CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: Conquest Racing Friday report

BOTH MI-JACK CONQUEST CARS IN TOP-TEN ON PROVISIONAL GRID Denver, Colorado, August 11, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team qualified both cars in the top-ten today during the first round of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Denver sponsored...

BOTH MI-JACK CONQUEST CARS IN TOP-TEN ON PROVISIONAL GRID

Denver, Colorado, August 11, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team qualified both cars in the top-ten today during the first round of qualifying for the Grand Prix of Denver sponsored by Bridgestone. Charles Zwolsman put in a lap of 1:01.644 putting him in ninth place on the provisional starting grid for Sunday's race. His teammate Andrew Ranger followed right behind in tenth with a lap of 1:01.724. Like other drivers, both Conquest teammates were caught out on track when a couple of red flags stopped the session, making it difficult for them to put in a good run. However they were able in the second half of the session to register their fastest times of the day, making it the first time this season that both cars qualify in the top-ten at the same time. Zwolsman and Ranger will be back out tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. eastern for the final round of qualifying.

9th - Charles Zwolsman #34 Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"It's very slippery out there, and it was difficult in the beginning to get a lap in because everybody was spinning and causing reds, but at the end, I was able to put one quick lap in and it was good enough for ninth. I'm happy with that, we just have to keep on working and try to maintain our position tomorrow."

10th- Andrew Ranger #27 Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"It was hard to get a good momentum going at the start of the qualifying session because of all the red flags. I did three laps and had to come in because of a red flag, then I went back out but only put in one lap before the red came out again. Finally at the end we were able to get a series of laps in and I ended the session in tenth. I'm always aiming for a top-ten in qualifying so I have to be satisfied with today's result but we will try to do better tomorrow."

--credit: conquest racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman
Teams Conquest Racing