IRL: Pikes Peak Saturday practice notes

SATURDAY, JUNE 28 DAY 2 The ...

SATURDAY, JUNE 28 DAY 2

The #28 Bombardier Business Aircraft Grainger entry driven by Mark Dismore was repaired Friday after his accident and was on pit road for the start of practice this morning. The #5 Treadway Racing-WavePhore Sprint PCS entry driven by Arie Luyendyk was repaired after his Friday accident and was towed to pit road at 9:15 a.m.

The PDM Racing Team has had a unique challenge over the past few weeks. The team has had to modify the cockpit of the #18 Klipsch Overhead Door V-Line Earl's Performance Dallara/Aurora from John Paul Jr. (6-4, 185) to Tyce Carlson (6-2, 220) to Billy Boat (5-7, 140). "From John to Tyce, we had to pour a different seat," said crew chief John Pearson. "The pedals were about the same. We may have had to move them up a little (because even though there's two inches difference in height, they have roughly the same leg length). From Tyce to Billy, we had to change the entire pedal box. On Thursday, we moved him up as far as we could with the original pedal box. That wasn't enough, so we had to move him up some more yesterday with the other pedal box. All in all, it was probably 2 1/2-3 inches difference from Tyce to Billy." Boat is using a spare seat that belongs to Scott Sharp (5-8, 155). "We went from the tallest to the largest to the smallest," said PDM crewman Buddy Urbanski.

Indy Racing League Morning Practice Notes:

9:25 a.m. -- GREEN. #28 Dismore first out. 9:28 a.m. -- #21 Guerrero turned a lap at 163.510, fastest of session. 9:29 a.m. -- #21 Guerrero turned a lap at 168.374, fastest of session.= #97 Ray turned a lap at 168.547, fastest of session. 9:30 a.m. -- #97 Ray turned a lap at 170.616, fastest of session. #4= Brack turned a lap at 171.233, fastest of session. #17 Giaffone turned a lap at 171.739, fastest of session. Temperature was 78 degrees and track temperature was 104 degrees, according to Firestone tire engineers. 9:33 a.m. -- #1 Sharp turned a lap at 171.494, second fastest of session. 9:34 a.m. -- #12 Calkins turned a lap at 171.478, third fastest of= session. #2 Stewart turned a lap at 172.282, fastest of session. 9:35 a.m. -- #2 Stewart turned a lap at 173.502, fastest of session and weekend. #2 Stewart turned a lap at 173.955, fastest of session and weekend. #2 Stewart turned a lap at 174.048, fastest of session and weekend and first to clear 174 miles an hour. 9:38 a.m. -- YELLOW, #27 Guthrie did a 180-degree spin in Turn 3,= traveled 550 feet to contact the outside wall, continued for 450 feet to a stop in the exit of Turn 4. The car had heavy rear and left rear damage. Guthrie was awake and alert in stable condition, was experiencing breathing difficulties and was transported by helicopter to Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs for further evaluation. 10 a.m. -- Temperature was 81 degrees and track temperature was 112 degrees, according to Firestone tire engineers. 10:12 a.m. -- GREEN. 10:16 a.m. -- #33 Kite turned a lap at 172.101, second fastest of= session. 10:18 a.m. -- #51 Cheever turned a lap at 172.902, second fastest of session. #4 Brack turned a lap at 173.260, second fastest of session. 10:19 a.m. -- #2 Stewart turned a lap at 174.647, fastest of session and weekend. 10:20 a.m. -- YELLOW, track inspsection.

10:30 a.m. -- GREEN. Temperature was 85 degrees and rtack temperature was 121 degrees, according to Firestone tire engineers. 10:33 a.m. -- #33 Kite turned a lap at 173.544, second fastest of= session. 10:36 a.m. -- #21 Guerrero turned a lap at 173.319, third fastest of session. #4 Brack turned a lap at 174.208, second fastest of session. 10:44 a.m. -- #2 Stewart turned a lap at 174.774, fastest of session and weekend. 10:49 a.m. -- END OF SESSION.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , John Paul