Kansas City, Kansas (May 1, 2010) -- Alex Lloyd would gain valuable experience by finishing 19th in today's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 here at the Kansas Speedway in the Boy Scouts of America ...
Kansas City, Kansas (May 1, 2010) -- Alex Lloyd would gain valuable experience by finishing 19th in today's Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 here at the Kansas Speedway in the Boy Scouts of America #19 IndyCar.
After starting 23rd for today's race, Alex and the team would make several changes to the car on each pit stop, steadily improving the performance of the car.
"The car started off with too much understeer, but each stop we made an adjustment or two and by the end we had a really good car," commented Lloyd. "This is our first run together as a team on an oval this year and although it was a short weekend, I think we learned a lot that will help us prepare for Indy."
Alex showed competitive form later in the race keeping pace with several of the top ten cars and running laps over 210 miles per hour.
The weekend was cut short on Friday as persistent rain delayed the activities of the weekend. Only one practice session was available before the Boy Scouts of America Indy Car would go out for qualifying.
After a season start of four consecutive road course events, Kansas was the first time Dale Coyne Racing and Alex Lloyd have been together on an oval for a race or a test. "We treated this weekend as a test really." Commented Dale Coyne. "It was important to learn how we all worked together and set a solid plan for the month of May in Indianapolis."
The team now prepares for the famed Indianapolis 500 where practice starts in just two weeks time.