SONOMA, California (August 22, 2009) - AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Sebastian Saavedra swept the front row starting positions for tomorrow's running of the Carneros 100 Firestone Indy Lights race at Infineon Raceway.
Hildebrand turned a best-lap speed of 99.846 miles per hour while Saavedra clocked in at 99.334 miles per hour.
The Carneros 100 goes green at 2:15 p.m. (EDT) Sunday and can be seen on Versus Monday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. (EDT).
J.R. Hildebrand #26 AFS/AGR driver:
"I'm excited about this one. It was a big lap to get that time. It's great to come back to northern California and get off to a great start on my home track. A good finish tomorrow may go a long way to getting the championship. I'm really excited that Sebastian (Saavedra) was able to secure second spot. It gives AFS/AGR the front row."
Sebastian Saavedra #27 AFS/AGR driver:
"I'm very happy. The team did a great job getting the car repaired after the crash this morning. It's also the first front row sweep for J.R. and me, which is very good. I'm very happy for J.R. It's great to have him by my side. Now it's about teamwork for tomorrow's race. We have a very competitive car. We showed that and now it's time to bring it home."