JEFF SIMMONS, ...
JEFF SIMMONS, #26 Team KOOL Green Lola T97/20:
(Started 5th and won Barber Dodge race at Portland in 1999; Currently 7th in the standings with 22 points)
“Portland will be our third race in the past four weeks and all that racing has really helped us gel as a team. I know our results haven’t really shown it, but we’ve got a good handle on the KOOL car and I think it’s only a matter of time until I’ll be joining Jonny (Kane, teammate) on the podium. I like the Portland circuit and had a great race there last year (victory) in Barber Dodge, so I’m approaching the weekend with high hopes.
JONNY KANE, #27 Team KOOL Green Lola T97/20: (Started 2nd / Finished 6th at Portland in 1999; Currently 3rd in the standings with 32 points)
“Things are going quite well at Team KOOL Green. Obviously we had a good weekend in Detroit (pole sitter and winner) and we’re looking to keep it going in Portland. We’ve got a lot of ground to make up in the standings, but another win will go a long ways towards closing the gap.”