Jorge Diaz, Jr. Sets Fastest Time of the Weekend in Final Practice at Cleveland CLEVELAND (July 2, 2004) & ...
Jorge Diaz, Jr. Sets Fastest Time of the Weekend in Final Practice at Cleveland
CLEVELAND (July 2, 2004) — Jorge Diaz, Jr. turned in the fastest time of the weekend during final practice for this evening’s Trans-Am on the Tarmac at Cleveland. Diaz, who scored his best-career Trans-Am finish here last year, a second, turned the 2.106-mile temporary airport course in one minute, 14.173 seconds at 102.215 miles per hour. Diaz drives the No. 8 Puerto Rico Grand Prix Jaguar XKR.
Pole-winner Tommy Kendall was second quickest, about four tenths behind, in the No. 11 Jaguar R Performance XKR. Tomy Drissi (No. 5 Dodgeball—The Movie Jaguar XKR), Randy Ruhlman (No. 49 Preformed Line Products/Coyote Closures Chevrolet Corvette) and Greg Pickett (No. 6 Cytomax Jaguar XKR) completed the top five.
The Trans-Am on the Tarmac is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. today. The race will air LIVE on HDNet, and on tape delay on Spike TV’s “Dangerous Curves” Sunday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. EDT and PDT. The Trans-Am Series is part of a full weekend of racing, featuring the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, and also includes the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama and Formula BMW USA.
The Motorock Trans-Am Series features closed-fendered, production-based, V-8-powered sports cars, competing on permanent road courses, and temporary street and airport circuits throughout North America. The Trans-Am Series is America’s oldest continuously running road racing series and celebrates its 39th year of competition in 2004.