Houston: Alan Sciuto Saturday notes

April 21, 2007 (Houston, Tex.) -- The change from Friday to Saturday didn't do much to improve the luck of Alan Sciuto Racing, as more mechanical problems hindered the team's performance through most of Saturday at the JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant...

April 21, 2007 (Houston, Tex.) -- The change from Friday to Saturday didn't do much to improve the luck of Alan Sciuto Racing, as more mechanical problems hindered the team's performance through most of Saturday at the JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Stadium.J Braking problems resurfaced for the team, as driver Alan Sciuto kept suffering nearly uncontrollable rear lockup in his Swift .016. The heavy bumps in the braking zones of the JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Stadium amplify braking problems, but the team solved that problem for the afternoon's qualifying session.

The afternoon session saw improvement for the team, as Sciuto wheeled his car up to a 9th place starting position, marking the first time in the weekend he had broken into the top 10. Although he admits the setup on his car wasn't as optimized as it could have been, he is confident that the team is back on the right track and will finish better than their P9 starting position.

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"It's disappointing that we keep having mechanical issues with the car. It's cost us a lot of track time this weekend --in yesterday's practice meant we only got five laps on track before qualifying.

"Once we got a handle on our braking problems, we were able to put a setup on the car for the first time and finally got a chance to go for a decent time. We really didn't get the setup right, but we came in, made some changes, and found four-tenths of a second. It wasn't quite what we wanted, but given all the challenges that we've had this weekend, we're happy.

"I'm excited for tomorrow. We're pretty fast in a couple of sections that should help us make some passes during tomorrow's race. The guys did a great job to get the car working right and we'll get them a good finish tomorrow."

-credit: asr

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alan Sciuto