Tough day in the office as Mike Conway suffers from car handling issues at Kentucky Indy 300
London, UK – Monday 3rd October
British IndyCar driver Mike Conway endured a tough day in the office at Kentucky as he suffered with car handling issues as he attempted to make his way through the field.
Qualifying was a chilly affair, with the drivers struggling to get the tyres up to temperature on the cold track. The Andretti Autosport driver struggled with the balance of the car yet successfully posted a time that saw him line up for the race in the sixth row.
Conway dropped back in the opening stages of the race to P25 as it became apparent that the car’s balance issues had not been resolved from qualifying. However as the race continued, the car settled down for Conway and he was able to move gradually back through the field to P20 by half distance and to P18 by the time the checkered flag fell.
"It was a tough day for us. Obviously we wanted to stay where we were at the start but this was difficult at the beginning of the race and we just went backwards. The car eventually settled down for us, but not enough to launch a fight back through the field which made for a really long day;” commented Mike Conway.
Mike Conway heads to Las Vegas on 16th October for the final round of the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series.