Road America post race driver quotes

POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES FROM ROAD AMERICA ...

POST RACE DRIVER QUOTES FROM ROAD AMERICA

#32 ALEX BARRON (Lynx Racing-Victory Circle Racing/Red Line Oil) "On the start, my car seemed to hook up pretty good with no wheelspin, so I was able to go between polesitter Chuck West and the wall. Getting into first was the key to my race because when you're behind someone in the rain, you can't see. It also helped me on the re-starts. Mid- way into the race, it started to dry out a little bit, and the line kept getting wider and wider. The team put a great setup on my car, just before we pushed it onto the grid and it felt really comfortable to drive in the rain. My battery warning light came on during the final yellow flag so it was a good thing the race ended when it did." (Peter Frey)

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#14 CHUCK WEST (World Speed Motorsports-Red Line Oil/Martini Sunglasses/Harvest Group) "Well, this is pretty typical of the season. We had a great "dry" car, but it had to rain. I spun the wheels on the start and the car was a handful. It was so slick, I couldn't believe it." (Pam Morey)

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#10 MARK TAGUE (World Speed Motorsports-Altec/Liaison Software Co.) "That was ugly! We had a lot of challenges coming into the race, but got that out of our system. I did a 360 in Turn one on the start, looked up, grabbed a gear and went on my way. Just happy to be in one piece!" (Pam Morey)

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#78 DAVID RUTLEDGE (B.D.J.S.-Flemming Financial/Keg Caesar's) "I think I've proven I can compete in this Series, in the dry. But in the rain, I have no experience with these cars. Today, to finish in the rain was the main thing. I'm very happy with the result." (Scott Brownrigg)

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#85 STEVE KNAPP (P-1 Racing-Manheim Auctions/ICG/Miller Milling Co.) "The track wasn't too slick on the dry line, so I was using that line just about everywhere, whether I was trying to pass someone or not. Lazzaro had a little too much wheelspin so I got along side of him, and everything worked out well for me. My team did a pretty good job and I really have to thank them. They deserve this more than I do. I wish I could have done better for them, but this is great progress for us."

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#43 JOAO BARBOSA (RDS Motorsports-Toyota Portugal/Sega of Portugal/Caetano Buses) "I really enjoyed driving on this track. I didn't try racing in the rain that much. The team did a great job getting the car ready for the rain. I only wish I had had more laps in the race. I am not very good at braking at that part of the track (the carousel) I had to go by instinct to figure out where to brake."

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#33 BERTRAND GODIN (Player's Forsythe Racing Team-Player's/Indeck) "The start was like magic. I passed cars everywhere, even on the outside. I got three in the first turn, two in the second and another on the straightaway. If the race had lasted a little longer, or if there had been less cautions I'm sure that we would have been on the podium. Before the first yellow, I had found the rhythm I wanted, and things were going well even though visibility was at a minimum. In fact, it was so bad, I had to look at the side of the track for reference points." (Francois Cartier)

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#66 ALEXANDRE TAGLIANI (Player's Forsythe Racing Team-Player's/Indeck) "With the weekend we've had up to now, the rain has been a godsend even though it brought about a lot of traffic. My car was slow in the straights, but good in turns, and this paid off. Gaining ten positions in four laps on green was a lot of fun. We're going to try to get testing time before Vancouver to solve our power problem, and we should be in great shape." (Francois Cartier)

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#35 DAVID POOK (B.D.J.S.-HYPE Energy Drink/Budweiser) "It was a wet and wild race. The conditions were very difficult. We chose a set up that would work in the wet and also if it dried off a little bit. We made aerodynamic adjustments, but we didn't anticipate it being this extremely wet. Nevertheless I picked up a few positions on the start and ran sixth for a while. The conditions were very difficult. I had trouble putting power down, exiting the corners - I got a lot of wheel spin. An unfortunate mistake cost me six positions in turn six, when I went off course. I was coming up on a car that didn't have a rain light. By the time I saw it, it was pretty late, and I hit the brakes too hard and went off. It took a while to get back on because I was up against a curb. I wish I could have done better for the guys on the team and for Budweiser and Hype and Long Beach. At least we were able to bring the car home in one piece, but it wasn't the finish I was hoping. I am looking forward to Vancouver, hopefully we broke the mechanical jinx." (Sabina Clemens)

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                                That"s a wrap from Road America!
        

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Series Atlantic
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