Long Beach: PCM Friday practice session notes

Pacific Coast Motorsports Friday Practice notes from Long Beach. - The 20th anniversary of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach got underway with a 30-minute CART Toyota Atlantic Championship practice session. - The session began under overcast...

Pacific Coast Motorsports Friday Practice notes from Long Beach.

- The 20th anniversary of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach got underway with a 30-minute CART Toyota Atlantic Championship practice session.

- The session began under overcast skies and cool conditions.

- Early in the session the track is quite slick, as it used as city roads until late Thursday evening.

- As the session progressed, Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Alex Figge steadily posted quicker laps.

- By the midway point in the session, Figge has posted the third fastest time.

- Just past the midway point of the session, Figge entered the pits to make adjustments to the car.

- After making the changes, Figge re-enters the session with just over five minutes remaining.

- As Figge is in the process of setting his fastest lap, the red flag is shown for car spinning and stalling on course.

- The session resumes with field only able to complete one lap prior to the checkered flag being waved.

- At the end of the session, Figge is eighth quickest, with a lap of 1:19.326 (89.312 MPH).

- The first of two qualifying session for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach begins, Friday at 1:45 p.m. (PT).

"I just need a few more laps," said Figge. "The car was good right from the start. We came into to make few changes, but the red flag came out before I could I get a lap in. I'm looking forward to qualifying."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Figge