CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston: Conquest Racing Friday report

Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Zwolsman and Ranger, to start 11th and 13th at Grand Prix of Houston Houston, Texas, May 12, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Champ Car Team took part in final qualifying for the inaugural Grand Prix ...

Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Zwolsman and Ranger, to start 11th and 13th at Grand Prix of Houston

Houston, Texas, May 12, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Champ Car Team took part in final qualifying for the inaugural Grand Prix of Houston today. After a demanding day yesterday, both drivers were able to improve their lap times in today's final round placing themselves 11th and 13th on the starting grid. Rookie Charles Zwolsman ended the session in 11th place with a lap time of 59.385 seconds, his best start this season. Andrew Ranger took the 13th spot on the grid after posting a lap of 59.740 seconds. The race starts at 8 p.m. local tomorrow night.

Charles Zwolsman #34 GoldenPalace.com Casino

"Qualifying was good for us and we were able to improve our position from yesterday. We made some changes to the car and it panned out in the right direction. We have been chipping away at it all weekend and finding little bits of time, it is getting better every time we go out there. Tomorrow should be an interesting race. The start will be very important, especially from our starting position, because the first corner is very tight. It will be a long physical race and we will do our best to pick up some places and finish in the lead pack."

Andrew Ranger #27 Tide / Mi-Jack

"We had problems this morning in the practice session, I hit a bump while shifting and something on the left rear broke. The Conquest team did a great job to fix it and to get me back on track but we already had lost a lot of time. During qualifying I was able to improve my times every time out, so I am very happy with that and the car is getting better and better. Tomorrow will be a long race and the start will be extremely important. We will have to be careful, I have a feeling we might see a repeat of the start in Long Beach."

-mjcr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman
Teams Conquest Racing