Portland: Conquest Racing Saturday notes

SECOND CONSECUTIVE POLE POSITION FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING AND GRAHAM RAHAL, RYAN LEWIS TO START FOURTH Portland, Oregon, June 17, 2006 -- Mi-Jack Conquest Racing scored their second straight pole position today when Graham Rahal lead ...

SECOND CONSECUTIVE POLE POSITION FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING AND GRAHAM RAHAL, RYAN LEWIS TO START FOURTH

Portland, Oregon, June 17, 2006 -- Mi-Jack Conquest Racing scored their second straight pole position today when Graham Rahal lead final round of qualifying for the Trinity Carpet 100k race. After setting a new track record in Monterrey, Mexico nearly a month ago, Graham Rahal repeated his exploit in Portland with a lap of 1:04.628. Participating in his first Champ Car Atlantic race this weekend, Rahal's teammate, Ryan Lewis also put in an impressive performance. The British driver registered a lap time of 1:05.083 good for fourth place on the starting grid for tomorrow's race which starts at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Graham Rahal #18 Gehl Company

"I'm happy to be on pole again. The car felt good and I knew I could get more out of it. At the end the car wasn't quite right and we were just hanging on but it worked out to our advantage. Everything has just been going well since the beginning of the season and hopefully it will continue tomorrow. (About winning here in the past in go-karts and Star Mazda) I don't know what it is about Portland but something has been treating me perfectly here and I hope it continues!"

Ryan Lewis #30 Insport

"I'm very happy to be inside the top-five. That's what I aimed for initially when I came here. Obviously I would have been happier to be in the front. I think there is a lot more time in the car but I made a couple of mistakes and encountered a bit of traffic but I believe we have a good car for the race and we will see how it goes tomorrow."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Graham Rahal , Ryan Lewis
Teams Conquest Racing