DREYER & REINBOLD RACING CONTINUES MOMENTUM IN PRACTICE FOR THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
Indianapolis, IN (May 19, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing drivers, Mike Conway (No. 24 Dad's Root Beer), Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), Tomas Scheckter (No. 23 Mona Vie), and Ana Beatriz (No. 25 Ipiranga) continued their momentum today. The quartet maintained their progress from yesterday for the fourth day of practice for this year's 94th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Today was all about teamwork for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. The four drivers worked diligently together and continued to chip away at the race setup. As the day progressed, they were able to start preparing the cars for this weekend's qualifying.
Wilson, in the No. 22 Z-Line Designs car, was the fastest of the four with a speed of 224.302 miles per hour. He logged a total of 35 laps, putting him 16th overall. Rookie Beatriz, in the No. 25 Ipiranga car, had a very successful day. The Brazilian completed 48 laps recording a top speed of 224.302 mph, making her 17th quickest for the session and the fastest rookie and female driver for the day.
Conway in the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer chassis, logged 49 laps with a best of 223.719 mph, which put him in 23rd position. Scheckter, in the No. 23 Mona Vie machine, clocked a 223.443 mph and was 26th among the 35 drivers on track. The South African driver completed 46 laps today.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will be on track tomorrow from noon until 6:00 pm for day five of practice for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500. For more updates on the team, please visit www.dreyerreinboldracing.com.
What they have to say about practice for the Indianapolis 500:
Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "Today the car felt great. It has been the same as the last few days. It feels nice and balanced and easy to drive. We just trimmed it out so that we could get closer to the edge. We got some quick times. We did one time with a slight tow and came back in and made some slight adjustments. We went back out on a completely clear track and almost matched it within a tenth of a mile an hour. We did a 224.1 mph on our own with nobody around us, so I think that is a good time and will put us in good shape. If we can keep that kind of momentum maybe we can sneak into the high 24's by the time we get to qualifying."
Tomas Scheckter, No.23 Mona Vie: "The car feels alright. We are still working on a couple of things. It seems like we had the same amount of speed that we had yesterday. This afternoon we got back out there and did more race runs. So far, everything has been going according to plan and hopefully we can put it all together for tomorrow."
Mike Conway, No. 24 Dad's Root Beer: "We made some good changes to the car. Today was another steady day. Every step that we went to seemed to improve the car, which was a good thing. We have another couple of steps to try again and then we should have a good car for the race and for qualifying. Tomorrow we will go for qualifying times and see what we have. Overall, I think all four of our cars are pretty close and step by step each car is getting better and better and we keep learning a lot from each other. Tonight we will get together and see what we come up with, but I think we will be good for tomorrow."
Ana Beatriz, No. 25 Ipiranga: "I think that we were pretty productive for today. We only have two sets of tires per day and we had to plan on what we were going to do. We had a good first session and in the second session we changed some things. Some of it worked and some didn't, but that means we are progressing and finding things. Tomorrow, hopefully we can find a little bit more speed."