Carlin Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.59 Gallagher Chevrolet and Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet endured a tough qualifying for the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix at ISM Raceway on Friday.
Max Chilton will start the race from 21st place having set a two lap qualifying average speed of 180.199MPH and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
Short oval qualifying is always a bit hectic – it’s out and within two minutes you’re completely done with qualifying. We went the wrong way with our setup for the first practice and unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time between the first practice and qualifying to change it back. We just had to put a band-aid on the car and get it through qualifying. Now we just need to get the No. 59 Gallagher Chevrolet back to where it needs to be to make sure it’s ready for race running, which is really what matters tonight and tomorrow.
Charlie Kimball in the No.23 Tresiba Chevrolet was disappointed with his qualifying as he starts tonight’s race from 22nd place and speaking following the session he commented by saying: