IRL: Texas: Panther Racing Friday report

Enge, Scheckter Remain 1-2 in Texas Final Practice INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Panther Racing tandem of Tomas Enge and Tomas Scheckter continued to pace the field Friday during the final day of practice for the Bombardier Learjet 500k at Texas ...

Enge, Scheckter Remain 1-2 in Texas Final Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Panther Racing tandem of Tomas Enge and Tomas Scheckter continued to pace the field Friday during the final day of practice for the Bombardier Learjet 500k at Texas Motor Speedway. The "T2" and "T4" combo, who swept the front row during qualifications yesterday with Scheckter taking the pole position, swapped positions during the final practice day, with Enge posting the fastest times in both practice sessions. With Chevrolet pacing the field the entire weekend, the goal is to put a Bowtie in Victory Lane, and both drivers know they've got the horsepower to get it done.

Enge's best lap of the day was 215.622 mph, 24.2925 seconds and teammate Scheckter was just behind with a quick lap of 215.428 mph, 24.3144 seconds. Saturday will mark the best qualification effort for Panther since expanding to a two-car operation. The team's second best effort came at Homestead during the first race of the season when Scheckter took the pole and Enge started in third.

The Bombardier Learjet 500k will be held Saturday on ESPN starting at 8:30 p.m. from Texas Motor Speedway, and additional coverage is available on the IMS Radio Network.

Tomas Enge #2 RockStar Panther Racing

"I'm happy, obviously. The RockStar car is very good in either groove, and everything is going well, so far. We're just practicing for the big night, which is tomorrow because we need to finish the race. We need to have both cars in one piece at the end of the night and I think that's going to happen for us. I don't want to talk about any success yet, because for me success comes at the end of the race. I will fight as much as possible in our Chevrolet. We've had several possibilities this year for a good result, but we had bad luck. Hopefully, this weekend can be when the luck turns around."

Tomas Scheckter #4 Pennzoil Panther Racing

"For sure, things are looking good for us. We've been fast all weekend and now we need to concentrate on having a clean race tomorrow. Nobody will care how fast we were today if something happens to our Pennzoil car in the race. We're quite happy with our Chevy and everything they've done for us. We know we have a fast car, and there was no need for us to run too much in practice. I wish it was tomorrow now because we're ready to go."

-www.pantherracing.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Tomas Enge
Teams Panther Racing