VISTEON PANOZ RACING TEAM PRESS NOTES PRACTICE SESSIONS USRRC SPORTS CAR EXTRAVAGANZA MIAMI-DADE HOMESTEAD MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX Friday, May 15, 1998 The Visteon Panoz Racing Team had a very good day in today's practice sessions, setting the...
VISTEON PANOZ RACING TEAM PRESS NOTES
USRRC SPORTS CAR EXTRAVAGANZA MIAMI-DADE HOMESTEAD MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX
Friday, May 15, 1998
The Visteon Panoz Racing Team had a very good day in today's practice sessions, setting the fastest time in the GT1 class in both the morning and afternoon. In the afternoon session the car was second fastest overall with a time of 1:17.162 at 103.1MPH. The #4 Visteon Panoz GTR-1 is running strong and the Visteon Panoz Racing Team is ready for qualifying tomorrow morning.
Andy Wallace, #4 Visteon Panoz GTR-1 (afternoon session):
"In the afternoon practice session, we were constantly making changes to the Visteon Panoz to fine tune it to this track. It's a bit slippery out there, but the Michelin tires were very good to keep us on track. We'll be ready for qualifying tomorrow." Doc Bundy, #4 Visteon Panoz GTR-1 (morning session):
"The car is very good. It's been a while since I've driven it, and it's amazing how good the Visteon Panoz is getting to be. In the first session out, it was very quick, and I was being a bit conservative."
Bundy on the "comedy" traffic school he attended last night after receiving a ticket on his way to the airport from the 1998 12 Hours at Sebring:
"It was called the 'Improv Comedy Traffic School', and it was taught by stand-up comedians. It was very entertaining. To begin, the instructor/comedian went around the room and asked everybody's name, occupation, and why they were there. When I told the class what I did, I was expecting to get nailed by the instructor, but his reply was, 'Oh, cool! I had a boat racer in here last week.' The other people in the class just went 'ooooooh!' and expected me to have the highest fine. The guy who was caught doing 145 on his motorcycle took the cake on that one. To end the class we had a test that was set up like a game show called 'Highway Feud'. My group, named 'Step on it Velma!' after a line in the movie 'Bonnie and Clyde', won -- we missed only one question."