IRL: St. Louis: Honda Racing Saturday report

Brack qualifies on the front row at Gateway Kenny Brack led all Honda-powered qualifiers at Gateway International Raceway and will start Sunday's Emerson Indy 250 from the outside of the front row in his Team Rahal Honda. The 37-year-old Swede...

Brack qualifies on the front row at Gateway

Kenny Brack led all Honda-powered qualifiers at Gateway International Raceway and will start Sunday's Emerson Indy 250 from the outside of the front row in his Team Rahal Honda. The 37-year-old Swede posted an average speed of 175.77 mph around the 1.25-mile Gateway oval, equaling his best previous IRL qualifying effort, recorded at Disney World Speedway in 1998. It also is the seventh time this season that Brack has qualified in the top ten.

Andretti Green Racing teammates Tony Kanaan and Bryan Herta also had strong qualifying runs today, with Kanaan, the former series points leader, turning the third fastest time of the day, just a tenth of a mile an hour behind Brack. Herta will start from the outside of the third row after turning an average speed of 174.66 mph.

Rookie star Roger Yasukawa will start ninth for Super Aguri Fernandez Racing, while Dan Wheldon in the third Andretti Green entry and Greg Ray will line up 12th and 13th, respectively.

Sunday's 250-mile race starts at 3 p.m. EDT, with live coverage on ABC television and the Indy Racing Radio Network.

Kenny Brack (#15 Pioneer/Miller Lite/Team Rahal Honda) Qualified 2nd:

"It was a good lap for us. You need a really well balanced car here, because you are lifting off in the corners and changing gears. So you have to have both a good car, and do it right, and today we did. We had a very good test here a couple of weeks ago. I think it was our best test of the season and everything started to come together for us. This year has been a non-stop learning curve for us. You need to find hundredths, or even thousandths, of a second to do well, and that is just so difficult. Obviously, we still have the race to run, but so far, so good."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Greg Ray , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Kenny Brack , Dan Wheldon , Roger Yasukawa