IRL: Fontana: AGR/Herta Saturday report

Archipelago/Motorola Driver Bryan Herta to start from the outside of seventh row at California FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2003) ? Bryan Herta qualified 14th today at California Speedway in the ...

Archipelago/Motorola Driver Bryan Herta to start from the outside of seventh row at California

FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2003) ? Bryan Herta qualified 14th today at California Speedway in the #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone with an average speed of 223.306 miles per hour.

Herta and the Archipelago/Motorola team continued to work on the car?s race setup during this morning?s 30-minute practice session. The team then turned to teammates Tony Kanaan and Dan Wheldon for qualifying data and used a combination of those setups for the qualifying session.

Helio Castroneves took the MBNA pole with a speed of 226.757 miles per hour. Kenny Brack was second quickest at 226.280 miles per hour. Scott Dixon will start third after qualifying at 226.219 miles per hour. Herta's teammate Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan will start fourth and fifth, respectively. Wheldon qualified at a speed of 225.695 miles per hour and Kanaan with a speed of 225.198 miles per hour.

The green flag will fly at 3:30 p.m. EDT tomorrow with live coverage on ABC Sports.

Bryan Herta #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We picked up a little bit from the morning practice to qualifying, so I'm pretty happy. This has been our mantra all year; we haven't really focused on qualifying and we've put our emphasis on the race setup. We put a combination of Dan (Wheldon) and Tony's (Kanaan) setup on the Archipelago/Motorola car because we weren't happy with what we had and it was definitely quicker."

Kyle Moyer, Team Manager, Archipelago/Motorola

"We used a combination setup on the car because we've been working on our race car. We're still not happy with that. It isn't where you qualify here, it is where you finish. We still have a lot of work to do."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Kenny Brack , Dan Wheldon