Homestead II: Doran-Lista Racing practice report

Doran-Lista Team Works Hard on Set-up Saturday at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla., Sept. 18 - The Doran-Lista Racing team worked hard on the set-up of the Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus ...

Doran-Lista Team Works Hard on Set-up Saturday at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Sept. 18 - The Doran-Lista Racing team worked hard on the set-up of the Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus #27 during practice sessions Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Didier Theys of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Kelly Collins of Newport Beach, Calif. will drive the car, which won the most recent Rolex series race, in tomorrow's two-hour-and-45-minute Miami 250 Rolex series race. It will start at 11 a.m. and it will be broadcast live on SPEED.

The grid was established by team points, so Collins will start fifth prior to Theys taking over.

The team was 14th in the first practice session Saturday with a 1:19.412 (104.266 mph) and 13th in the afternoon practice session with a 1:18.890 (104.080 mph). It was very hot and humid at Homestead on Saturday but it didn't rain for either session.

The Daytona Prototype field is very close. The fastest car here Saturday, the SunTrust Riley Pontiac #10, had a top time of 1:15.535 (109.618 mph) for the day.

"We changed the set-up from what we had this morning and we improved a little this afternoon," Theys noted. "The handling is more predictable now, I will say that, but we're still not where we want to be.

"The road course hasn't been used for three months; nobody tests in Florida in the summer, so there is no rubber down and the grip level is very poor.

"Kelly [Collins] and I both drove today. I didn't have any problems. Kelly spun once in the entry of turn one but it wasn't his fault; we had just made a change and the car was very loose."

For more information see www.lista.com, www.listaintl.com, www.doranracing.com, www.grandamerican.com and www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com.

-dlr/lm-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Didier Theys , Kelly Collins