CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland Tasman Qualifying Notes

Tony Kanaan, ...

Tony Kanaan, #21 LCI Reynard-Honda: (Qualified 12th) "We improved by almost a second since yesterday morning and, since we didn't come here to test, I think it is a pretty good effort for us. I am happy with my result. It could have been better but I think we put the car together very well in the time that we had on the track."

1.  Bryan Herta       58.358  121.341 mph
2.  Dario Franchitti  58.447  121.156 mph
3.  Scott Pruett      58.645  120.747 mph
4.  Jimmy Vasser      58.657  120.722 mph

12.Tony Kanaan 59.301 119.411 mph

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Cristiano da Matta, #2 Medley/LCI Lola: (Qualified 2nd) "We had the same kind of balance we had the first day so the car was very good. The only surprise for sure was Guy Smith. They found something big in their car and we just couldn't keep on making our car better and better in the same pace that they did. We are going to sit down and look at what is going on with the car. We need to see if we can find something else more and then try to catch him tomorrow in the race."

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado/LCI Lola: (Qualified 11th) "We improved the car from this morning but we still need to improve more for tomorrow. The biggest problem is still understeer."

1.  Guy Smith           66.117  107.101 mph
2.  Cristiano da Matta  66.600  106.324 mph
3.  Didier Andre        66.692  106.178 mph
4.  Oriol Servia        66.823  105.970 mph

11.Airton Dare 67.345 105.148 mph

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Guy Smith , Didier André , Airton Daré , Jimmy Vasser , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Oriol Servia , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett , Cristiano da Matta