CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston: Conquest Racing Friday report

Conquest Racing Halliday Closing In On Top Ten Starting Position Houston, Texas, - The Conquest Racing team is off to a promising start as they ended the first qualifying session this afternoon is Houston in eleventh. The Indianapolis-based...

Conquest Racing Halliday Closing In On Top Ten Starting Position

Houston, Texas, - The Conquest Racing team is off to a promising start as they ended the first qualifying session this afternoon is Houston in eleventh. The Indianapolis-based team has been on the road for two straight weeks but is showing no signs of giving up.

42 BELOW New Zealand native Matt Halliday was seventh near the start of the session but then dropped to a lower position midway through qualifying. After a few red flags due to some debris and disabled cars, Halliday stayed aggressive and just missed a top ten starting position after spinning out on the final lap.

11th Matt Halliday #42 42 Below Cosworth/DPO1/Bridgestone

"I think everyone improved at the end of the session and that is what I did today. We made a big improvement with the car and we have some more balance. We definitely found some direction in Long Beach so the car is much easier to drive. We are only five tenths off of the top four cars so we are in the ball park now. We just need to keep fighting hard and we can move up."

Saturday's qualifying session will take place at 1:30pm local time after a 10:00 am morning practice.

-credit: cr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Matt Halliday
Teams Conquest Racing