CHAMPCAR/CART: San Jose: Conquest Racing Friday report

San Jose, California, July 28, 2006 -- Andrew Ranger and Charles Zwolsman participated in the first round of qualifying today for the Canary Foundation Grand Prix of San Jose Presented by Taylor Woodrow. The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers placed...

San Jose, California, July 28, 2006 -- Andrew Ranger and Charles Zwolsman participated in the first round of qualifying today for the Canary Foundation Grand Prix of San Jose Presented by Taylor Woodrow. The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers placed themselves 12th and 13th respectively on the provisional grid. The field was very close as the top 13 drivers were within a second of each other. Ranger put in a time of 50.905 seconds while his teammate did a lap of 51.004 seconds. The starting grid will be determined tomorrow during the final round of qualifying which takes place at 2:00 p.m. eastern.

Andrew Ranger #27 MSR Houston Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"It was a little difficult today. This morning and again during qualifying we had problems finding the right balance on the car and that cost us some time. With the field so close together it could have made a big difference but we will study the data tonight and see what we can do tomorrow. (About the track) It is much better than last year, there are still a few bumps, but it's a street course so there is suppose to be some!"

Charles Zwolsman #34 Mi-Jack Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"P13 is no where close to where we were this morning, when we were looking quite good. During qualifying, I didn't get a good lap together with all the red flags and some guys going slow on the track and also a bit of me. I suppose I could have gone about three tenths quicker but still, it is not good enough, it would only have put me in tenth, so we need to find some extra speed. (About the track) It is a big improvement, I'm very impressed with the people who did the work on the track it is very smooth."

-conquest racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman
Teams Conquest Racing