Puerto Rico: Practice two notes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Michael Lewis found the right line around the Isla Grande temporary airport circuit, and turned in the fastest time during second-round practice for the Puerto Rico Grand Prix Friday in San Juan. Lewis, driving the No. 12...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Michael Lewis found the right line around the Isla Grande temporary airport circuit, and turned in the fastest time during second-round practice for the Puerto Rico Grand Prix Friday in San Juan. Lewis, driving the No. 12 Westward Tools Car Available at Grainger, turned 1:06.179-minute lap at 87.307 miles per hour around the 1.6-mile circuit.

Rookie Bobby Sak (No. 10 Revolution Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette) was second fastest, ahead of Wally Castro in the No. 3 Puerto Rico Lotteries Jaguar XKR. Jorge Diaz, Jr. was third fastest in the No. 8 Don Q Rum Jaguar XKR, followed by Tomy Drissi (No. 5 Stuck on You, The Movie Jaguar XKR).

"I think it's just a race to find grip," said Lewis, who pilots one of two Jaguar XKRs powered by a fuel-injected engine. "We found some grip, but the car is constantly changing. The track gained some grip, and will probably continue to gain grip. If it rains, we'll just have to start over again. I didn't think the car was that great. I guess we were just not as bad as everyone.

"The track is still a little dirty," added Lewis. "Off line, it's just horrible. You have to go off line to pass anyone. But they're working on it, and it should be fine on Sunday."

Qualifying for the Puerto Rico Grand Prix is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 25) from 12:40 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. The Puerto Rico Grand Prix will start at 2 p.m. AST on Sunday, Oct. 26 and will air LIVE on SPEED Channel at 1 p.m. EST.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Tomy Drissi , Michael Lewis , Bobby Sak , Wally Castro , Jorge Diaz