CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee Friday Morning Practice

Canadians Rule in Wisconsin Friday Morning Practice Tracy, Moore and Carpentier lead the way in Milwaukee's first warm-up. by Robin Miller WEST ALLIS, Wisc. -- Three Canadians ruled during Friday's opening practice session for Sunday's Miller...

Canadians Rule in Wisconsin Friday Morning Practice Tracy, Moore and Carpentier lead the way in Milwaukee's first warm-up. by Robin Miller

WEST ALLIS, Wisc. -- Three Canadians ruled during Friday's opening practice session for Sunday's Miller Lite 225, as Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and Patrick Carpentier posted the three quickest times.

Tracy, trying to bounce back from last weekend's run-in with teammate Dario Franchitti, smoked a lap of 22.025 seconds (168.681 mph) in the KOOL Reynard/Honda/Firestone around the old, flat Milwaukee Mile.

"I started downshifting because it gave me a better squirt off the corners, and so far so good," said Tracy, who owns one victory at Milwaukee among his 13 career CART wins.

Moore, who opened 1999 with a win at Homestead but has struggled to find the right combination the past three oval-track races, checked in with a lap of 22.052 seconds (168.475 mph) in the Player's Reynard/Mercedes/Firestone. Carpentier, who started fourth last weekend at St. Louis but was eliminated in a nasty accident that wasn't his fault, had quick time most of the 90-minute session. He wound up third in the other Player's car.

After chasing Michael Andretti to the checkered flag at Gateway, Helio Castro-Neves continued to look strong as he posted the fourth fastest time of 22.117 seconds (167.979 mph) in Carl Hogan's Lola/Mercedes/Firestone. Christian Fittipaldi, still looking for his initial CART triumph, was fifth fastest at 22.182 (167.487 mph) in the Big Kmart Swift/Ford/Firestone.

In the only incident, Bryan Herta spun coming off turn 2 in the Shell Reynard/Ford/Firestone, but regained control without making contact. More Stories

Source: CART.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Patrick Carpentier , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Bryan Herta , Greg Moore , Robin Miller