Long Beach: BHA/Vision Racing qualifying report

BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT TO START 13th, VISION 10TH, IN LONG BEACH 100; LONG BEACH, Calif. - Vision Racing driver James Davison will start 10th in tomorrow's Firestone Indy Lights event, the Long Beach 100, while technical partner Bryan Herta ...

BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT TO START 13th, VISION 10TH, IN LONG BEACH 100;

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Vision Racing driver James Davison will start 10th in tomorrow's Firestone Indy Lights event, the Long Beach 100, while technical partner Bryan Herta Autosport and driver, Daniel Herrington, will start from the 13th position.

It is both drivers' first attempt at Long Beach behind the wheel of a Firestone Indy Lights machine.

Davison debuted for Vision Racing on the Streets of St. Petersburg in the season-opening races. Starting fourth in the first race, Davison drove in the top-three, and finished in the eighth position. In the second race, he again started fourth and was running fifth until contact sent him to the back of the field. He recovered to finish in the 17th position.

In yesterday's practice session at Long Beach, Davison was sixth quickest in his No. 21 Vision Racing Dallara/Firestone machine.

BHA also put in a strong performance at yesterday's practice session placing 10th with Herrington behind the wheel of the No. 28 Le Bleu/BHA Dallara/Firestone car with King Taco sponsorship for the weekend.

Completing the season-opening events on the streets of St. Petersburg, Herrington got off to a great start for the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights season. After earning a top-ten and a top-five finish, he is currently fourth in the championship point standings.

Both drivers will be looking to put their team in victory lane for the first time tomorrow.

James Davison - No. 21 Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We had a pretty disappointing qualifying. I ran out of fuel right at the end of my fast lap that could have put us second in our group at the very least. We really felt like we had the car to start in the top five. It will be somewhat more difficult from a tenth place starting position with limited passing opportunities on such a tight track but we'll do the best we can with the situation that we have been presented and take advantage of any opportunities."

Daniel Herrington - No. 28 Le Bleu/BHA Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Well, qualifying was just about as bad as it could get for us. We tried hard to get a gap between us and other cars, but weren't able to. It's very frustrating for us. We weren't able to get into a rhythm and see what the car could really do."

-credit: bha/vr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Bryan Herta , James Davison , Daniel Herrington
Teams Bryan Herta Autosport