Portland: Friday practice notes

Adrian Carrio on top in final practice session, Ryan Justice fastest on the day at Portland July 21, 2006. Portland, Oregon. Star Mazda Championship points leader Adrian Carrio topped the time sheets this afternoon in final practice for Round...

Adrian Carrio on top in final practice session, Ryan Justice fastest on the day at Portland

July 21, 2006. Portland, Oregon. Star Mazda Championship points leader Adrian Carrio topped the time sheets this afternoon in final practice for Round Seven of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear at Portland International Raceway. Driving the #14 World Speed Motorsports Rockford Fosgate Mazda, the 17-year old Carrio lapped the 1.944-mile circuit in a time of 1:10.040 (100.948 MPH) to edge out Ryan Justice in the #38 Northwest Autosport J&M Body Shops Mazda for the top spot by four-thousandths of a second. Kevin Lacroix was third fastest this afternoon, the St Eustache, Quebec native setting a time of 1:10.061 (100.918 MPH) in his #74 John Walko Racing Uni-Select Auto Parts Mazda.

Afternoon temperatures climbed above the century mark for the second practice session of the day and with track surface temperatures reaching 140 degrees the top drivers were unable to improve on their fast laps set in practice this morning, leaving Justice on top overall with the fastest time of the weekend at 1:09.246 (102.106 MPH).

Carrio, from Monument, Colorado, holds the second fastest time of the weekend, posting a time of 1:09.368 (101.926 MPH) in the first session, while Michael Potekhen, of Tempe, Arizona, driving the #53 Apex Racing Avenue Communities Mazda is third fastest overall with a time of 1:09.456 (101.797 MPH).

Qualifying for Round Seven of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear is scheduled to get underway at 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time on Saturday, July 22.

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Ryan Justice , Michael Potekhen , Adrian Carrio , Kevin Lacroix