Montreal qualifying quotes

DRIVER QUOTES FOLLOWING ATLANTIC QUALIFYING AT MONTREAL ...

DRIVER QUOTES FOLLOWING ATLANTIC QUALIFYING AT MONTREAL

#29 CASE MONTGOMERY (Sandy Dells Racing-Microsoft/Wall Data) "After the morning session, I was discouraged because I like this track and I like the circuits that make you brake and downshift - circuits that make you mash on the gas and brakes. We were super slow this morning. There wasn’t any grip. We made a bad adjustment on the front end, and we didn’t do enough to the rear end. I think by race time, Bert (Godin) will be in a little bit of trouble."

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#50 KENNY WILDEN (P-1 Racing-TrizecHahn/Slick 50) "I really think we’ve had good speed throughout the year with the exception of the ovals. We only had 10 qualifying laps at Long Beach, and the we crashed on the last lap. We’ve had some kind trouble at each race except for the ovals. I’m comfortable with this track. We’re putting together a very good set-up for the car. The car felt it was on rails. There wasn’t any sliding. The most important thing for me to remember is to get on the throttle as son as I can.. Sometimes that means going into the corners a little slower. Going in slower and getting out faster and earlier while on the throttle is key to this track. If you go into the corner rout of control, you can’t get onto the throttle. It sure is nice to be starting on the front row. I think that s really important at this track. "It’s a big weekend for us; our sponsors are here from Slick 50 and TrizecHahn. I’ve got my family here, my mom’s here, and being at home in front of our fans feels great. "You have to run a smart race here. You have to do a bit of blocking in the first few laps and hopefully get strung out, set a pace, and then go. In practice this morning, it was a little tough to get back into the rhythm, but in qualifying we were back in it."

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#33 BERTRAND GODIN (Player’s Forsythe Racing Team - Player’s/Indeck) "It’s a dream come true to get the pole position in front of my home crowd. If I am racing in a Player’s car, it’s because people have an interest in motorsports and they come out to see us at the track. Winning the pole is my gift to the fans for their support. We have a great set up on the car. Kelly Lowen is just fantastic, as is the rest of the team. I had good grip on the wheels and I felt so confident. It’s like being on a cloud, but I need to stay focused because tomorrow, I need to win."

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#6 FRANK ALLERS (Johnston Engineering-Keen Engineering Co.) "We were just getting warmed up when the exhaust headers broke. So I came in and we tried to make some repairs, because we hadn’t had any good laps up to then. I went out and lasted about two laps, but it looks like that was just enough to lead the C2 s. We’ll have it repaired and ready to go for tomorrow. The track is great because they groom it for Formula One. I love coming here with all these people."

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#35 DAVID POOK (B.D.J.S.-HYPE Energy Drink/Budweiser/Atomic Clothing) "I'm happy with the status quo. We didn't gain any positions since this morning but we didn't lose any either. We battled a misfire, but the up side is that we made positive changes to the car's handling and it feels great. I'm confident that when we get the misfire straightened out, we'll be able to move up during the race." (Nicole Lascelle)

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#96 JERET SCHROEDER (PPI-MCI Telecommunications) "On a positive note, we went eight-tenths quicker than we ran in practice, and qualified seventh in the qualifying session. But it was obvious that everyone else had picked up speed. Now we need to figure out what needs to be done for the race. My goal is to get through the start of the race clean and put the MCI car back in the top three." (Sharon Villanueva)

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#95 LEO PARENTE (PPI-MCI Telecommunications) "Unfortunately, I had a fuel pump failure during the qualifying session which hurt my positioning for the race tomorrow. But, I'm just going to do my best and put on a show coming from the back for the Montreal fans." (Sharon Villanueva)

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That’s a wrap for Friday. The green light and standing start for the Player’s Challenge for the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship, round five of the 12-race KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship, is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.

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