Jakes and Lloyd Look Toward Taming the Milwaukee Mile
Alex Lloyd, driver of the #19 Boy Scouts of America car, turned in his best qualifying performance on the season with a 167.162 mph two lap average and will start 14th in Sunday’s running of the Milwaukee Mile 225.
“We had a good day,” Lloyd said. “The #19 Boy Scouts of America car had a good qualifying run today. With some luck and a good race strategy. I think we can pull off a top-10 finish tomorrow.”
Lloyd has proved he can drive at the famed Milwaukee Mile as he earned a victory in the Indy Lights Series back in 2007.
“I really love driving at this track,” Lloyd said. “It is a track that you really have to drive, but it is a lot of fun.’
Rookie James Jakes will make just his second oval start in career on Sunday. The 23-year old rookie will start 23rd on the grid, but is very confident for a good finish for the #18 Acorn Stairlifts car.
“The #18 Acorn Stairlifts car’s balance was very good today,” Jakes said. “It’s a long race and anything can happen. I think we are poised for a good finish tomorrow.”
Jakes will try to continue his streak of running at the end of the race, which he has done in five of his six races this season. He has completed 487 of 558 (88%) laps in his rookie season.
-source: dale coyne racing