CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Conquest Racing Saturday report

LONG BEACH, CA-- APRIL 9, 2005 : MI-JACK Conquest Racing drivers; Nelson Philippe on his second season with the MJCR, qualified 15th and Andrew Ranger on his first season with Champ Car and MJCR, qualified 16th for The Toyota Grand Prix of Long ...

LONG BEACH, CA-- APRIL 9, 2005 : MI-JACK Conquest Racing drivers; Nelson Philippe on his second season with the MJCR, qualified 15th and Andrew Ranger on his first season with Champ Car and MJCR, qualified 16th for The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Nelson Philippe(Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #34)

Nelson said: "15th, that's no really good and I'm not happy. I could not get more out of my car, Andrew and I have similar set-up and neither of us could get more. Two seconds of the pole is a lot, if it was one second, I would not be that disappointed. In Long Beach is hard to pass and to start 15th makes it more difficult. In the long run, the car is good, so I have a good car for the race and we will work on the strategy, pit stops and hope for the best."

Andrew Ranger(Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #27)

Andrew said: "In the morning, I had a problem with the rear of the car and we fixed. Now, for qualifying I had a problem with the front, every time that I put speed on the corners, the front will not take it and it is pushing to the wall. Yesterday I had a very good car and I qualified 7th, but today it was so so. I will work with the engineers tonight; I'm starting 16th and I need a better car for tomorrow."

-mjcr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger
Teams Conquest Racing