Team Rahal Notes/Grand Prix of Detroit PAPIS CLAIMS SEASON BEST START BRACK POSTS 6th TOP-TEN START OF 2000 QUALIFYING TIMES - Saturday, June 17, 2000 Driver Lap Time Speed 1. Juan Montoya 73.056 sec.
Team Rahal Notes/Grand Prix of Detroit PAPIS CLAIMS SEASON BEST START BRACK POSTS 6th TOP-TEN START OF 2000
QUALIFYING TIMES - Saturday, June 17, 2000 Driver Lap Time Speed 1. Juan Montoya 73.056 sec. 115.604 mph 2. Dario Franchitti 73.056 sec. 115.604 mph 3. Helio Castroneves 73.215 sec. 115.353 mph 4. Gil de Ferran 73.350 sec. 115.141 mph 5. Max Papis 73.529 sec. 114.861 mph 6. Cristiano da Matta 73.576 sec. 114.787 mph 7. Kenny Brack 73.589 sec. 114.767 mph
#7 Max Papis - Miller Lite Ford Cosworth/Reynard
After running fourth overall in the morning practice, Papis, the
provisional pole sitter after the first day, posted a season best fifth
place qualifying effort with a fast lap of 73.529-sec./114.861 mph..
"The car was very good today and I am proud of the effort that my
crew put in," said Papis. "Unfortunately we always seemed to run into
traffic on a fast lap. I had a great lap going late in the session but I
came up on Roberto Moreno and I had to back off. The car was one of the
best we have had this year and the only shortcoming was we weren't able to
nail a lap like we did yesterday. We had perfect timing on Friday and that
enabled us to be on the provisional pole. I hope we have better luck
tomorrow than we did here last year [Papis was involved in a first lap
incident in 1999 and did not complete a lap]. Certainly starting in the
third row puts us in a position to race for the win. My life would be
easier if we were in the front row but you know me I love a challenge."
#8 Kenny Brack - Shell Ford Cosworth/Reynard
Brack finished the morning session eighth overall with a fast lap of 75.009 sec/112.594 mph. The Shell crew spent part of the morning session correcting an over steer that was slowing the car through the corners. In qualifying Brack ran among the top-five till late in the session. Brack and the Shell car had an eight-minute penalty to serve during the qualifying session due to causing a stoppage in the qualifying session on Friday when Brack hit the tire wall in turn 11. As Brack slowed on track to enter the pit lane the car brushed the tire wall causing damage to the front left suspension on the car. "We were faster today that we were on Friday but we just couldn't get a clean lap," said Brack. "Who knows maybe the extra eight minutes would have made a difference. The car was pretty good today but the traffic slowed me down. It is a shame we ended up brushing the wall, especially when it was on a slow lap. It we would have hit on a fast lap at least we would have been trying to improve out position. Certainly I would prefer to be farther up in the field but we are in a position where we can race for the podium and that is why we came here."