Homestead: Friday test report, times

JONES FASTEST IN FRIDAY'S DOUBLE SESSION HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Twelve-time Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Engineering starter P.J. Jones scored a best 171.401 mph (31.190 seconds) during Friday's second session, the fastest in the series'...

JONES FASTEST IN FRIDAY'S DOUBLE SESSION

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Twelve-time Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Engineering starter P.J. Jones scored a best 171.401 mph (31.190 seconds) during Friday's second session, the fastest in the series' three practice days at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Jones's fast lap came on his 13th of the second session and was less than a tenth of a second fastest than that of Wayne Reutimann Jr. and his fast lap of 170.892 mph (31.283 seconds), the second quickest lap of the day.

"Our car's good; we've just got to get it freed up a little bit more," Jones said. "We ran full tanks this morning to see what we had. This afternoon we tried to run quick. I felt we could run in the 30-second bracket, but we were a little bit too tight, and we wanted to conserve our tires for tomorrow."

Bud Kaeding was the leader in the afternoon's first session, clocking in at 170.309 mph (31.390 seconds). A final practice session is scheduled for tomorrow prior to qualifying and the 67-lap, 100-mile race.

Thiago Medeiros spun near the end of the second session and hit the outside wall with the right side of his car. The status of the car was not available as of Friday evening.

<pre> Overall Friday Testing Speeds

1.      P.J. Jones                      171.401 mph
2.      Wayne Reutimann Jr.             170.892 mph
3.      Bud Kaeding                     170.309 mph
4.      Aaron Pierce                    170.044 mph
5.      Brian Tyler                     169.984 mph
6.      Dave Steele                     168.505 mph
7.      Pablo Donoso                    167.934 mph
8.      Tim Barber                      167.261 mph
9.      Pete Shepherd III               166.729 mph
10.     Thiago Medeiros                 166.221 mph
11.     Rich Tobias Jr.                 165.076 mph
12.     Greg Furlong                    162.824 mph
13.     Bryn Gohn                       155.960 mph
14.     Rodney Weesner                  139.067 mph

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Series USAC
Drivers Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , P.J. Jones , Rich Tobias Jr. , Tim Barber , Aaron Pierce , Pablo Donoso , Wayne Reutimann , Rodney Weesner , Pete Shepherd , Bryn Gohn , Thiago Medeiros