Cleveland: Final practice report

Pruett fastest in Cleveland final practice CLEVELAND -- After earning the pole Thursday for Friday's Trans-Am on the Tarmac, Round 6 of the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup, Scott Pruett predicted the Burke Lakefront ...

Pruett fastest in Cleveland final practice

CLEVELAND -- After earning the pole Thursday for Friday's Trans-Am on the Tarmac, Round 6 of the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich® Tires Cup, Scott Pruett predicted the Burke Lakefront Airport temporary course would only get faster. Pruett backed up his words by setting the fastest time of the weekend in his No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR during final practice late Friday morning.

Pruett backed up his qualifying time (1:13.145/103.652 miles per hour) Friday, by touring the 2.106-mile airport circuit in one minute, and 12.836 seconds at an average speed of 104.091 mph. Rookie Bobby Sak was second fastest in the No. 10 Revolution Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette, ahead of Tomy Drissi (No. 5 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Movie Jaguar XKR), Johnny Miller (No. 64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR) and Michael Lewis (No. 12 Westward Tools/The Crank Jaguar XKR).

"We ran a little quicker, and we're working on race trim," said Pruett. "We're working on old tires, trying to get the race setup right. We used 50-mile tires and went on from there."

"We'll make a few changes prior to the race," added Pruett. "But we're ready."

The Trans-Am on the Tarmac, part of the US Bank Presents the Cleveland Grand Prix, is scheduled for Friday, July 4, at 5:40 p.m. The race will air on a tape-delayed basis on SPEED Channel, on Sunday, July 6 at 3:30 p.m. The Trans-Am Series is America's oldest continuously running road racing series and is celebrating its 38th anniversary this year.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Tomy Drissi , Johnny Miller , Michael Lewis , Bobby Sak