Watkins Glen II: CGR no. 02 qualifying report

WAGNER WIGGLES THROUGH DP TRAFFIC BUT WEIGHS IN NINTH AFTER WATKINS GLEN QUALIFIER WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2005) -- New Century Mortgage Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' Cort Wagner qualified ninth for tomorrow's CompUSA 200 at...

WAGNER WIGGLES THROUGH DP TRAFFIC BUT WEIGHS IN NINTH AFTER WATKINS GLEN QUALIFIER

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 11, 2005) -- New Century Mortgage Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' Cort Wagner qualified ninth for tomorrow's CompUSA 200 at Watkins Glen International as terrible traffic and two track stoppages slowed the California native around the 2.45-mile circuit.

After carding a best time of 1:09.505 (126.897mph) on New York's "Thunder Road", Wagner explained that a clear lap could have unearthed the true potential of the no.02 New Century Mortgage Lexus-Riley.

"It was just a matter of traffic and time today," said Wagner, who finished fifth in the Rolex Series' first trip to The Glen earlier this year in the 6 Hour event. "We were held up so many times I just couldn't believe it. We didn't have any luck as far as timing either, as they had to stop the session twice in just a 15 minute segment. I think we lost four minutes of qualifying at the end, but our car is at least as strong as that of our teammates (Diaz and Pruett) who ran fourth."

Fans of New Century Mortgage Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates can catch the no.02 New Century Mortgage Lexus-Riley in action at the CompUSA 200 in Watkins Glen, N.Y., tomorrow night at 10:00 pm ET (Tape Delay, SPEED Channel). Follow the team's progress throughout the race weekend by logging on to the Rolex Sports Car Series website at www.grandamerican.com for free live timing, and keep up with the team's successes throughout the 2005 season by logging onto the official website at www.chipganassiracing.com for news, features, photos and much more.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates , Cort Wagner
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing