Second and Fourth for Allmendinger and Tracy at Denver Denver, Colorado -- Saturday, August 12, 2006 -- The Forsythe Duo of A.J. Allmendinger and Paul Tracy had another strong qualifying effort today for the Grand Prix of Denver Sponsored by ...
Second and Fourth for Allmendinger and Tracy at Denver
Denver, Colorado -- Saturday, August 12, 2006 -- The Forsythe Duo of A.J. Allmendinger and Paul Tracy had another strong qualifying effort today for the Grand Prix of Denver Sponsored by Bridgestone and will line up second and fourth on Sunday's grid. Both drivers set their fast laps during their first stint in qualifying. For their second stint they switched to the softer alternate Bridgestone "Red" tires but struggled with balance and did not improve. During Sunday's race Allmendinger will be looking to close the 45 point gap to Championship leader Sebastien Bourdais while Tracy will try to capture his first win of the season.
"Today has been kind of a struggle for us. In practice we were way off the pace. We made some changes. The whole Forsythe Indeck team did a great job to get the car right in qualifying. I was really, really pleased with the first set of tires. We used the Bridgestone blacks. The car was spot-on. I think I could have been even a little bit quicker. Just didn't get everything out of the last lap. Right now we're struggling a bit on the reds just trying to get an overall balance. It's our job as a team at Forsythe to figure out why we just keep kind of losing the pace when we put the reds on. We're going to have to at least run one set tomorrow, so we need to figure that out and go from there."
"Well it's a disappointing result for us because we were so quick this morning. I went out on the Bridgestone Reds for my second stint but I just couldn't go any faster. I backed off for my last lap because I knew I wasn't going to improve anymore. There are some good passing zones at this track and we know we have a good car on the black tires so we should be in pretty good shape for the race tomorrow."