Edmonton: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing qualifying report

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Qualifies 11 th and 16 th for the Rexall Edmonton Indy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2009 ) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing continued their strong performance today at the Edmonton City Centre Airport track. Mike ...

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Qualifies 11 th and 16 th for the Rexall Edmonton Indy

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2009 ) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing continued their strong performance today at the Edmonton City Centre Airport track. Mike Conway, pilot of the No. 24 DRR machine, qualified 11 th for the Rexall Edmonton Indy. His teammate, Tomas Scheckter, pilot of the No.23 MonaVie car, will start 16 th for tomorrow's event.

Englishman Mike Conway continued to show that he had the speed. The 25 year old advanced to the second session with ease. Unfortunately, a couple of variables, including traffic, got in the way of allowing him to move on to the fast six. The rookie is making his first appearance at the 1.96 mile street course where he will start 11 th (1:01.9064) on the grid for tomorrow's race.

Tomas Scheckter diligently worked to make it into the fast twelve in qualifying today. After a solid run he wasn't able to make it in the end. Luckily the South African is fully prepared on strategy as he will have two sets of Firestone "red" Alternate tires for tomorrow's race. Scheckter will start 16th (1:02.4280).

Mike Conway, No. 24 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: "The first session was okay. We advanced into the next stage, but then in the second qualifying we just didn't get things right and I didn't get the lap together. We have some work to do tonight, but I'm confident we have a consistent car for tomorrow's race. I'm a little disappointed for the guys that I wasn't able to put a good lap in, but I feel good for the race."

Tomas Scheckter, No. 23 MonaVie: "Today was a little tough. We knew that it was going to be close and we were on for a decent lap and we didn't get it towards the end. We just missed it in the last corner. I just have to thank everyone at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and my MonaVie crew. They gave me a good consistent car. The good thing is we have done some strategy and we have saved two sets of Firestone "red" Alternate tires for the race tomorrow. Hopefully we are in a good position to move forward like we did in Toronto and just keep working at it."

-credit: drr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Mike Conway
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing