CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Rahal Friday Millwaukee notes

WEST ALLIES, WI . . .Team Rahal drivers Kenny Brack and Max Papis each ran in the top-ten in Friday's single practice session for the Miller Lite 225 (Sunday 4:00 PM EDT on ABC) at The Milwaukee Mile. On track practice time was reduced to a...

WEST ALLIES, WI . . .Team Rahal drivers Kenny Brack and Max Papis each ran in the top-ten in Friday's single practice session for the Miller Lite 225 (Sunday 4:00 PM EDT on ABC) at The Milwaukee Mile. On track practice time was reduced to a single session due to continuous morning rain showers in the greater Milwaukee area.

CART points leader Kenny Brack drove Team Rahal's Shell car to the third fastest lap late in the session at 164.864 mph after spending the majority of the practice working to correct a understeer in the car. Brack who has four front row starts in five events in 2001 will be looking for his third pole position on Saturday afternoon.

Max Papis driving the Miller Lite car in the hometown of Miller Brewing finished with the tenth fastest lap at 162.862 mph after fighting handling problems in the session.

Practice resumes on Saturday with a split sessions in the morning (Saturday 10:30 AM EDT) and qualifying at 2:30 PM EDT weather permitting.

Max Papis (#7 Miller Genuine Draft Ford-Cosworth/Lola) - "We did okay despite the limited session. I will admit that it isn't very enjoyable driving this track with these little wings, but we are trying to make the best out of it. It is going to be very important to start in the first three or four rows here. Passing will be at a premium. Without in-season testing, you have a bit of a handicap coming here. But it's the same for everybody. So you have to adjust as quickly as we can."

Kenny Brack (#8 Shell Ford-Cosworth/Lola) - "We were trying to find our way with the Shell Ford today. We started quite a ways off from where we ended up in the session. With so little time in these sessions, you have to learn to make quick changes. Luckily we have a lot of skilled people at Team Rahal that can make those changes for us. That really counts on the track. Fridays are always a question mark when you start off this year because we don't have in-season testing on the tracks. It's so competitive in this series that you can't afford to get off the pace even a little. Last race was very nice to win, but it doesn't mean anything for this race. It's completely different and we have to make the proper changes."

-Team Rahal

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Max Papis , Kenny Brack