CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi: PWR qualifying report

Scott Dixon will start the Bridgestone 500 15th on the grid while teammate Oriol Servia will start at the back. Motegi, Japan - Scott Dixon will start Saturday's Bridgestone Potenza 500 15th on the grid after qualifying this afternoon on the ...

Scott Dixon will start the Bridgestone 500 15th on the grid while teammate Oriol Servia will start at the back.

Motegi, Japan - Scott Dixon will start Saturday's Bridgestone Potenza 500 15th on the grid after qualifying this afternoon on the 1.5-mile oval at Twin Ring Motegi. Dixon turned a fast lap of 26.502 seconds (210.278mph)

Teammate Oriol Servia will start 20th on Saturday in his third start with PWR Championship Racing. Servia posted a fast lap of 26.951 seconds (206.775mph) and unfortunately will start at the back of the grid.

Scott Dixon (#7 PWR Toyota Lola Bridgestone) - "We struggled a lot with understeer and we have over the last few days," said Dixon. "I think it will be a good car for the race, so we probably won't change the set-up too much. The balance is a little off, but for the race it should be right on. I just need to be careful, especially at the start. We'll see what happens - it's a long race and hopefully we'll gain some spots early on."

Oriol Servia (#17 PWR Toyota Lola Bridgestone) - "Obviously qualifying didn't go too well for us and starting and the back is not good," said Servia. "We've been struggling with the car all week - it's had a lot of push and we just haven't found the right solution. Fortunately, we have more time to work on the car and hopefully we'll find the problem. It's a long race and anything can happen."

The Bridgestone Potenza 500 will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on SPEED Channel beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 27. Today's qualifying session will air at 2:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26 and CART Friday Night will air at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26. Live timing and scoring is available for all sessions, as well as a live audio feed for Saturday's qualifying session and Sunday's race, at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Oriol Servia