Street to Third Avenue.

The tests will take place at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Champ officials.

Each test will take about 20 minutes and local access will be available between the road tests.

During the three-phase test, cars will:

• Begin on First Avenue at Buchanan Street and head north, turning onto Madison Street at about 50 mph and proceed east to First Street.

• Begin under the pedestrian overpass that crosses Madison Street and accelerate on Madison, stopping midblock between Central Avenue and First Street.

• At the intersection of First Avenue and Madison Street, the race cars will momentarily rev their engines, then continue down Madison to cool down.

Man, I have to figure out a way to be down there...that would be sweet... :thumbs

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