St. Pete: Juncos Racing Friday report

Daly Takes Fastest Time of the Day in Final Practice Session ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 26, 2010 - In a repeat performance of last week's season-opener event at the Sebring International Raceway, Conor Daly once again took the fastest time of...

Daly Takes Fastest Time of the Day in Final Practice Session

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 26, 2010 - In a repeat performance of last week's season-opener event at the Sebring International Raceway, Conor Daly once again took the fastest time of the day in the last official practice session this afternoon at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The 18-year-old driver of the #22 Juncos Racing / INDECK / College Network / Merchant Services Ltd. / Tom Lange Co. car continued to shave off bits of time during the 40-minute session until he finally clocked in a fastest lap time of 1:10.656, putting the opportunity to qualify at the top of the grid on the table for tomorrow's agenda.

Daly, who finished third at last week's event in Sebring, claimed one win, one pole, five podiums and third overall in the 2009 Championship last year. Now, Daly hopes to challenge the rest of the field this year as he fights for the 2010 Championship title.

Seventeen-year-old Tatiana Calderon improved her lap time from this morning's session by nearly two seconds, finishing this afternoon's session with a time of 1:13.166 and placing herself over half of a second closer to the leader's time. The rookie from Colombia has continuously demonstrated her dedication, determination and potential for success ever since she has joined the Juncos Racing team and will continue to look for her first top-ten finish in the #25 Racing / Kia Motors car at this weekend's grand prix.

Rookie driver Hayden Duerson also found nearly two seconds on the track since this morning's practice session and was almost an entire second closer to the leader's time in this afternoon's practice session with a final time of 1:13.263. In addition to being only his second race in the Star Mazda Championship, this weekend's event will be the hometown race for the St. Petersburg native. With family and friends supporting him, Duerson too hopes to take his #94 Juncos Racing / Tampa Bay Endodontics car home with a top-ten finish at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

-source: juncos racing

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Conor Daly , Hayden Duerson , Tatiana Calderon
Teams Juncos Racing