A Great Qualifying For O’Ward


Carlin Racing’s Patricio O’Ward in the No.31 Guess Chevrolet had a fantastic qualifying for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

The Mexican will roll off ninth after setting a fastest time of 01:07.2764s and speaking following the day’s action he said:

“We definitely had the pace today in the No. 31 GESS Carlin Chevrolet, but unfortunately we just got caught out by that red (flag) and couldn’t finish our quick lap. We were right on pace to make it into the Firestone Fast Six, so this one stings a little bit. It’s been a blast driving around this place – it’s such a fun track to drive. I think we have a lot to look forward to for tomorrow’s race with how much progress we’ve made over the weekend. It’s a hard lap to put together, but it’s nice to know that we do have the pace to compete at the top.”

Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet starts the race from 16th with a time of 01:07.4577s and speaking following the day’s action he said:

The No. 59 Gallagher Carlin Chevrolet was the best it’d been all weekend today for qualifying. We’ve been struggling with balance and we were nowhere this morning, so we definitely made progress. I know we’re starting 16th, which is right in the middle of everything, but from where we started this morning, we made a positive change. It’s just so close out there. If I had the balance that I had this morning, I probably would’ve gotten more out of it for qualifying. In general, I’d say we’re making the right steps forward, but it’s just incredibly close out there.”

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