Long Beach: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Friday report

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING QUICK DURING PRACTICE IN LONG BEACH Long Beach, CA (April 16, 2010)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was right on the marks during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Coming off of great momentum from the previous...

DREYER & REINBOLD RACING QUICK DURING PRACTICE IN LONG BEACH

Long Beach, CA (April 16, 2010)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was right on the marks during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Coming off of great momentum from the previous road/street circuit events, DRR pilots Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs) and Mike Conway (No. 24 TranSystems), proved that they were right on pace again during today's session.

Wilson showed that he has competed on the 1.3-mile temporary street circuit before. A former pole-sitter at the Long Beach track, he proved quickly that he would be one to beat for tomorrow's qualifying session. In the first practice it was all about dialing the car in. He clocked the ninth quickest time of 1:11.9742. As the track gripped up for the second session, the times got faster and so did Wilson. For most of the practice the Brit was the third quickest time. Unfortunately, traffic got in the way and he was unable to get a good run on new tires. As a result Wilson was the sixth fastest with a time of 1:10.9195.

It was a different story for Wilson's teammate, Conway. This morning's session was all about getting the No. 24 TranSystems car comfortable and work on areas to get it just right. He clocked the 13th quickest time of 1:12.2397 in practice one. Unfortunately in the second session, it wasn't the direction the team was hoping to go in. Tonight the team will work diligently on the car overnight. The 26-year old was 22nd fastest in the second practice with a time of 1:12.1850.

What they have to say about the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach:

Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "We made some improvements with the Z-Line Designs car and it was feeling much better, so I was really happy. We put new tires on and got held up every lap from people backing off trying to find space. That's how it goes in Long Beach and unfortunately I wasn't able to get a green lap in. I was definitely quick, because my last sector was the fastest out there, so we are definitely headed out in the right direction. Overall, I'm really happy with the car and we have made some great progress. For tomorrow there are a couple of things we can work on, but I don't want to screw it up because this is a good car, it's fast and I think when it comes down to it we can get the job done."

Mike Conway, No. 24 Dad's Root Beer: "This morning we were working on some areas that I wasn't happy with on the car. In this session we didn't quite get it right. We just need to work on a lot of things over night and try to get the car more comfortable. At the moment we are kind of far away, and we just need to keep working on it and hopefully we will be there in the morning."

-source: drr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Mike Conway
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing