CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver: American Spirit race report

Hunter-Reay charges from 16th to Sixth, earns best Champ Car finish, gearbox failure destroy's Vasser's strong run. JIMMY VASSER, ...

Hunter-Reay charges from 16th to Sixth, earns best Champ Car finish, gearbox failure destroy's Vasser's strong run.

JIMMY VASSER, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Reynard/Cosworth

Vasser the Race: "We had a decent race going and we lost third gear around lap 73. It completely gave out on 90. Other than that, we had some issues getting our tire pressures up after the first stop and we lost about 15 seconds, then the jack dropped on the second lap. We fought back though, it looked like we were going to be in the top six maybe five, but we'll be back for more next weekend.

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #31 American Spirit/Ford-Reynard/Cosworth

Hunter-Reay on the Race: "I am pleased with my result, but I can't help but be frustrated and disappointed because I think we could have been fifth. I spent a lot of time be held up by some guys that were misbehaving out there. CART did a good job today, but the damage was done. We hung in there all day and charged hard. The car ran well. We need to get down our qualifying game and stop starting back in the wasps nests, we have a lot of work to do. I can't wait to get to Road America, it is my favorite racetrack. This was an awesome event, the fans here are just incredible and we appreciate it."

<B>Stefan Johansson, Team Owner: "Ryan drove a heck of a race today. Jimmy was very unlucky with his gearbox. Were leaving with to points paying finishes which I am pleased about considering the way the weekend has been. We'll keep charging.

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Drivers Stefan Johansson