Alan Sciuto Racing: Saturday in the City of Rock June 23, 2007 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- All that nineteen-year-old Alan Sciuto could do following his day's efforts at Burke Lakefront Airport was shrug. Then, the Alan Sciuto Racing crew went back to...
Alan Sciuto Racing: Saturday in the City of Rock
June 23, 2007 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- All that nineteen-year-old Alan Sciuto could do following his day's efforts at Burke Lakefront Airport was shrug. Then, the Alan Sciuto Racing crew went back to the drawing board to find some more speed out of the team's Swift 016a.
From the beginning, Saturday was not to be a good one for the Orange, California native, as he clipped a concrete curb on one of his first laps during morning practice, which broke one of the elements on his front wing. It then got caught underneath his car and Sciuto came to a stop on course before his team radioed him to continue back to the pits for repairs. As he stopped out of harms way, unfortunately, Champ Car waved the red flag and since Sciuto's car had caused the red flag condition, he was assessed a four-minute penalty.
Qualifying was more or less uneventful for Sciuto, as his ultimate 15th place qualifying position was in line with his previous two sessions on the airport circuit. Sciuto finds himself in a position he has been in several times this season, where his mission is to race to the front and grab as many valuable championship points as possible.JJAlan Sciuto #20 The Roomstore of Phoenix / Deans Ultra Plug Mazda/Swift/Cooper
"Things aren't going too well for us -- that's really all we can say about it. We've been going one direction with the setup and it just hasn't been working as well as we would have hoped. The track is staying pretty consistent but we pretty much haven't been able to find the magic like we did yesterday morning. We're going to go in a very different direction tomorrow morning to see if we can't get some more speed out of this thing.
"We'll change our approach a bit now. Instead of attacking from the front, we'll be trying to make our way up there, and we'll make changes to the car that will help us do that. It's something we've been doing, since we had to do that same thing at Houston and Portland."