CHAMPCAR/CART: Toyota Road American Friday notes

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2001) - Tora Takagi (Pioneer Toyota) and Jimmy Vasser (Visteon Toyota) ran one-two in the morning practice session and then Vasser followed that up by finishing second in the afternoon and second overall in the first...

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 17, 2001) - Tora Takagi (Pioneer Toyota) and Jimmy Vasser (Visteon Toyota) ran one-two in the morning practice session and then Vasser followed that up by finishing second in the afternoon and second overall in the first day of practice for Sunday's Motorola 220 at Road America.

For the day, Vasser led a group of five Toyota-powered drivers that finished in the top-10 with his second place. His Patrick Racing teammate, Roberto Moreno (Visteon Toyota), was next in line in fifth, followed by Cristiano da Matta (Texaco Toyota) in sixth, Bruno Junqueira (Target Toyota) in seventh and Takagi in 10th.

They were followed by Mauricio Gugelmin (12th - Nextel Toyota), Memo Gidley (14th - Target Toyota), Scott Dixon (16th - PacWest Toyota) and Christian Fittipaldi (20th - Kmart Toyota). The top 14 cars were separated by less than one second over the 4.048-mile road course.

Qualifying for Sunday's feature race is set to begin Saturday at 1:45 (CDT). The green flag for Sunday's Motorola 220 is set to wave at 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 12 noon CDT and will be aired live by ESPN. <pre> Toyota Drivers Overall - Day 1 at Road America Place. Drive 2. Jimmy Vasser 3. Tora Takagi 5. Roberto Moreno 6. Cristiano da Matta 7. Bruno Junqueira 10. Tora Takagi 12. Mauricio Gugelmin 14. Memo Gidley 16. Scott Dixon 20. Christiani Fittipaldi

-TRD

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Memo Gidley , Bruno Junqueira , Roberto Moreno , Scott Dixon , Mauricio Gugelmin , Tora Takagi , Cristiano da Matta
Teams HART