JUNQUEIRA QUICKEST IN DAY TWO CHAMP CAR OPEN TEST AT MILWAUKEE MILE MILWAUKEE (May 4, 2005) -- Bruno Junqueira ( ...
JUNQUEIRA QUICKEST IN DAY TWO CHAMP CAR OPEN TEST AT MILWAUKEE MILE
MILWAUKEE (May 4, 2005) -- Bruno Junqueira (#2X Pacificare -- Newman Haas Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) topped the charts in day two of the Champ Car Open Test, which concluded today at The Milwaukee Mile. Junqueira, who picked up 4-tenths of second today over his best speed yesterday, is still in search of his first Milwaukee Mile victory.
Sixteen Champ Car drivers participated in the session, in anticipation of the Saturday afternoon, June 4 "Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 presented by U.S. Bank" Champ Car race, scheduled for a 12:00p.m. CST green flag.
Junqueira's quickest tour of the historic 1.032-mile oval was at a time of 20.890 seconds (177.846mph), as the Brazilian veteran logged just 58 laps in his secondary car. The 2003 and 2004 points runner-up registered 272 in his primary Lola chassis, posting the fourth-quickest speed overall.
Second-quick Mario Dominguez (#7 Indeck -- Forsythe Championship Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) registered 285 laps over the two days, building speed up to a lap of 20.919 seconds (177.599mph) today.
Overall, first day quick-timer Paul Tracy (#3 Indeck -- Forsythe Championship Racing Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) was third on the charts with the speed the 3-time Milwaukee event winner achieved on Day 1, with the quickest of his 139 test laps recorded at 20.949 seconds (177.345mph).
The weather posed a challenge to the teams on Tuesday, with cold, blustery winds delaying the morning session altogether. Bridgestone engineers reported a desired minimum of 50-degree ambient temperature and minimum 50-degree track temperature before teams took to the one-mile oval.
Wednesday's weather was a noticeable and pleasant change, with a breezy, yet manageable mid-60's temperature day. On-track activity ran as scheduled from 9:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. under sunny skies.