CHAMPCAR/CART: Herta Portland qualifying notes

Bryan Herta will start the Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 from 12th position, marking the best-ever road/street course qualifying effort for Zakspeed/Forsythe Racing. Running in the top-ten consistently throughout most of the weekend's practice ...

Bryan Herta will start the Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 from 12th position, marking the best-ever road/street course qualifying effort for Zakspeed/Forsythe Racing. Running in the top-ten consistently throughout most of the weekend's practice sessions, Herta and his engineers have fine-tuned the car to a condition in which they are optimistic for a solid race performance. Herta will make his 108th Champ Car start tomorrow at 1:00 pm PST. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN.

Bryan Herta #77 Zakspeed/Forsythe/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard

Saturday am Practice: 15th 58.742 - 120.670 mph Qualifying: 12th* 58.432 - 121.310 mph

*Top road course qualifying result of the season.

Herta on Qualifying:

"The car is pretty good, we've struggled a little at times this weekend, but we found a few things this morning that have helped us a lot. We will work on that a little more for the race tomorrow and evaluate it for Cleveland. I'm not too sure what's going on with some of these guy's, I mean they are driving around out there at a slow pace, right in the line, while the rest of us are trying to qualify and you can't get a clean lap in. It's pretty frustrating. I hear it might rain tomorrow, and since we're starting a little further back than I had anticipated, I hope it does. I've run quite a bit in the rain here and I think it would be a benefit for us."

-ZFRT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bryan Herta
Teams Team Zakspeed