Originally-From: Burnsgroup@aol.com SunTrust Racing Starts on Front Row Again at VIR Alton, Virginia (October 2, 2004) - The SunTrust Racing team will start from the front row for Sunday's VIR 400 presented by SunTrust, the tenth round of the...
SunTrust Racing Starts on Front Row Again at VIR
Alton, Virginia (October 2, 2004) - The SunTrust Racing team will start from the front row for Sunday's VIR 400 presented by SunTrust, the tenth round of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. This will be the fourth consecutive start from second on the grid, with two of those being set by point standings. The No. 10 SunTrust Racing team has started from the front row six other times this season, including from the pole at the Six Hours of the Glen in June.
Series point leaders Max Papis and Scott Pruett, in the No. 01 CompUSA Lexus Riley, will start from the pole position. Papis' time was 1:45.447 at 111.639 mph. Taylor clocked a 1:46.210 at 110.837 mph. Currently, the SunTrust Racing No. 10 team trails the No. 01 CompUSA team by eight points in the Rolex championship.
Wayne Taylor (starting driver) - "We wanted to get out first so we'd be ahead of the traffic. Being the first car out today meant we were the first to hit the oil spots left from the previous qualifying classes, so I'm afraid I was not that affective. The front row is a good place to start though, but it only counts at the checkered flag."
Max Angelelli - "The car is good and we have a good set-up. Traffic is going to be the problem at this race. It will be difficult to pass."
Friday Practice Session #1: The SunTrust Racing team posted the fastest time with a 1:45.547 at 111.533 mph with Max Angelelli at the wheel. Friday Practice Session #2: Angelelli again clocked a 1:45.975 at 111.083 mph, fastest overall in the session.
Saturday Practice Session #3: The SunTrust Racing team, with Wayne Taylor at the wheel, clocked the second fastest time at 1:45.928, 111.132 mph.
The VIR 400 presented by SunTrust is a 400 kilometer/77-lap or two-hour and 45-minute time limit race and will be televised at 12:00 p.m. on Speed Channel.