CHAMPCAR/CART: Elkhart Lake: Honda Saturday qualifying report

Tracy heads Honda qualifiers at Road America. Following on the heels of his teammate's Friday performance, Paul Tracy led the Honda-powered field today in final qualifying for Sunday's Motorola 220. The Canadian piloted his Team KOOL Green...

Tracy heads Honda qualifiers at Road America.

Following on the heels of his teammate's Friday performance, Paul Tracy led the Honda-powered field today in final qualifying for Sunday's Motorola 220. The Canadian piloted his Team KOOL Green entry to fourth on the starting grid, despite running short of fuel in the closing moments of the session.

Yesterday, Dario Franchitti ran third overall in his Team Green Honda, but the 1998 race winner here bounced hard off the curbing once, and later spun without contact. He was unable to improve on his Friday time and will start sixth. Adrian Fernandez also was unable to improve on his first day effort, and will start eighth.

Shinji Nakano moves up one position and will start tomorrow's 60-lap (240-mile) race from the 10th position, with Michael Andretti 14th. For the second consecutive day, Tony Kanaan's day was halted by mechanical problems in qualifying, leaving him 18th in the field.

Sunday's race starts at 3:00 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on Speed Channel.

Paul Tracy (#26 Team KOOL Green Honda) Fourth Fastest Qualifier:
"Qualifying was ending and we had to rush to get underway and didn't get everything just right, so I started to run out of fuel at the end. I was blocked earlier and had to abort that lap so that didn't help either. Things that like are frustrating, but they happen. The car has been really good all weekend and I think that we could have been a bit higher up. We weren't going to catch Bruno, but we could have been a bit faster if we'd had enough fuel to make it to the end."

-honda-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Adrian Fernandez , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Shinji Nakano