NA-F2000: Homestead Highcroft Qualifying 98-05-16

Lally Qualifies Even Better Sat.; Will Start Sixth in Sunday's Race HOMESTEAD, Fla., May 16 - On Saturday morning Andy Lally earned the sixth qualifying spot for Sunday's U.S. Formula 2000 race at Homestead Motorsports Park with his Highcroft...

Lally Qualifies Even Better Sat.; Will Start Sixth in Sunday's Race

HOMESTEAD, Fla., May 16 - On Saturday morning Andy Lally earned the sixth qualifying spot for Sunday's U.S. Formula 2000 race at Homestead Motorsports Park with his Highcroft Racing/Red Line Oil Bowman BC5.

"Everything was even better this morning than it was yesterday," said the Northport, N.Y.-based driver, referring to the ninth qualifying spot he earned yesterday for the race that will be held this afternoon.

"We got a little bit of a push out of it, and we got a little more mechanical grip this morning."

Lally's teammate, Duncan Dayton of North Salem, N.Y., was towed in after the session with a crumpled nose cone on his Bowman. "I must have weakened the front wing support when I went off yesterday, and it broke off today under braking in the hairpin, flew off, hit the car and I went off," he said. "Then the motor died, and we don't know what that's all about yet. We'll have to look things over and see."

Dayton will start 22nd in Sunday's race.

The top three in qualifying were identical to the top three in qualifying for today's race: David Besnard, Marc Antoine Camirand and Robby McGehee.

Today's 22-lap race is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. Sunday's event is slated for a 10:15 a.m. green flag.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Duncan Dayton , Robby McGehee , Andy Lally , David Besnard