Homestead: Thursday test notes, times

PIERCE STRONGEST AGAIN IN THURSDAY'S SILVER CROWN HOMESTEAD TEST HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- For the second straight afternoon, Aaron Pierce set the fastest time for the Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Engineering during Thursday's test at the ...

PIERCE STRONGEST AGAIN IN THURSDAY'S SILVER CROWN HOMESTEAD TEST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- For the second straight afternoon, Aaron Pierce set the fastest time for the Silver Crown Series presented by K&N Engineering during Thursday's test at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Pierce, a native of Muncie, Ind., clocked in at 169.623 mph as 12 of the 14 pre-entered drivers took speeds in preparation for Saturday's 67-lap, 100-mile race.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. scored a lap of 168.479 mph, the second quick of the session. P.J. Jones of Torrance, Calif. laid down a speed of 168.203 mph.

A pair of half-hour practice sessions is scheduled for Friday's schedule.

<pre> TESTING SPEEDS 1. Aaron Pierce 169.623 mph 2. Bud Kaeding 168.479 mph 3. P.J. Jones 168.203 mph 4. Wayne Reutimann Jr. 166.948 mph 5. Brian Tyler 166.056 mph 6. Pablo Donoso 166.025 mph 7. Thiago Medeiros 165.958 mph 8. Tim Barber 164.305 mph 9. Pete Shepherd III 163.062 mph 10. Rich Tobias Jr. 161.320 mph 11. Greg Furlong 158.786 mph 12. Bryn Gohn 156.806 mph

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