Trois-Rivieres: RSR/Bourbonnais qualifying report

NOTE 1 -- TROIS-RIVIERES STATS...Has competed regularly at Trois-Rivieres since 1985... Most recently, competed here in 2000 in the Player's Grand Prix Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series finishing fourth in a Ford Lola B2K10 Sports Racer ...

NOTE 1 -- TROIS-RIVIERES STATS...Has competed regularly at Trois-Rivieres since 1985... Most recently, competed here in 2000 in the Player's Grand Prix Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series finishing fourth in a Ford Lola B2K10 Sports Racer Prototype

NOTE 2 -- BACKGROUND STATS...Has 28 career wins and multiple track records...Two-time Pro F-2000 Canadian National Champion (1989, 1988)...Competed in CART, Indy Lights, Player's Toyota Atlantic Series, and Toyota Formula Atlantic Series.

On his qualifying effort... "We had a good car. I didn't think there was much more left in the car for qualifying, so I decided to park it and conserve the tires for the race. I'm pleased with our qualifying effort to start third. It's key to start up front at this track. It's very hard to pass, the track is pretty short, and not much straight line. We could have made more adjustments to be faster in qualifying, but that would mean it would hurt us at the end of the race.

On the transition from open wheel to a production-based sedan... "I'm just now starting to get into it. It's a lot of weight and horsepower, but not as much handling or downforce or braking, so that's an adjustment. Also, I haven't been racing for a couple of years, so it took me two sessions to get back into it today. By qualifying, my head was ahead of the car. We'll follow them (Pruett and Miller) tomorrow and see what happens."

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