Iowa: FAZZT Race Team race report

Alex Tagliani on the Iowa Corn Indy 250: "Well, it was exactly what I was saying yesterday that the biggest challenge in today's race was going to be getting the car consistent over the full run. We started the race consistent but as the runs...

Alex Tagliani on the Iowa Corn Indy 250:

"Well, it was exactly what I was saying yesterday that the biggest challenge in today's race was going to be getting the car consistent over the full run. We started the race consistent but as the runs went on the balance of the car went away and we picked up understeer. In the first stop we made a tire pressure adjustment and it helped for a while but then the balance would go away again. That was the biggest downfall of the whole race. So we were continually chasing the car and the balance today. This is a difficult track because as you try to adjust the balance you start to lose in other areas and you just keep dropping back. I do feel like we learned a little bit today about what the car needs so we will take that information and put it in our file for next year. Now we will look forward to getting back on track at Watkins Glen."

Rob Edwards on the Iowa Corn Indy 250:

"It was a long day but it was great that we got the race in today with the forecast having been at a 70% chance of rain. I was told before I came today that the fans come out in force for this event at Iowa and they definitely did today. For ourselves, we learned a lot that will benefit us when we come back to Iowa next year and will also help for the remaining ovals this season. My message to Alex and the team before every race is to maximize their efforts and get as many points as we can and we got valuable points today for the championship. Now we're looking forward to getting back to the shop and getting to work on the cars for the upcoming road course portion of the season."

-source: fazzt

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani
Teams FAZZT Race Team