Houston: Walker Racing Saturday notes

MIXED DAY FOR WALKER RACING IN FINAL QUALIFYING Houston, TX (April 21, 2007)- Walker Racing drivers', Swiss rookie Simona De Silvestro and Brit Ryan Lewis both completed today's final qualifying session for the Fast Trac 100 at the Grand Prix of...

MIXED DAY FOR WALKER RACING IN FINAL QUALIFYING

Houston, TX (April 21, 2007)- Walker Racing drivers', Swiss rookie Simona De Silvestro and Brit Ryan Lewis both completed today's final qualifying session for the Fast Trac 100 at the Grand Prix of Houston.

De Silvestro is having better luck as she continues to get more comfortable with her Swift 016a. chassis. Battling with traffic, the Swiss Miss clocked a fast lap time of 1:05.646, putting her 13th on the grid for tomorrow's race.

After a fairly strong warm-up session, Lewis had more difficulty adjusting to the changes made to his car as he sits 17th on the grid after recording a lap of 1:05.845.

What they had to say....

Simona De Silvestro, #5 Miatuon/Mazda/-Cosworth/Swift/Cooper: "We got caught in traffic a little bit at the end and I think we got have gotten a little better lap time if we had a cleaner run. With the car, we are still having a lot of under-steer so we need to fix that for tomorrow. The track is definitely more difficult, but the team is doing a great job and we just keep getting better and better. Each time I get in the car and get more miles I feel more comfortable. Tomorrow we start 13th and the goal is to just finish the race and try to push as much forward as we can."

Ryan Lewis, #15 NCPI Solutions/ Mazda-Cosworth/Swift/Cooper: "Today wasn't the best session for us. The car wasn't as good as it was this morning we made changes to the car and I think we went a little bit in the wrong way. We just needed to get a clear lap in and weren't able to."

Derrick Walker, Owner Walker Racing: "Both cars still had too much under-steer we need to make some bigger steps on curing the under-steer. I don't think the cars are too far off, but it doesn't take very much to be off in Atlantics these days. It only takes a tenth or two and you end up where we are. We are not miles away, but we need to make a bigger step for tomorrow."

-credit: wr

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Lewis