Long Beach Forsythe Friday Qualifying Notes

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Texaco/Havoline Challenge Long Beach, California April 16-18, 1999 Circuit: 1.85-mile temporary street course Race: Laps - tba Broadcast: April 18 - ESPN2 6:30 pm -...

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship

Texaco/Havoline Challenge Long Beach, California April 16-18, 1999

Circuit: 1.85-mile temporary street course Race: Laps - tba Broadcast: April 18 - ESPN2 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Friday Qualifying:

1. Felipe Giaffone  68.721 = 95.552 mph
2. Philip Peter  69.081 = 95.054 mph
3. Guy Smith  69.189 = 94.905 mph
4. Oriol Servia  69.434 = 94.570 mph
5. Geoff Boss  69.437 = 94.566 mph
6. Andy Boss  69.511 = 94.466 mph
7. Didier Andre  69.526 = 94.445 mph
8. Airton Dare  69.618 = 94.320 mph

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

"We are still a ways off on the setup. I think we know which direction to go now, and I think we will be able to improve tomorrow. Track conditions will be different tomorrow because our qualifying session is late morning so the temperature should be cooler than today."

Guy Smith, #6 Lola (Sponsor tba):

"I had traffic on my last lap otherwise we may have been second. I don't honestly think I could have caught Felipe (Giaffone) though. This is a great track. It is quite challenging with the two long straights and very tight corners. It's definitely a challenge engineering-wise. For the drivers, it is one of those tracks that really gets your adrenaline going."

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Indy Lights
Drivers Guy Smith , Felipe Giaffone , Didier André , Airton Daré , Oriol Servia , Geoff Boss , Philipp Peter