CHAMPCAR/CART: San Jose: Conquest Racing Saturday report

ANOTHER TOP-EIGHT STARTING POSITION FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING; ZWOLSMAN TO START 14TH San Jose, California, July 29, 2006 -- Andrew Ranger of the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team once again put in a strong performance in qualifying. Ranger who was...

ANOTHER TOP-EIGHT STARTING POSITION FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING; ZWOLSMAN TO START 14TH

San Jose, California, July 29, 2006 -- Andrew Ranger of the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team once again put in a strong performance in qualifying. Ranger who was 12th yesterday, moved up to eighth position in the final round of qualifying for the Canary Foundation Grand Prix of San Jose Presented by Taylor Woodrow today. It marks the third race in a row that Ranger qualifies in the top-eight. The driver of the #34 car at Mi-Jack Conquest Racing, Charles Zwolsman registered a lap of 50.435 which was good enough for 13th place in today's session. The Dutchman will however starting tomorrow's race in 14th position as Alex Tagliani's time from the first round of qualifying was good enough to put him in 13th place overall. The green flag drops on the second edition of the Grand Prix of San Jose tomorrow at 3:45 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on NBC starting at 3:30 p.m. eastern.

8th - Andrew Ranger #27 MSR Houston Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"I qualified in the top ten again so I'm very pleased with that. The car wasn't perfect but it was very good. We still have some work to do on it to get it ready for the race. The team did a great job once again, practice this morning did not go as well as I had hoped for but we were able to bounce back in qualifying. For the race tomorrow, the most important thing will be to get passed the first turn, I don't know what will happen there but I'm sure it will be interesting!"

14th Charles Zwolsman #34 Mi-Jack Ford Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"We made some changes after the first run, we were just starting to get the laps going and I locked the brakes up going into turn 6 and I tried to spin it around but due to the tire temperature the motor just stalled when I spun it around so that left me with only one flying lap after that, but I couldn't improve. During the race we have to move up because our qualifying position doesn't show our true speed."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman
Teams Conquest Racing