Road America: Practice two report

Pruett Optimistic after topping second round charts at Road America. ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Although he didn't back up his fast time earlier in the day, Scott Pruett continued to hold court at the top rung of the Road America speed ladder as he...

Pruett Optimistic after topping second round charts at Road America.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- Although he didn't back up his fast time earlier in the day, Scott Pruett continued to hold court at the top rung of the Road America speed ladder as he set the fastest time during second-round Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup practice on Friday. Pruett, driver of the No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR, set a 2:08.466-minute lap at the 4.048-mile road course under warm, sunny conditions.

"We had a good jump, but everyone is beginning to catch up now," said Pruett, who recorded a faster time than the Series race-lap record earlier in the day in first-round practice. "The other teams are figuring out the track and finding balance. Our car rolled off the truck completely balanced.

"I am cautiously optimistic for qualifying tomorrow," added the two-time Series champion. "But the other guys are knocking on the door. We'll see what we can do."

Johnny Miller was second quick in the No. 64 Eaton Cutler-Hammer Jaguar XKR, just a tick slower than Pruett at 2:08.584 minutes, ahead of Tomy Drissi (No. 5 Stuck on You Jaguar XKR), Jorge Diaz, Jr. (No. 8 Don Q Rum Jaguar XKR), and Michael Lewis (No. 12 Westward Tools/The Crank Jaguar XKR).

Qualifying for Sunday's Trans-Am 100 is scheduled for tomorrow from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a 40-minute practice at 5:35 p.m. The Trans-Am 100 is scheduled to start at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. The race will air on a same-day, tape-delayed basis at 11:30 a.m. CDT on SPEED.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Johnny Miller , Michael Lewis , Jorge Diaz
Teams HART