Scuadra Fortia wraps up testing at Buttonwillow

Allen Berg, native of Calgary, Canada and his Scuadra Fortia wrapped up their three-day test session at the 1.3-mile circuit of Buttonwillow, California, in preparation for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Round 2 of the CART Toyota Atlantic...

Allen Berg, native of Calgary, Canada and his Scuadra Fortia wrapped up their three-day test session at the 1.3-mile circuit of Buttonwillow, California, in preparation for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Round 2 of the CART Toyota Atlantic Series.

Waldemar Coronas, #88 Scuadra Fortia: "I feel physically much better today. I think this was a very productive day for the team. We tried many things and we will more competitive in Long Beach, despite needing to work more. This is a race against the time, but with hard work we will be able to run at the front in two or three races. Now, we are on the right direction and we will test again before the Long Beach race. Overall, we are very happy with the results of this test. I feel that I improved very much in speed and driving, mainly today. Mi best lap-time was at 57.6 seconds and I ran 97 laps."

Allen Berg, owner of Scuadra Fortia: "This was a very productive session. We tried different configurations of dampers, brakes and new differentials. Overall, we worked mainly on the aerodynamic balance of the car. Eduardo (Figueroa) did not test today, while with Waldemar (Coronas) we only experienced a small problem with the car, so we can say this was a trouble-free session. I feel very pleased because the team worked very well during this three-day test session (Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27 and Friday 29 of March). Also, we are very close of other team's times on this track (Buttonwillow). I think Waldemar could be faster, but he had a short 5th gear. I am sure with further work at the shop we can be even better. I think now we are about half of a second of the track's record. On the other hand, both Scuadra Fortia drivers (Eduardo Figueroa and Waldemar Coronas), will test on Monday, April 8 before the race at Long Beach."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Waldemar Coronas , Eduardo Figueroa , Allen Berg