SBRS: Watkins Glen mid-race quotes

Lysol 200 Weekend Watkins Glen International June 27-30, 1996 Pit Notes for Sunday, June 30 BARBER DODGE PRO SERIES MID-RACE QUOTES NOTE: The Barber Dodge Pro Series Race was red flagged only twelve minutes into the event due to heavy...

Lysol 200 Weekend Watkins Glen International June 27-30, 1996

Pit Notes for Sunday, June 30

BARBER DODGE PRO SERIES MID-RACE QUOTES

NOTE: The Barber Dodge Pro Series Race was red flagged only twelve minutes into the event due to heavy rain fall. With all cars being on slick tires, several cars were involved in a first lap incident in turn one.

ART COIA (#33 Union, Yes! Barber Dodge) -- Involved in a first lap incident in the Barber Dodge race. -- Someone behind me just got a little to excited. I was going into one on the first lap in some hit me in the left rear tire and broke the upright. I1m down for the day as you can see (pointing to the damage on the rear of his car).

FREDRIK LARSSON (#8 H-III/Synsam/Ray-Ban Barber Dodge) -- After spinning off in turn on the first lap of the Barber Dodge Pro Series race. -- I went into the turn too fast I think. It wasn1t raining before, but it started on the first lap. The track was dry the lap before so I thought I would have the grip needed. I nearly had it saved but then I spun around and that was it. My exhaust (left exhaust pipe) got pinched. It will cost me power unless it1s still wet when we go back out. Then it shouldn1t have much of an effect.

CHRIS MENNINGA (#5 Menninga Electric Barber Dodge) -- He too was involved in the first lap incident going into turn one. -- I1m not sure what happened yet. It looks like I got hit in the left rear tail pipe. I spun out but I don1t know exactly what happened yet. I wasn1t on the power. I didn1t do anything o upset the balance of the car or anything. I got hit by Seiji Ara (#19 ITASHO/Alter Inn Tailors/Sindell Law Barber Dodge) and he had no place to go. I guess I won1t know exactly what happened until I see the tape. I1ll know more when I get that tape but I1m done running for the day. They can1t fix it.

ANDRES GOMEZ (# 15 Arrow Shirts/GOMEGA) -- Out of race after incident in turn 1 with #23 Tim Moser -- I was trying to pass Tim and we just touched. It damaged the front left of my car, but I'm okay.

TIM MOSER (#23 95 BDPS ROTY/WW Pants) -- I think I was in fourth place. I'll go back out, but I won't come in to make repairs. In a race this short, you can't afford to come in. A pit stop can use up 30 seconds that you can't make up on the track. My front wings are uneven, but they're on okay. At least I'm still in the race.

PHILIPPE SIFFERT (#54 Le Marquand Watches/Geneva) -- Started 22nd and running in tenth position at red flag when the red flag fell 12 minutes into the event. -- I had a normal start, but it was very careful. I had a good three laps, and am quite happy now. I knew there would be a crash. You can be sure of it that everyone wants to be first into the corner. This is my first race here, so I am quite happy. With the cars being essentially equal, where does talent come into play on this track, Where are you having the most success passing? I like the quick corners, but I had some trouble in the inner loop, but I like the rain.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series OPENWHEEL