Vancouver post race driver quotes

Post Race Driver Quotes from Vancouver ...

Post Race Driver Quotes from Vancouver

#19 MEMO GIDLEY (Lynx Racing) "I feel like I graduated from school today. I’ve been learning like mad all season, and now its all coming together. My car was working well and hooking up well, but so were the other two guys, so I didn’t have one instant to relax. The Lynx team gave me a great car and Paul Hasselgren gave me a great engine. I’m happy to go to the final race knowing that either Alex or I will be the champion." (Peter Frey)

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#32 ALEX BARRON (Lynx Racing-Victory Circle/Red Line Oil) "I wish they’d left the first start alone because I got a good one. My car was really good, but it’s hard to pass here and I couldn’t seem to get by. I’m pretty pleased at what happened. We’ll go into Laguna like it’s just another race and go for it. The team gave me a great car but I decided that if I couldn’t get by safely, I’d settle for third which goes against my grain, but that’s what had to be done." (Peter Frey)

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#33 BERTRAND GODIN (Player’s Forsythe Racing Team-Player’s/Indeck) "I lacked power so I went to first gear in the first chicane. This was on the third or fourth lap. The car kicked and I touched the wall, bending the left rear wheel suspension. That was the end of my race. All I could hope for was to hold my position as best I could." (Francois Cartier)

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#66 ALEXANDRE TAGLIANI (Player’s Forsythe Racing Team-Player’s/Indeck) "The rear end of the transmission linkage separated and I had to pit. This was on the very first lap. I was already a lap behind. Later, I touched Ted Sahley and broke my front wing. I was black flagged and that was the end." (Francois Cartier)

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#50 KENNY WILDEN (P1 Racing-TrizecHahn/Slick 50) "We weren’t too happy with our starting position. We had a really poor car in qualifying, but we certainly had a great race and had a great car for the race. On the re-start, I missed a shift and that really took me off the pack of the leaders, but I spent most of the race tracking Case (Montgomery) down and caught up to him on the last lap. We really had a good battle on the last lap. I was really pleased to be racing hard. That felt good. This place is great. (About Player’s Canadian Challenge) I’m pleased to finish among the top three Canadians, but I would’ve liked to have been number one. I’ll work on that for next year."

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#3 MICHAEL DAVID (PDR Enterprises-Water Joe/David Engineering) "When I went out there, everything felt fine, and as soon as I dropped the clutch at the start, I lost first gear, hit second but second wasn’t there either, and then I got hit from behind. Jeret Schroeder probably didn’t see me not moving, but unfortunately, that ends the day for us."

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#96 JERET SCHROEDER (P.P.I.-MCI Racing) "I had a good jump and I worked my way towards the middle of the track, and whoever was in front of me moved over to the right also, so I had to go back to the left, and Michael David was just sitting there and I had nowhere to go."

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#12 JOHN BROOKS (Drive 4 Life Racing-Port-A-Cool) "The Port-A-Cool car had been working well since the beginning of the race, we’d moved up to 14th place, but since we’d been having problems throughout the weekend with temperature in the engine, we started losing horsepower and we just had to bring it in before we blew anther motor up. It’s really disappointing, but it was a lot of fun until we dropped out."

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#29 CASE MONTGOMERY (Binder Racing-Microsoft/Wall Data/Compaq/Tandem) "I felt fine physically in the car. The first start was great. I got two positions. But I didn’t like the rolling start at all. Mostly because I got rammed from behind and couldn’t do anything. The first time I tried Lazzaro for fourth spot, I went to the outside and he almost put me into the wall when he moved over. I didn’t need that at 150 mph. The next lap, I had a good run on him again to the outside, but I knew he’d pull the same move. So I went to the inside and got my nose past him in the making zone, and he tapped me into the wall. I couldn’t believe it was Lazzaro doing that. "After that, it was a lapping day until the end. I could see a nose back there and figured it was Wilden. The traffic helped me. I was able to keep about a second between us." (Pam Morey)

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#4 ANTHONY LAZZARO (Phillips Motorsports-Platinum Sound/BG Products/Budget Car & Rental) "I got a good standing start, and a good rolling start. It was embarrassing because on the re-start, the radio became unplugged, and I didn’t get it plugged back in, and I didn’t know why they were going green. I wasn’t in the right gear so I got in a super defensive mode. Case (Montgomery) really threw it down the inside and hit me. I tried to get through after that, but it was over. It was hard to retaliate. Kenny (Wilden) and I were having a good little race. I was really hurting on acceleration and gear ratio. We really didn’t have what we needed in first gear so I was really hurting on acceleration, and at the end, I still had a little bit of a brake problem, and I’ve been sick. I only got about two and a half hours sleep last night, so at the end, I didn’t want to break my concentration and do something stupid."

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#6 FRANK ALLERS-C2 race winner (Johnston Engineering-Keen Engineering Co.) "I really enjoyed that race. I had a great race with John Rutherford. I was holding off well, and then we had an overheating brake problem. The brake pedal went pretty close to the floor, so I had to check for a few laps to see if I had anything. Then I realized I could pump them up. By then, Rutherford had passed me, but I was able to catch up to him, once I knew what I had. But he was covering his ground a lot, and I didn’t have the opportunity to pass him. Other than that, the car was really good. We ran about two seconds faster than qualifying."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jeret Schroeder , John Rutherford