ON & OFF RAIN HAMPERS TESTING AT MID-OHIO Ace and the World Speed Motorsports Team have been quick as usual, but with multiple red flags in the practice sessions it has been tough to get to the very top of the charts. Weather forecasts for the...
ON & OFF RAIN HAMPERS TESTING AT MID-OHIO
Ace and the World Speed Motorsports Team have been quick as usual, but with multiple red flags in the practice sessions it has been tough to get to the very top of the charts.
Weather forecasts for the area are calling for occasional showers throughout the day Friday with sunny skies returning in time for qualifying on Saturday.
Drivers had difficulty getting heat into their tires as the temperture hovered in the low forties, with the steady rain and gusts on wind combining to make it a chilly session for all participants.
"We feel like the foul weather is a benefit to us, said Team Owner Telo Stewart. Qualifying is supposed to be in the dry, and we have tested and raced at this track quite a bit in dry conditions. The teams and drivers that haven't tested here in the past could be at a disadvantage. No matter what the weather is, we are very confident that Adrian will be in contention for the pole and the win."
World Speed Motorsports / Ace Carrio Leading Star Mazda Championship [spacer.gif] With a solid top five finish in the race, and a blistering qualifier that put him on the front row WSM driver Adrian Carrio has taken over the lead in the Star Mazda Championship. "Ace really came through in the final laps of the qualifying session," said Team Owner Telo Stewart. "We're really proud of Ace and the fact that his consistent driving has us leading the championship."
The team now heads to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in one weeks' time for Round Three of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear to be held in conjunction with the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio on May 18-20. Round two from Houston is scheduled to air at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Sunday, May 28.