CORBY, ENGLAND - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001 -- Round ...
CORBY, ENGLAND - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001 -- Round #17 of the 2001 FedEx Championship Series - Persistent water seepage through the track from previous rain, plus a mid-afternoon shower, caused Friday practice and qualifying for the Rockingham 500 at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby, England, to be cancelled.
For the second day in a row there was no full speed on-track activities. Since there was no qualifying, for the second consecutive race drivers will grid based on championship points. Therefore, Roberto Moreno will line-up ninth in his #20 Visteon/Patrick Racing Toyota Reynard, while Jimmy Vasser will start on the inside of Row #8, 15th, in the #40 Visteon/Patrick Racing Toyota Reynard. Rookie Townsend Bell, who is participating in just his second CART event, will grid the #19 Visteon/Patrick Racing Toyota Reynard last.
All three Visteon/Patrick Racing Toyota Reynards will have associate sponsorship from TotalFinaElf UK Limited and will carry TOTAL signage during tomorrow's Rockingham 500.
The schedule for tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, has been altered as follows: <pre> 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Champ Car Practice 1:00 PM Champ Car Driver's Meeting 2:20 - 2:30 PM Champ Car Installation Laps (Full Tanks) 2:45 PM Grid Champ Cars 3:10 PM Gentleman Start Your Engines 3:17 PM Approximate Start of Rockingham 500