Saturday, May 09, 2009

BSS customers take 9 of the top 11 first day Indy 500 qualifying spots

Indianapolis 500 qualifying (Day 1)
*BSS customers in bold

Pos. No. Driver Make Speed
1 3 Helio Castroneves Dallara-Honda 224.864
2 6 Ryan Briscoe Dallara-Honda 224.083
3 10 Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 224.010
4 02 Graham Rahal Dallara-Honda 223.954
5 9 Scott Dixon Dallara-Honda 223.867
6 11 Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 223.612
7 5 Mario Moraes Dallara-Honda 223.331
8 26 Marco Andretti Dallara-Honda 223.114
9 12 Will Power Dallara-Honda 223.028
10 7 Danica Patrick Dallara-Honda 222.882
11 99 Alex Lloyd Dallara-Honda 222.622

Back from England

Hildebrand, driver of the No. 26 Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing entry, returned to action following his weekend debut in A1GP. Hildebrand competed in the round at Brands Hatch, England, recording a fourth-place finish in the Sprint race and an 11th in the Feature. He had previously participated in three rookie practice sessions for Team USA, but had not competed in a race.

"Overall, I feel pretty good about the whole weekend, but we would have liked better results," Hildebrand said. "I'm just proud of the guys on Team USA and all the work they've done. I think I could have done a better job, but I also know that we showed we had the speed to compete. We probably missed a couple of opportunities this weekend to move up in the field, both in qualifying and in the race. But, again, I think we proved we have the pace to run up front."