Long Beach: Practice two notes

SAID STRIKES BACK IN SECOND-ROUND PRACTICE FOR CYTOMAX CHALLANGE AT LONG BEACH LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2005) -- 2003 Long Beach Trans-Am Race winner Boris Said proved he still knows his way around the venerable street circuit here Friday...

SAID STRIKES BACK IN SECOND-ROUND PRACTICE FOR CYTOMAX CHALLANGE AT LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 8, 2005) -- 2003 Long Beach Trans-Am Race winner Boris Said proved he still knows his way around the venerable street circuit here Friday afternoon as he set the fastest time in second-round practice for the Cytomax Challenge. Said (No. 33 Applied Computer Systems Ford Mustang) recorded a 1:22.735-minute lap (85.632 miles per hour) to nab the top spot on the charts.

Paul Gentilozzi, who topped the first practice today, was second fastest, driving the No. 1 Jaguar R Performance XKR. Tomy Drissi (No. 5 Sahara The Movie Jaguar XKR) was third quick, ahead of Klaus Graf (No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR) and Randy Ruhlman (No. 49 Preformed Line Products Chevrolet Corvette)

Qualifying is scheduled for tomorrow, at 9:45 a.m. The Cytomax Challenge, Round 1 of the 2005 Trans-Am Championship and part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend, is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 at 3:45 p.m., immediately following the Champ Car World Series event. Sunday's race will air on a tape-delayed basis, Sunday, April 17 on SPEED Channel at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

The 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 40th continuous year of competition in 2005.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Boris Said , Klaus Graf , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , Randy Ruhlman