Milwaukee: Qualifying notes

Adrian Carrio earns pole position at the Milwaukee Mile June 3, 2006. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Setting a blistering pace, Adrian Carrio, from Monument, Colorado, qualified out front for Round Four of the Star Mazda Championship presented by...

Adrian Carrio earns pole position at the Milwaukee Mile

June 3, 2006. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Setting a blistering pace, Adrian Carrio, from Monument, Colorado, qualified out front for Round Four of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, lapping the famed Milwaukee Mile in his #14 World Dpeed Motorsports Rockford Fosgate Mazda in a time of 27.249 (136.343 MPH). Joining him on the front row will be Robbie Pecorari, of Aston, Pennsylvania, who posted a fast lap of 27.330 (135.939 MPH) in his Maxwell Paper Products Mazda.

"It's great to qualify out front," said Carrio, after earning his first series pole position. "I have to thank everyone on my team for preparing a great car. My engineer Mike Doyle has a track record here, engineering Case Montgomery to a victory in the Atlantic Series, so this is a good start to continuing that history."

Pecorari, who finished second in the 2005 championship and tasted victory in the series' only oval event at Pikes Peak International Raceway was also pleased with his qualifying performance as he fills in for Ross Smith in the #8 John Walko Racing Maxwell Paper Products Mazda. "This weekend came together quickly when the team learned that Ross had come down with an illness the day he was supposed to fly out here," Pecorari explained. "It's good to be able to repay them for this opportunity with a front-row start for today's race."

MIchael Potekhen, who was fastest for most of the weekend in his #53 Apex Racing Centerpoint Communities Mazda, will line up third on the grid. The Tempe, Arizona resident was the final car to post a qualifying time, lapping the 1.032-mile circuit in a time of 27.361 (135.785 MPH). Championship points leader Daniel Herrington will line up seventh on the grid for this afternoon's 100-lap event.

Round Four of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, being held this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile as part of the Champ Car World Series Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 activities, is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM Central Time

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Robbie Pecorari , Adrian Carrio , Daniel Herrington