CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Conquest Racing Saturday report

Long Beach, California, Friday, April 14, 2007 -- New Zealand driver Matt Halliday driving for Conquest Racing jumped up to 12th position from yesterday's 17th position in the second round of qualifying in Long Beach this afternoon. After meeting...

Long Beach, California, Friday, April 14, 2007 -- New Zealand driver Matt Halliday driving for Conquest Racing jumped up to 12th position from yesterday's 17th position in the second round of qualifying in Long Beach this afternoon. After meeting with his 42 Below fans earlier in the day, Halliday remained focused and managed to improve his position. As a rookie to Champ Car this season, Halliday is adjusting well to the street circuit and building more confidence in his team.

12th Matt Halliday #42 42 Below Cosworth/DPO1/Bridgestone

"We had good control of the car today and it was the best we have run on a street circuit so far. We found some direction with the setup and if we find another half of a second, we will be able to fight harder for a top position. I feel confident going into tomorrow's race and I think we have a good chance to get some good points."

42 Below with continue their on-site activities tomorrow at the Conquest paddock with t-shirt give-a-ways and photo opportunities. The Grand Prix of Long Beach will begin tomorrow at 1pm local time and will be televised live on NBC.

-credit: cr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Matt Halliday
Teams Conquest Racing