Toronto: Panther Racing qualifying notes

Firestone Indy Lights Team Qualifies 13th and 15th. TORONTO - (July 10, 2009) -- Panther Racing completed its first day of competition the on Streets of Toronto, where fans were treated to qualifications for Firestone Indy Lights. Panther ...

Firestone Indy Lights Team Qualifies 13th and 15th.

TORONTO - (July 10, 2009) -- Panther Racing completed its first day of competition the on Streets of Toronto, where fans were treated to qualifications for Firestone Indy Lights. Panther developmental drivers Martin Plowman and Pippa Mann qualified 13th and 15th respectively for their race tomorrow.

Plowman led the Indy Lights team in qualifications after posting the 13th overall time at 96.314 mph. His teammate, Pippa will start 15th after turning a top qualification lap of 95.137 mph, 1:06.4095 seconds. The Grand Prix of Toronto starts tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

The Honda Indy Toronto will be broadcast live in ABC at 1 p.m. (EST), with additional coverage provided by the IMS Radio Network, www.indycar.com and Sirius XM channel 211.

Martin Plowman, No. 15 Firestone Indy Lights

"We had two good practices in the morning but by the end of the second practice a brake failure led to a crash with substantial amount of damage. The guys did a fantastic job putting the car together in time for qualifying and although the lap times were better than this morning's, the car still didn't feel as good. The guys are going to check everything and we'll be good for the warm-up tomorrow."

Pippa Mann, No. 16 Firestone Indy Lights

"After this morning session I thought we had a shot at the Top Ten on qualifying but we slipped down a little in our lap times. The car balance isn't bad but we are lacking grip so the guys will look at it to make it better for tomorrow's warm-up session."

-credit: pr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Pippa Mann , Martin Plowman
Teams Panther Racing