AJ Foyt Racing Sonoma test notes

SONOMA, Calif. August 12, 2009--Ryan Hunter-Reay and the ABC Supply team tested today at Infineon Raceway along with 12 other drivers representing 10 teams in total. In the morning session, Hunter-Reay turned some laps and wasn't happy with the...

SONOMA, Calif. August 12, 2009--Ryan Hunter-Reay and the ABC Supply team tested today at Infineon Raceway along with 12 other drivers representing 10 teams in total.

In the morning session, Hunter-Reay turned some laps and wasn't happy with the No. 14 ABC Supply car. A.J. Foyt decided to make a time-consuming change to the car's set-up which meant less track time in that session. Five of the drivers ran their quickest lap times in the morning.

After the one-hour lunch break, the team continued to improve the car's set-up by making changes to the roll centers, toes and springs. The last 90 minutes of the test proved to be the most productive in terms of speed. Hunter-Reay was fifth quickest in the afternoon session with a lap time of 1:18.37; that time was 10th quickest overall.

Hunter-Reay said, "In the end we were getting to where we needed to be. We made some really big changes to the car, and it took some track time away from us. But we cancelled some things out so we're not going to try those in the future and we found some things that worked, so in the end it was pretty productive. Hopefully we'll come back and have a weekend like we did at Mid-Ohio. We definitely have some improvements we need to find in the car when we come back next week."

Team owner A.J. Foyt concurred saying, "When we started, we weren't happy with the car but as we worked on it, we got it better and better," said team owner A.J. Foyt. "We played with springs, rocker ratios and roll centers, about everything you could play with. We went through a lot of stuff today so I thought it was a very good test. When we come back I think we'll be very competitive."

-credit: ajfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , A.J. Foyt