CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta returns to the desert.

CART's youngest American driver, Bryan Herta was back in his 2001 Ford/Reynard today, as he completed 138 miles at Phoenix International Raceway. With as many as ten cars testing, Herta's best time matched those of the five fastest cars on...

CART's youngest American driver, Bryan Herta was back in his 2001 Ford/Reynard today, as he completed 138 miles at Phoenix International Raceway.

With as many as ten cars testing, Herta's best time matched those of the five fastest cars on track. With the ambient temperature as high as 72 degrees, Herta was pleased with today's outcome. "We were fortunate today, as we had ideal weather for testing. We had a very good morning, and we were able to get a lot of track time. This afternoon we had a few problems which held us back a bit, but I feel positive overall with the progress we made today."

Herta and his Zakspeed/Forsythe team will return to the one-mile oval tomorrow, with a full schedule. "We still have a lot we would like to accomplish on this test. Tomorrow we will need to make up a bit of time, as we lost some time this afternoon. The team is doing a great job, and the car feels good. I am looking forward to another solid day tomorrow."

-Katie Welch

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bryan Herta
Teams Team Zakspeed