CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Conquest Racing Saturday report

Monterrey - MAY 21, 2005: Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Nelson Philippe and Andrew Ranger, will race on the Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Presented by Roshfrans, May 22, at the Fundidora Park road course, Monterrey, Mexico. For Saturday...

Monterrey - MAY 21, 2005: Mi-Jack Conquest Racing drivers, Nelson Philippe and Andrew Ranger, will race on the Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Presented by Roshfrans, May 22, at the Fundidora Park road course, Monterrey, Mexico.

For Saturday qualifying session:

Nelson qualified 13th .- his best time was on lap 12, with 1:15.487 - average speed of 100.340 mph.

Andrew qualified 14th , his best time was on lap 14, with 1:15:610 - average speed of 100.177 mph.

Nelson Philippe -- Wellbox / Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #34: Qualified 13th.

Nelson approaches the Monterrey race with previous experience on the 2.104-mile permanent road course. This will be Nelson's third start in Monterrey:

" Still not where we want to be, The car is much better then yesterday, but we still need more speed, we need to qualify better next race. I had a good result here last year. Everybody is tired and now that the pressure of qualifying is off, we can have some fun. It's a long race tomorrow, anything can happen."

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Andrew Ranger - Tide / Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Lola-Ford #27: - Qualified 14th - .

This will be Andrew's second start in Monterrey

" I'm a bit disappointed. This morning we had problems with the engine. For qualifying the car was terrible to drive, very difficult, slippery on the rear and on the front. Yesterday the car was good, I qualified 6th and today I'm 14th. We had problems with the pressure of the tires. It's hard to start 14th, but I know I can do it!."

-mjcr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger
Teams Conquest Racing