Detroit, Mich. (June 16, 2000) - Norberto Fontana posted a fast time of 1:16:961 in his back-up ...
Detroit, Mich. (June 16, 2000) - Norberto Fontana posted a fast time of 1:16:961 in his back-up #10 Della Penna Motorsports Toyota/Reynard during provisional qualifying for this Sunday's Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit.
Fontana returns to action this weekend after missing the Miller Lite 225 (June 4) while recovering from an inner ear imbalance suffered after a practice crash for the Firestone Firehawk 500 in Motegi, Japan.
"I feel very good today," Fontana said, "no soreness, nothing. I felt something wrong with the steering this afternoon, so we decided to switch to the back-up car rather than spend the time trying to locate the problem. The back-up car wasn't quite as good as the primary, but I think for my first day on the track that everything went pretty well, especially since I only had a couple of hot laps in the back-up car."