DREYER & REINBOLD RACING HAD UPS AND DOWNS IN EDMONTON Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2010)- The Honda Indy Edmonton was filled with ups and downs for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada today. The team 's drivers, Tomas...
DREYER & REINBOLD RACING HAD UPS AND DOWNS IN EDMONTON
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2010)- The Honda Indy Edmonton was filled with ups and downs for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada today. The team 's drivers, Tomas Scheckter (No. 24 MonaVie) and Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), finished 19th and 21st respectively.
As the green flag dropped, both drivers had a strong start, but trouble would set in early on. Scheckter, who started from 12th position, had to come in on Lap 10 to repair a damaged front wing. As a result, he filtered to the back and had to fight his way through the remainder of the race. Scheckter finished in 19th position.
Wilson had a good, clean start as he was able to maintain his 9th place starting position. The Brit was immediately able to settle into a rhythm and went into fuel-save mode, but unfortunately, things changed on Lap 36. Wilson spun in Turn 10 and had to come into the pits. The cause for the spin was the result of the right rear shock breaking. The No. 22 Z-Line Designs crew repaired the car and sent Wilson back out. Unfortunately, he had to come back in on Lap 39 as the car still did not feel right. The team repaired the car and sent Justin back out. Luckily, he was able to continue running the race but would go laps down and would fight to gain a couple of positions. Wilson finished 21st.
The Indianapolis-based squad will head straight to Ohio to test in preparation for the 12th round of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
What they have to say:
Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "The Z-Line Designs car was improving in our first stint and I was able to drive the car the way I had wanted. Right after our first stop my right rear shock broke and I was just trying to control the car and not get into anyone. We will have a look at why the shock failed and continue on. I'm looking forward to testing at Mid-Ohio next week to prepare for the race."
Tomas Scheckter, No. 24 MonaVie: "It was a really tough race today. I think that I misled everyone and pointed them in the wrong direction with the car. We had to come in and make an early stop to change the front wing, I really don't know what went wrong there. Overall, it was a really tough day and I just tried to hang in there the whole race. I just have to thank MonaVie and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the opportunity. We can definitely leave Edmonton with some positives like qualifying well and hopefully we can take that on to some more races."