CHAMPCAR/CART: Moreno crashes heavily in Michigan morning practice

Roberto Moreno crashed heavily into a tire wall at Turn 2 at Michigan, bringing out the red flags, and eventually halting the first practice session before the session was even half completed. Moreno was conscious in the car, but was carried on...

Roberto Moreno crashed heavily into a tire wall at Turn 2 at Michigan, bringing out the red flags, and eventually halting the first practice session before the session was even half completed.

Moreno was conscious in the car, but was carried on a stretcher to the infield medical center. He was examined and found fit to continue practice in the afternoon; however, the tire wall repairs took too long to allow CART to continue the practice session.

Drivers sat in their cars or stood around on the pit row, but were unable to get any additional practice laps on the two-mile superspeedway.

Moreno had been fourth on the timesheets when he crashed, but almost half a second down on the leading Lola-Ford of Kenny Brack, who clocked in a lap of 31.809 seconds, as compared to Moreno's 32.264.

The two Team Player's Reynard-separated Brack and Moreno, with Patrick Carpentier at 31.917, and Alex Tagliani just a tenth further back at 32.094.

Last year's polesitter, Paul Tracy, was well back in 14th place at 32.778.

Practice continues at 1:15 PM today, and the qualifying session for the 500-mile race is set for noon on Saturday.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Alex Tagliani , Paul Tracy , Kenny Brack