Daytona 24: Vision Racing Thursday report

Vision Racing Qualifies Nineteenth In First Rolex 24 At Daytona DAYTONA, Fla. -- Vision Racing driver, Tomas Scheckter, drove Vision Racing and their No. 00 Porsche Crawford Daytona Prototype in the team's first-ever qualifying attempt for the...

Vision Racing Qualifies Nineteenth In First Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla. -- Vision Racing driver, Tomas Scheckter, drove Vision Racing and their No. 00 Porsche Crawford Daytona Prototype in the team's first-ever qualifying attempt for the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve today. Maneuvering the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course, Scheckter was able to notch nineteenth in qualifying for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

In the open practice prior to qualifying, Scheckter managed a 17th place run, while two of his four teammates in Ed Carpenter and Stephan Gregoire, joined him in today's opening and wet practice session to score the 12th quickest time.

Practice for the Rolex 24 at Daytona resumes this evening at 6:30 p.m. (ET) where team drivers Tony George, A.J. Foyt IV, Carpenter and Gregoire will take to the cockpit. Engines will fire again on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 for practice starting at 9:00 a.m. Television coverage will begin Saturday, January 27th at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Fox. Coverage will continue periodically during the race on Speed Channel.

Tomas Scheckter On Qualifying and Practice:
"Overall, our qualifying run wasn't bad, but it was a little disappointing. I didn't get a chance for a real good run because of a crash that left debris on a lot of the track. Despite any issues in qualifying, I am happy that the car came back in one piece so that my teammates, Ed, Tony, A.J., and Stephan can get in it this afternoon and get some good laps in before the race on Saturday."

Ed Carpenter On Practice:
"This morning was our first time driving in the wet conditions so it was good to get out there and see what the car would do, but we really didn't get to go all out. We just wanted to try it because there's always a chance we could have similar conditions in the race and you want to be prepared for that. Tonight will be my first real shot at driving in dry conditions so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do."

-credit: vision racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , A.J. Foyt IV , Tony George , Ed Carpenter