CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: RuSPORT Saturday report

RuSPORT pilots A.J. Allmendinger and Justin Wilson each collected their 8th top-ten qualification in today's final qualifying round for tomorrow's Centrix Grand Prix of Denver. Allmendinger led the Denver-based team with his lap 59.938...

RuSPORT pilots A.J. Allmendinger and Justin Wilson each collected their 8th top-ten qualification in today's final qualifying round for tomorrow's Centrix Grand Prix of Denver. Allmendinger led the Denver-based team with his lap 59.938 (99.523-mph) in the #10 Western Union machine. Teammate Wilson followed right behind in the #9 Intel car with his time of 59.962 (99.483-mph). Their effort today marked two of six drivers to post times under one minute. The RuSPORT pair continues their championship chase when the green flag drops for the Grand Prix of Denver Sunday at 1:45 PM (MT). Coverage of the race can be seen live on SPEED Channel starting at 3:00 PM (ET).

Justin Wilson

"Today was okay. We made some improvements to the car and they worked, but we didn't manage to better our starting position for tomorrow. I'm alright with it though because we're going to tweak a few more things and the Intel car will be ready to race. I'm looking forward to bringing back our first win in our hometown."

A.J. Allmendinger

"Fourth is a great result for the situation. We made some big changes after practice, including some weight distribution changes, and today really goes to my crew because they worked so fast to get those things done and get us back out there. I think the Western Union car is solid for tomorrow and Justin is going to have to settle for second!"

Jeremy Dale, Team President

"We're kind of frustrated with Justin's result. He had a small mechanical failure and the car slipped out of gear on what likely would have been his fastest lap. With that in mind, we'll settle for fifth. A.J. just drove his heart out. The car is not where he'd like it to be, but he definitely got 100% out of it. The Intel and Western Union crews are going to make some final adjustments and the RuSPORT team should have two solid cars for our home race tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger