Camara, Klein Turn Laps at Indianapolis to Prep for Freedom 100 SPEEDWAY, Ind. (April 27, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jaime Camara and Jonathan Klein put their respective Indy Racing League Indy Pro Series machines through a day- long...
Camara, Klein Turn Laps at Indianapolis to Prep for Freedom 100
SPEEDWAY, Ind. (April 27, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Jaime Camara and Jonathan Klein put their respective Indy Racing League Indy Pro Series machines through a day- long test session today on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in advance of next month's Freedom 100.
Camara, who is the defending winner of the event, turned a total of 83 laps in the #11 CELG/Goias Dallara and posted the sixth-fastest speed at 186.741 miles per hour. Klein, who drives the #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design-sponsored machine, rebounded from an incident Thursday morning to log 86 laps and a top speed of 185.900 miles per hour, good for ninth on the chart.
The Freedom 100, which will be held on May 26, marks the fourth round of competition for the 2006 Indy Pro Series and is the next event on the schedule. Klein will enter the event ranked sixth in the series standings, riding a streak of back-to-back top-five finishes. Camara will be looking to improve on his 14th place ranking at the site of one of his two 2005 victories.
Jaime Camara, #11 CELG/Goias Dallara:
"I'm not pleased with the way things went today, to be honest. We tested a lot of things today for the race and we still need to find more speed. I think we have a good race car, but we are not as fast as we need to be for qualifying. That has me upset right now, but we'll keep working, doing our best and find what we need for qualifying."
Jonathan Klein, #27 Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design Dallara:
"I feel pretty good about today overall. I'm very excited to have had the chance to drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. No matter what form of motorsports you participate in, it's a track that you want to drive at. It's a special place. It's very cool.
"This was a good first experience. We learned a lot. We weren't high up on the speed chart with the Klein Tools/Turn-Key Forging and Design car, but we weren't working on speed. We were working on getting a good race car and working to get me some experience here."
(ON THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING) "It was a lack of experience on my part with the line here. I turned in a bit early and just ran out of track at the exit. The team did an outstanding job getting me back out after lunch and we ran some good, hard laps in the afternoon."
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