Monterrey: Saturday practice notes

Ryan Dalziel Fastest in Second-Round Toyota Atlantic Practice at Monterrey MONTERREY, Mexico (May 22, 2004) -- Ryan Dalziel continued his assault on the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama speed charts at the Tecate/Telmex...

Ryan Dalziel Fastest in Second-Round Toyota Atlantic Practice at Monterrey

MONTERREY, Mexico (May 22, 2004) -- Ryan Dalziel continued his assault on the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama speed charts at the Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in second-round practice for Sunday's race Saturday morning at Fundidora Park. Dalziel, driving the No. 28 Pro-Works car, recorded a one-minute, 25.788-second lap (88.292 miles per hour) late in the session at the 2.104-mile permanent road course. The fast lap was Dalziel's third in a row this weekend, as he topped both first-round practice and the first qualifying session yesterday.

"We tried something a little bit different this morning," said Dalziel. "We tried not to lose ourselves too much to the track conditions and just worked on the car for qualifying. We came out on top. We have a little bit of work to do for the car for qualifying, but we're happy with the session."

Jon Fogarty (No. 96 Pacific Coast Motorsports) was second fastest, turning in a 1:26.464-minute lap at 87.602 mph.

"I'm happy," said Fogarty. "We were able to get out there after that final red flag and put a lap in. That gave us a feel for the changes we had made. The car felt good. Certainly, we have a long way to go, but I'm happy with the session. It began misting a little bit halfway through the session, which kind of threw us off. Hopefully, we'll have a chance at the pole."

Bryan Sellers (No. 19 Lynx Racing) was third quickest (1:26.529 87.536 mph).

"We made some big changes last night and I think we've made a step in the right direction," said Sellers. "Hopefully, we can improve on this for qualifying. The guys are working really hard. When I was sitting on pit lane I could see the mist, but it really didn't make much of a difference on the track."

Danica Patrick (No. 24 Argent Mortgage Company) and BG Products Rookie of the Year contender Andrew Ranger (No. 27 Tide/Charmin/Mr. Clean/Snugabye) rounded out the top five.

Entering is 31st season of competition in 2004, the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama is the longest-running development series in North America. The series is owned and sanctioned by Champ Car World Series, LLC based in Indianapolis. Champ Car also owns and operates the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, as well as the Motorock Trans-Am Series, and it sanctions Formula BMW USA events.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Jon Fogarty , Bryan Sellers , Andrew Ranger , Danica Patrick