Toronto: Andersen Racing qualifying report

Andersen Racing's Kasemets Will Start Ninth, Jorda 15th In Toronto Firestone Indy Lights Race Sunday TORONTO, Ontario, July 17 - Andersen Racing drivers Tonis Kasemets of Mundelein, Ill., and Carmen Jorda of Miami will start ninth and ...

Andersen Racing's Kasemets Will Start Ninth, Jorda 15th In Toronto Firestone Indy Lights Race Sunday

TORONTO, Ontario, July 17 - Andersen Racing drivers Tonis Kasemets of Mundelein, Ill., and Carmen Jorda of Miami will start ninth and 15th, respectively, in the Toronto 100 Firestone Indy Lights race on the street circuit at Toronto, Ontario Sunday at 10:10 a.m. Eastern time.

Kasemets (pronounced Toe-NEES Kahz-uh-mets), a native of Parnu, Estonia, put the Andersen Racing/Flexovit/Allied Building Products No. 5 into the show with a qualifying time of 1:06.5101 and an average speed of 94.993 miles per hour for the 1.755-mile street course. His effort is also sponsored by Northcentral Construction and the Novotel Toronto North York hotel.

Jorda, a native of Alcoy, Spain, qualified with a time of 1:08.8443 and an average speed of 91.722 mph with the Andersen Racing No. 4, which is sponsored by ASAP Sports, NTGS.es, iHOLA!, Air Europa and pepetravel.com.

Kasemets will start beside Stefan Wilson in Row 5 when the 50-lap race gets the green flag Sunday morning. Jorda will start right behind the other female driver in the field, Freedom 100 polesitter Pippa Mann.

J.K. Vernay won the Sunoco Pole Award with a time of 1:05.2989 (96.755 mph).

A 20-minute warm-up session at 8 a.m. will precede the race.

Tonis Kasemets: "It was hard work. We managed to put together a couple hot laps in qualifying, but we aren't where we want to be. Now we have to go back over the data and try to improve more in the warm-up session tomorrow before the race. Overall we're just gaining experience. Small things make a big difference. But the team is very friendly, we're working hard and we're working well together. Now we'll just try to make improvements for tomorrow."

Carmen Jorda: "We're improving as I learn the track and get used to the car again after missing three races. This morning we went almost 1 second faster than we did in the first practice session on Friday, and we improved almost another second in qualifying. I really like this track, and it feels good to be back in the car."

-source: andersen racing

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Tonis Kasemets , Pippa Mann , Stefan Wilson , Carmen Jorda