Long Beach: Joey Scarallo final practice notes

Transmission Failure Sidelines Scarallo in Final Practice LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 6 ROH Wheels/Group A/Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, took to the track again today in third round Trans-Am...

Transmission Failure Sidelines Scarallo in Final Practice

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2004) -- Joey Scarallo, driver of the No. 6 ROH Wheels/Group A/Autotrend/Toyo Tires Chevrolet Corvette, took to the track again today in third round Trans-Am practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Completing three laps, Scarallo learned that the third time is not always a charm.

"Second gear broke in the gearbox," said Scarallo. "The gearbox is two seasons old, but is badly designed.

"My Baucom Motorsports team will fix it tonight, so we will be ready to run in tomorrow's race," added Scarallo, who will roll off 14th for Sunday's event. "The race should be interesting because the field is so mixed with different speeds and experience levels. A lot of fast guys will be coming from the back to the front, so it should be a great show."

The oldest of four siblings, Scarallo, 25, lives in Smithtown, N.Y. Scarallo manages Autotrend Tire and Wheel Company Inc., his family's wheel importing business in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

Scarallo will compete in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach scheduled for Sunday at 3:45 p.m. PDT, immediately following the Champ Car World Series Race.

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