IRL: Kelly Racing Friday Pikes Peak Report

1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship Round Nine - Colorado Indy 200 Pikes Peak International Raceway / Fountain, Colorado Practice Day Report -- Friday, August 27, 1999 Kelley Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore each completed...

1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship Round Nine - Colorado Indy 200 Pikes Peak International Raceway / Fountain, Colorado Practice Day Report -- Friday, August 27, 1999

Kelley Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore each completed a strong day of practice at the Pikes Peak International Raceway on Friday. Although the speeds were not at the top of the charts, both the Delphi Automotive Systems and MCI WorldCom teams were clearly focused on race day set-ups. Sharp turned the 11th quickest time at 169.229 while teammate Dismore logged the 21st quickest time at 165.586 mph. Currently, Sharp lies 5th and Dismore 10th in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship point standings.

#8 Scott Sharp, Delphi Automotive Systems/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "We're still trying to fine-tune the car. The track does not have much grip at this point. We'll work on adjustments tonight and I'm confident we'll pick-up the speed we need to get the Delphi Automotive Systems car where we need it by race time."

#28 Mark Dismore, MCI WorldCom/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "The MCI WorldCom car feels pretty good. It's comfortable and consistent. Our team is totally focused on race day set-up. I'm real pleased at where we are right now considering the fuel load and set-up we're developing. My main focus is on being fast and consistent over a full fuel run; that's what wins races."

Qualifying for the Colorado Indy 200 starts tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. (MDT). Live television coverage can be seen on SpeedVision. Race action begins at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 29. Television coverage can be seen on FOX Sports Net. Check your local cable listings for accurate times and channels.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Mark Dismore