Montreal: Beyer Racing qualifying report

BEYER RACING WILL LINE UP ON THE SIXTH ROW OF THE GRID FOR THE MONTREAL 200 Montreal, Quebec, Canada - August 28th, 2009 - The Beyer Racing team struggled today at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as Mike forest and Ricky Taylor worked throughout...

BEYER RACING WILL LINE UP ON THE SIXTH ROW OF THE GRID FOR THE MONTREAL 200

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - August 28th, 2009 - The Beyer Racing team struggled today at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve as Mike forest and Ricky Taylor worked throughout the day with the Beyer crew to improve the performance of their #13 Lennox Crawford Riley on the brakes and over the curves of the 2.709-mile circuit. After some positive setup changes Mike Forest, who is one of the very few Canadians on the Rolex Sports Car Series field, qualified his Daytona Prototype in the 12th position with a lap of 1m36.678s.

Mike Forest #13 Lennox Chevrolet Riley

"I definitely wanted to get more time out of the car, we are right at the tail end of a group so another couple of tenths would've put us a long way up. But at the same time the qualifying setup was the first step in a new direction, and it looks like it will be a positive direction so we are pretty optimistic about that. Tomorrow is going to be a completely different day so we'll just have to make it up in the race.

We had a lot of braking problems, we went through three sets of rotors and pads today, but we've managed to fix those problems and we should be good. It also looks like it will rain tomorrow so that might throw everything out the window. It should be a fun race tomorrow, I'm really looking forward to racing here in Canada and hopefully Ricky and I can give the fans a good show."

-credit: br

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Grand-Am
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Ricky Taylor , Mike Forest