CONQUEST RACING'S SEBASTIAN SAAVEDRA TO START 15TH IN TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
After a day of learning on Friday, Conquest Racing's Sebastian Saavedra qualified the No. 34 car in the 15th spot on the grid for the 85-lap Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. In his best qualifying effort to date, the IndyCar rookie posted a time of 1 minute 10.1146 seconds. The 20-year-old Columbian driver will start from row 8.
Twenty-seven IZOD IndyCar Series drivers will complete on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street course Sunday. The race will be broadcast live at 3:30 pm EST with television coverage of the race on VERSUS. Fans can find the radio coverage on the IMS Radio Network, XM 145 and Sirius 212.
Sebastian Saavedra, No. 34 Conquest Racing
"It's the most aggressive quaifiying run I've made in my life. We were in a very tough group, so I'm satisfied with the position we qualified. Of course I want to improve even more. But from the progress we've made since practice one to where we are now, we've done a great job. We'll continue working and looking towards the race."
Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing Team Owner
"I'm very pleased with the qualifying today. We're progressing. This is only Sebastian's third IndyCar race on a road course, so we are very pleased with his qualifying effort. It's going to be a long season, and it's nice to see the progress that we're making."
-source: conquest racing