Klein and Camara Prep for 2006 Pro Series with Successful Homestead Open Test HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 6, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara continued their preparations for the start of the 2006 Indy Racing...
Klein and Camara Prep for 2006 Pro Series with Successful Homestead Open Test
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 6, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara continued their preparations for the start of the 2006 Indy Racing League Indy Pro Series season with successful test days at the Homestead Open Test, March 4 and 6, at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Klein, who drives the #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design-sponsored machine, posted the third-quickest speed during road course testing on March 4 with a best lap of 103.783 miles per hour. He followed up that effort by clocking in fifth fastest Monday on the 1.5-mile Homestead oval (185.688 miles per hour). A total of 17 drivers posted speeds on Monday.
Camara opened his two days of testing by posting the fourth-best lap among 14 drivers who tested on the Homestead road course. Camara's top speed in the #1 CELG Dallara was 103.729 miles per hour. During Monday's oval session, Camara jumped up to the second spot on the speed chart with a best lap of 187.365 miles per hour.
The 2006 Indy Pro Series, which features 12 events, kicks off on March 26 at Homestead- Miami Speedway.
Jonathan Klein, #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design Dallara: "It's a good way to start off the season. Driving with most of the rest of the field here, it's good that we were top five. The road course was good. We kept at it and we found speed at the end of the day. Today, we struggled a bit more, but we're just here to learn. It's not a race weekend, so we're not too worried about it. We'll take what we learn here today and apply it to the Klein Tools/Turn Key Forging and Design car for the race weekend. Everything should work out."
Jaime Camara, #1 CELG Dallara: "We tried a lot of set-ups today for the race and for qualifying, and most of them worked. I think we have to make little changes for the race season at the end of the month, but it was really positive. I think it could be better, but during the day we had some problems that kept us from being faster, but it's OK. I'm going to do my best to be on the front at qualifying at every race."
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