GRAHAM RAHAL THIRD AND RYAN LEWIS 16TH IN FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING FOR ATLANTIC RACE IN PORTLAND Portland, Oregon, June 16, 2006 -- The sun was shining when the green flag dropped on the first round of qualifying for the Trinity Carpet 100k at...
GRAHAM RAHAL THIRD AND RYAN LEWIS 16TH IN FIRST ROUND OF QUALIFYING FOR ATLANTIC RACE IN PORTLAND
Portland, Oregon, June 16, 2006 -- The sun was shining when the green flag dropped on the first round of qualifying for the Trinity Carpet 100k at the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland today. Graham Rahal was able to set the third fastest time with a lap of 65.852 and Ryan Lewis put in a lap of 66.449 seconds placing him 16th on the provisional grid before the rain came and put an early end to the Atlantic qualifying session.
Graham Rahal #18 Gehl Company
3rd -- 65.852 seconds
"It was fairly good today but we only got a few laps in. We didn't expect it to rain because it was sunny when we went out but of course the Portland weather lived up to its name, you never know what the weather will be around here. The car is good, qualifying tomorrow should be better. I think we still have a lot more left in it but we still have a lot of work to do though. Pagenaud has been quick everywhere we go and he is the one to catch up to now."
Ryan Lewis #30 Insport
16th -- 66.449 seconds
"Obviously the session didn't last quite as long as I thought it was going to last. Unfortunately it started raining in the first half of the session so I didn't get to put new tires on like the rest of the group. The balance we had on the car was too much understeer and we couldn't match the time we did earlier on today. If we would have matched our time we would have been much further up on the grid. Hopefully it will be dry for tomorrow so I can atleast bump my position up a few places. I wouldn't mind racing in the wet on Sunday because we were the quickest in the rain this morning."