CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Forsythe Racing Friday report

Tracy Fifth, Dominguez Sixth Provisionally for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach LONG BEACH, California -- April 13th, 2007 -- The Forsythe Duo of Paul Tracy and Mario Dominguez were back on track today for the opening day of the Toyota Grand Prix...

Tracy Fifth, Dominguez Sixth Provisionally for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, California -- April 13th, 2007 -- The Forsythe Duo of Paul Tracy and Mario Dominguez were back on track today for the opening day of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Round two of the 2007 Champ Car World Series Season. The day started on a high note as Mexico's Mario Dominguez turned the second quickest lap of the morning practice session, but the Forsythe Team was not able to carry the speed and momentum into provisional qualifying. Tracy was sidelined halfway through the session due to mechanical problems and was never able to use his Bridgestone Red "Alternate" Potenzas, his quick lap of 1m08.573s placed him fifth on the grid provisionally. Dominguez struggled with handling issues during the hot California afternoon and only managed to locate his #7 Telmex/Banca Mifel Champ Car in the sixth position provisionally with a lap of 1m08.708s.

Paul Tracy Qualified Fifth on Provisional Grid

"Well it was kind of a disappointing day for us to be honest. We just haven't been able to get the car to handle very well. During morning practice it was pretty bad and we made a lot of changes, so it got better for qualifying but still not enough. As we were going out for our second qualifying stint something failed in the gearbox and we were done, so we never really got a good run on new tires. I don't think we would've been quick enough for pole today but I'm pretty sure we could've gotten into the Top-3."

Mario Dominguez Qualified Sixth on Provisional Grid

"We were very good this morning, second quickest, we decided to make some changes to the car but I think we underestimated the weather changes a little bit so unfortunately we weren't able to go much quicker. But we are very confident, we are still learning the new car and we gathered quite a bit today of data today, we know what we have to do to get back to where we were and I'm pretty sure that we'll be back up front tomorrow during qualifying.

-credit: fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Mario Dominguez