St. Pete I: FIRST Motorsports qualifying notes

STEFAN WILSON FINISHES 3RD IN FIRST PRACTICE St. Petersburg, FL (April 3, 2009) - Stefan Wilson driving the ...

STEFAN WILSON FINISHES 3RD IN FIRST PRACTICE

St. Petersburg, FL (April 3, 2009) - Stefan Wilson driving the #19 flipNbags.com/Charter Indy Lights car for FIRST Motorsports completed the first practice session of the day in third place, after running in 2nd position for the majority of the session. A small weather front came through just before the start of the session which demanded a quick setup change by the crew for the wet conditions.

"As I said before, the crew is tremendous and placed a proper setup on the car for the wet session," stated Jon Lewis, owner of FIRST Motorsports. "Brendon (Cleave) our engineer is right on top of things and has a really good grasp of what needs to be done."

Lewis continued, "Stefan was impressive again. I don't know if it has anything to do with all the rain they have in England or what, but he was quick right from the start. Very consistent and gives tremendous feedback as to the handling of the car. The front seems to have gone through now so we're looking forward to dry conditions for qualifying this afternoon at 4:45."

"I'm very pleased about practice 1," commented Stefan. "It was the first time I've driven the car in the wet and the car handled really well. The Team has given me a really great car and I got really good grip from the Firestone Firehawks. I was able to push the car confidently and was able to get down to a quick pace early on. We need to make some final adjustments to get to the last bit of time out of the car, but it looks as though qualifying will be in the dry, so we'll see what happens then.

Time will tell if the #19 be the lucky number this weekend for the Wilson Brothers, as Stefan's older brother Justin will also be driving the #19 car for Dale Coyne Racing in IndyCar and also finished 3rd in the morning practice..

-credit: fm

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Dale Coyne , Stefan Wilson
Teams Dale Coyne Racing