MICHEL JOURDAIN JR. ( ...
MICHEL JOURDAIN JR. (#9 Gigante Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "The car was great from the moment we rolled it off the truck this morning. The Gigante Team Rahal guys really gave me a good car this weekend. I was a little surprised with how much speed I was able to get through the corners. I really liked the new aero package and what we're able to do out there. Of course this is only practice, but I'm really excited about what we can do here this weekend." (On racing at night) "Everybody from CART and the lighting guys did a great job. It wasn't like racing at night. It was like racing at noon our there. I think everybody's going to be excited to see what we can do out there Saturday."
PAUL TRACY (#3 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "We're pretty happy. I mean, I brushed the wall, which wasn't good, but we saved some tires for tomorrow, so I'm pretty happy with the car on fresh tires. I mean, we only ran under half the session, so the car is pretty good. It took guys a long time to beat my time, so I think if we can improve the car tomorrow, we'll be pretty strong. It feels good (to run under the lights). There's no problem with the lights at all, and I'm pretty happy with the job that they've done here. We could probably use a couple more lights here and there, but overall I think they've done a good job."
PATRICK CARPENTIER (#32 Player's/Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone): "The car was a lot better tonight than this afternoon. I'm pretty happy with the setup we had tonight. At the end there, we put on a new set of tires for qualifying just in case we can't run tomorrow in afternoon's practice session because of rain. As far as the lights go, it's pretty good. It's quite different than what I'm used to. You definitely don't see as clearly, but I still really like it. It was a good first time."