Road America: Rocketsports Racing Friday notes

KLAUS GRAF LEADS ROCKETSPORTS IN PRACTICE AT ROAD AMERICA ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 19, 2005) In second round practice for the Rumble a t the Road at historic Road America, series Rookie, Klaus Graf in the No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR set...

KLAUS GRAF LEADS ROCKETSPORTS IN PRACTICE AT ROAD AMERICA

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 19, 2005) In second round practice for the Rumble a t the Road at historic Road America, series Rookie, Klaus Graf in the No. 7 Jaguar R Performance XKR set the second fastest lap time around the 4-mile 13-turn road course. Graf recorded a time of two minutes, 10.572 seconds, just 23/100ths off of championship point's leader Randy Ruhlman. Rocketsports teammate Tomy Drissi was third quickest with a lap time of two minutes, 11.607 second in the No. 5 Transporter the Movie Jaguar XKR. The third car in the Rocketsports stable driven by owner, Paul Gentilozzi did not set a lap time at speed in the late afternoon session.

The rookie driver and crew, headed by Troy Cowgil know what changes are needed to have a shot at the pole and score three valuable championship points. "There is still quite a lot left in it. The car is not totally there, we'll keep working on it," said Graf. "I got a lot more comfortable with the braking and some very fast corners slowly working my confidence up. I am pretty happy. I think we have a lot left in the car and a little in myself too. I think pole position will be possible if everything goes according to plan."

Qualifying for the Rumble at the Road is scheduled for 8:55 am Central time tomorrow with a final practice session at 5:30 pm. The Trans-Am race in scheduled for Sunday morning at 10:20 am Central time.

-RSR-

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Klaus Graf , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , Randy Ruhlman
Teams HART