CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Forsythe Racing Friday report

PAUL TRACY FIFTH IN MONTREAL PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING A.J. Allmendinger Misses Session with Mechanical Problem MONTREAL, Quebec - Friday, August 25, 2006 - Forsythe Championship Racing's dynamic duo of Paul Tracy and A.J. Allmendinger had ...

PAUL TRACY FIFTH IN MONTREAL PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING
A.J. Allmendinger Misses Session with Mechanical Problem

MONTREAL, Quebec - Friday, August 25, 2006 - Forsythe Championship Racing's dynamic duo of Paul Tracy and A.J. Allmendinger had mixed results in today's first round of Qualifying for Sunday's Champ Car Grand Prix of Montreal as Allmendinger missed the session entirely after a rare engine failure just as the pre-qualifying practice session got underway, while Tracy struggled with braking issues that left him fifth on the Provisional Grid.

Paul Tracy

"It was kind of an average day. The car is pretty good but we still need to get a little more speed out of it. We are struggling in the braking zones. We need to be able to go a little deeper and carry more speed into the corner. This track always gets faster as it rubbers up so tomorrow the grip will be better. We'll keep working on the setup of the car during morning practice, and I think we'll have a good shot tomorrow. We didn't use any Reds today (the softer alternate Bridgestone tires) so we have two sets for tomorrow."

A.J. Allmendinger

"I guess I can't say much because I didn't get to do any running. The Forsythe Team gave me a great car this morning and I'm very confident that we would've been right up there today. We had an engine problem coming out of the pits. Champ Car rules don't allow us to use our back up car in this situation and there was no way to fix the car in time so we had to call it a day. Just unfortunate; the engines are usually totally reliable and it gave no warning at all."

-credit: www.Forsythe-Racing.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , A.J. Allmendinger