Hunter-Reay best of Class, Vasser loses fast lap

JIMMY VASSER, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Reynard/Cosworth

*Vasser's fastest time and lap was omitted due to a late session spin that caused a red flag.

Vasser on Qualifying:

"I overcooked it going into the Carasol corner. The car is not terrible, but it is not fantastic either. We're going to be faster tomorrow."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #31 American Spirit/Ford-Reynard/Cosworth

Hunter-Reay on Qualifying:

"Today was a good day all considering I went into qualifying with 11 laps under my belt on this track in a Champ Car and ended up inside the top-ten. We had some issues with the gearing in the second practice session which cost us half the session but the good side of that is that we have an extra set of new tires for the race. I am still learning this track with the Champ Car; I definitely left something in the bag for tomorrow."

Stefan Johansson, Team Owner:

"It was a good run for Ryan today; he was the fastest Reynard, without much time on the track. I am proud of him; he is doing a great job. Jimmy had a really good lap going. Unfortunately, he lost that time as well as his fastest recorded lap. The cars should be quick for tomorrow."

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