DREYER & REINBOLD RACING QUALIFIES 16th AND 20th FOR THE HONDA INDY 200 PRESENTED BY WESTFIELD INSURANCE
Lexington, Ohio (August 8, 2009 ) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing continues to gain experience at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio today. The Indianapolis-based squad worked diligently to get the cars just right. Mike Conway, pilot of the No. 24 Roll Coater machine, qualified 16th for the Honda Indy 200 Presented by Westfield Insurance. His teammate, Milka Duno, pilot of the No.23 CITGO car, will start 20th for tomorrow’s event.
Englishman Mike Conway is making his first appearance at the 2.4 mile road course where he will start 16th (1:08.5495) on the grid for tomorrow’s race. The 25 year old worked hard to make it into the fast twelve in qualifying today. After a solid run he wasn’t able to make it in the end. Luckily, Conway is fully prepared o n strategy for tomorrow’s race.
Milka Duno made the most of her time on track, as she worked to get the setup just right. Unfortunately, a couple of variables got in the way of allowing her to move on to the next round. Duno will start 20th (1:14.5371).
The Indianapolis based squad will be on track for tomorrow’s warm-up at 8:45 a.m. ET and then again at 1:45 p.m. ET for the Honda Indy 200 Presented by Westfield Insurance.
What they have to say…
Mike Conway, No. 24 Roll Coater: “All weekend we have been struggling with trying to get a good base setup for the car. We have been working hard every night and things didn’t change much from this morning. We are trying more things and try gino in different directions. We still have a little more work to do. The weekend is not over yet and we still have time to move up on the grid for the race tomorrow. All in all pretty disappointed, but the team is working hard to solve it and I feel confident for tomorrow’s race.”
Milka Duno, No. 23 CITGO: “I think the team made a great effort today and the car was much better. I’m just disappointed because I think that I have to be a little quicker. We will see for tomorrow. It’s another day and we will see for the race.”
About Dreyer & Reinbold Racing:
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing enters its 10th season of full-time competition in 2009, making it one of the longest-tenured teams in Indy Racing League competition. Current co-owners, Dennis Reinbold and Robbie Buhl, first teamed in full-time competition at the Walt Disney World Speedway in January of 2000. With Buhl behind the wheel, the two owners tasted victory in their debut race. The 2009 IndyCar Series season-opener on the streets of St. Petersburg marked Dreyer & Reinbold Racing"s 200th series start. In its history, the team has boasted a championship list of alumni drivers. Besides Buhl, the team has run Indianapolis 500 win ners, Al Unser Jr., Buddy Lazier, and Buddy Rice, along with IndyCar Series race winner, Ryan Briscoe. The team has one of the longest lines of heritage in American open-wheel racing and the Indianapolis 500 as Dennis Reinbold"s grandfather, "Pop" Dreyer, built leading roadsters that raced at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
More information on the team can be found at www.dreyerreinboldracing.com.