AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.14 ABC Supply Chevrolet endured a tough qualifying session for today’s Kohler Grand Prix at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin. The Brazilian who it was confirmed this weekend will stay with Foyt in 2019 will start the race from 18th place and speaking after setting a qualifying time of 01:44.1165s he said:
I got traffic on my fast lap, but it would have just put us in the top 13, not enough to advance. The car is understeering all weekend. We tried something overnight that didn’t work, so it put us behind a session and we’re back to the car we had yesterday. It was the same car, so we were going to do the same lap time as yesterday when we tried the reds (Firestone alternate tires), but getting traffic didn’t help. But it wasn’t going to change a lot – maybe a few positions, which always helps, but we’ve got a little bit of work to do
Mathues ‘Matt’ Leist in the No.4 ABC Supply Chevrolet who it was also confirmed will stay with AJ Foyt Racing in 2019 will start today’s race from 20th place having set a fastest time of 01:44.3438s and speaking following the session he said:
Tough qualifying today. We’ve been struggling a little bit finding the best setup for the car. We need to concentrate for tomorrow so that we have a great car for the race. It’s a long race and you never know what can happen. We will keep working, improving and doing our best and will try to have a top 10 tomorrow.