IPS: Milwaukee test notes

Medeiros Fastest in Menards Infiniti Pro Series Milwaukee Open Test WEST ALLIS, Wis., Tuesday, June 15, 2004 -- Thiago Medeiros continues to be the driver to catch in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series. The Brazilian, who has won the last two ...

Medeiros Fastest in Menards Infiniti Pro Series Milwaukee Open Test

WEST ALLIS, Wis., Tuesday, June 15, 2004 -- Thiago Medeiros continues to be the driver to catch in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series.

The Brazilian, who has won the last two races, posted fastest laps in each session during Open Testing at the Milwaukee Mile on June 15. Medeiros' top speed was 144.629 mph, 25.6747 seconds.

"We were trying to find a good quality lap for the qualifying, and for the car for the race," Medeiros said. "We made a couple of changes to improve the car. We'll see what's going to happen."

Jesse Mason was second fastest at 142.260 mph, while Arie Luyendyk Jr. posted a lap at 142.069 mph just before he hit the wall in Turn 4 with 15 minutes left in the session. Newcomers Ross Fonferko and Al Unser were fourth and fifth at 141.494 mph and 141.328, respectively.

In addition to Luyendyk, two other drivers found the Turn 4 wall on the tricky 1-mile concrete oval. P.J. Chesson's debut test ended when he made contact with the rear of the car, while Brad Pollard suffered light damage when he spun just before the lunch break. Pollard's team repaired his car and he returned later in the day. None of the drivers was injured.

<pre> FASTEST SPEEDS OF COMBINED SESSIONS Pos. Car Name C/E/T Speed 1 11 Thiago Medeiros D/I/F 144.629 mph 2 3 Jesse Mason D/I/F 142.260 mph 3 5 Arie Luyendyk Jr. D/I/F 142.069 mph 4 2 Al Unser D/I/F 141.394 mph 5 22 Ross Fonferko D/I/F 141.328 mph

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Al Unser Sr. , Brad Pollard , Jesse Mason , P.J. Chesson , Thiago Medeiros , Arie Luyendyk Jr.