NA-F2000: Waktins Glen Highcroft Qualifying Report

Lally Qualifies Ninth, Dayton 15th For Saturday's F2000 Race at Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., May 29 - Just a couple hours after he finished third in a U.S. Formula 2000 race at Watkins Glen International Friday...

Lally Qualifies Ninth, Dayton 15th For Saturday's F2000 Race at Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., May 29 - Just a couple hours after he finished third in a U.S. Formula 2000 race at Watkins Glen International Friday afternoon, Andy Lally of Northport, N.Y., qualified ninth for a similar race to be held here Saturday morning.

Then his weekend took an unpleasant turn, as he got up on a curb, broke the pushrod in his left-rear suspension and crashed head-on into a tire wall and guardrail, breaking the guardrail.

"I tried to steer but it was broken and I went straight and hit head-on," said Lally, who escaped injury although he now has a little less filling in one tooth. "It's a real testament to the Bowman, because it held up well and I hit really hard."

The Highcroft Racing crew is hard at work assessing the damage and starting to make repairs.

The team may have found the solution to the electrical problem with its other car, as Duncan Dayton of North Salem, N.Y., qualified 15th.

Marc Antoine Camirand broke Zak Morioka's record to earn the pole for Saturday's race with an average speed of 118.09 mph around the historic 2.45-mile road course. David Besnard, who won Friday's race here, will start second on Saturday, with Sam Hornish Jr. third.

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