IPS: Homestead: Andretti Green Racing qualifying notes

Andretti Green Racing Drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara Start 2nd and 3rd in Homestead Opener Homestead, Fla. - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara qualified second and third, respectively, today as the two...

Andretti Green Racing Drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara Start 2nd and 3rd in Homestead Opener

Homestead, Fla. - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jonathan Klein and Jaime Camara qualified second and third, respectively, today as the two prepare to open their 2006 Indy Pro Series assault Sunday at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Klein, 18, will start second in the #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design car after turning a lap of 186.564 miles per hour. In his first Pro Series qualifying session ever, the rookie from Long Grove, Ill., missed the pole by a mere .004 seconds. Camara, 25, a two-time Pro Series race winner and resident of Miami, Fla., will start third in the #11 CELG/Goias entry after qualifying at 185.564 miles per hour.

JONATHAN KLEIN, #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design entry:
"I'm excited. It's the first race weekend and the Sam Schmidt Motorsports prepared cars are 1-2-3, which was our goal, so that's not a bad way to start out the first race. For me, I just want to finish the race tomorrow first and foremost, learn as much as I can in the Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design car and go fast. We'll see what happens. So far, it's been a great weekend. It's been a good experience. I'm excited."

JAIME CAMARA, #11 CELG/Goias entry:
"It felt good. We had a pretty good car for qualifying and it was a good run. I had no issues on that run at all. I'm actually happier with our setup for the race than for qualifying, so I think we're going to be alright for tomorrow in the CELG car."

KIM GREEN, Co-Owner, Andretti Green Racing: "We couldn't be more pleased with the outstanding performance of our two drivers today. We knew it would be a very tight field after watching practice and I think Jonathan's place in the qualifying order helped him nip Jaime. It also appears to be a good mix of drivers with Jaime in his second year being able to assist Jonathan as a rookie. The crew is well prepared and the preseason testing has been very beneficial."

- AGR -

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sam Schmidt , Jaime Camara , Jonathan Klein