CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Walker Racing Saturday report

Rodolfo Lavin (R), ...

Rodolfo Lavin (R), #5 Corona Competition Team Ford-Cosworth XFE-Reynard-Bridgestone

Qualifying: 18th 81.718 (119.342 mph)

"We continued to make improvements on the car under braking, but it's still locking too much in the rear. We're also having a problem with the engine control system that maintains the boost level. We worked with Cosworth to address the problem over night and it seemed to be fixed in this morning's practice. The Corona Walker Racing crew is replacing the engine, wiring, everything this evening to see if can get this working better for the race."

Fast Facts: Will mark his 14th Champ Car start, Will mark his first Champ Car start at Montreal, Has two previous starts at Montreal contesting Toyota Atlantics (2001 & 2002)

Darren Manning, (R), #15 RAC Walker Racing Ford-Cosworth XFE-Reynard-Bridgestone

Qualifying: 9th 80.308 (121.437 mph)

"I'm disappointed with ninth really. We haven't been outside the top-six this weekend, so I had expected more for qualifying. We tried a couple new things that didn't work well for us. Even though I was faster, the car was slightly worse. It's going to be a bit of a race of attrition I think because of the curbs and the brakes really take a beating here. We'll go back to what we know works for the car and work to be there for the finish. We should be all right for the top-six again."

Fast Facts: Marks his seventh top-ten start this season, Will mark his 15th Champ Car start, Has finished in the top-ten at every road course event this season with the exception of Laguna Seca where an engine failure ended his day on Lap 12, Has earned six consecutive top-ten finishes, Has 12 top-ten finishes to his credit in just 14 starts, Currently ranked ninth in the championship points standings with 73 points (tied with Alex Tagliani), Ranked second in the Rookie of the Year standings


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Alex Tagliani , Rodolfo Lavin