CHAMPCAR/CART: Edmonton: Forsythe Racing Friday report

Tracy Second in Provisional Qualifying Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -- July 21st, 2006 -- It seemed that today the Forsythe Team was going to continue its recent domination of the Champ Car World Series after teammates Paul Tracy and ...

Tracy Second in Provisional Qualifying

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada -- July 21st, 2006 -- It seemed that today the Forsythe Team was going to continue its recent domination of the Champ Car World Series after teammates Paul Tracy and A.J. Allmendinger showed considerable speed during practice. Unfortunately things didn't turn out as well as expected. Tracy managed to turn the second fastest lap of the day but never managed to show his true speed due to slower traffic on the race track. A.J. Allmendinger, who had been comfortably the fastest car in the first two practice session of the day, had an early end to his session after making contact with the Turn 1 wall.

Paul Tracy

"The first run went well. We went out of the pits, got a red right away, then had to come in. Did a short run, did a good lap. With six minutes to go, went back out and went basically right into traffic. You know, I couldn't really get a complete lap without catching somebody, you know, two corners from the end. Seemed like every lap I would catch slower traffic. It really probably cost me a couple, 3/10ths a lap. I know there's a lot of time in the car, we just have to get the lap. The reds seem to be a lot better for me today. I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

A.J. Allmendinger

"Even though we've been very quick all day I still wasn't completely happy with the car, the rear end would snap every time I turned into the corners, during qualifying it caught up with me and I lost it going into one and hit the wall. It's very frustrating, I mean we've been the quickest car by far. I have no doubt that I could've had Pole. But the Forsythe Team is the best in the business and I know that they'll give me an even better car tomorrow and we'll get back on top.

-forsythe racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , A.J. Allmendinger