IPS: Indianapolis: Cole Carter practice one notes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Rookie driver Cole Carter and new team American Revolution Racing (ARR) had an exceptional first outing this morning while completing their first Menards Infiniti Pro Series practice in preparation for the Futaba Freedom 100.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Rookie driver Cole Carter and new team American Revolution Racing (ARR) had an exceptional first outing this morning while completing their first Menards Infiniti Pro Series practice in preparation for the Futaba Freedom 100. Carter spent the time shaking down the #77 Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway and finding speed for this afternoon's qualification session. Carter and ARR ended up running third fastest out of the box. In the next practice session, Carter and ARR will continue to build speed and trim the car out for their first-ever qualification run in Menards Infiniti Pro Series Competition.

Cole Carter, #77 Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone:

On feel of car:

"The car felt really good. They had a neutral setup on the car and it was really easy to drive. I just went out and got comfortable with the track and they we started making some little changes. Things seemed to work out fine and we made our way to the top of the speed chart."

On being third fastest in first Menards Infiniti Pro Series Practice:

"It was shocking actually. I didn't think we would be that fast right away. I knew we would be up in the first half of the field somewhere, but to be third quick, then that's just awesome. Right now we have a good shot at the pole and if we can get on the pole, then that would just be great. It would be great for the whole team and maybe we can get a big sponsor on board."

On focus for next practice:

"I spoke with our engineer (Darrell Soppe) and we are not going to run a lot so we don't wear out the engine. But we are going to make some changes, trim it out a little more and get our qualifying set up done. So we'll focus on that and see where we end up after the second session."

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Cole Carter