Homestead Open Test Thursday - 3:50p

Story posted - Feb 28 2008 3:52 PM

Bobby Wilson spun coming off of turn four and damaged the nose of his car with about 30 minutes left in the session.

Talking to Wilson, he said Nathan Freke pushed up in turn four and clipped him in the left rear tire with Freke's right front end fence. That cut the tire on Wilson's car and he spun. The only thing damaged was the nose cone, with the actual wing main plane appearing to be undamaged - pretty lucky for an incident luck that.

Wilson wasn't very upset by the accident, but was pretty thankful to have gotten off that easy in terms of damage.

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The session ended with some drafting runs by several drivers, including our two female drivers, Ana Beatriz and Cyndie Alleman running nose to tail until the checkered flag came out. Drafting wise, these cars are working pretty good together. If today's test was any indication - this should be a very entertaining race.

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Looking at the time sheet, everyone that wasn't already worried about Raphael Matos - should be! He has won in every type of car he's ever driven (on road courses), and judging by this test, he is already getting pretty good at the ovals. He understands that he needs to rely on his car a little more on the ovals, and give good feedback to his engineers, but as he told us after the practice, he is being supported by AGR/AFS Racing so he knows he will get good cars.

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Here is the final time sheet for the IndyPro Series portion of the Homestead Open Test:

Pos Driver Diff Best Time Best Speed
1 Raphael Matos (27) ... 28.5528 187.232
2 Bobby Wilson (17) 0.0361 28.5889 186.996
3 Logan Gomez (41) 0.0412 28.594 186.962
4 Sean Guthrie (4) 0.0716 28.6244 186.764
5 Matt Lee (25) 0.072 28.6248 186.761
6 James Davison (11) 0.0991 28.6519 186.584
7 Richard Antinucci (7) 0.1083 28.6611 186.525
8 Jon Brownson (34) 0.1337 28.6865 186.359
9 Cyndie Alleman (18) 0.1594 28.7122 186.193
10 Ana Beatriz (23) 0.164 28.7168 186.163
11 Chris Festa (4) 0.2209 28.7737 185.795
12 Andrew Prendeville (5) 0.2236 28.7764 185.777
13 Brandon Wagner (43) 0.2367 28.7895 185.693
14 Brent Sherman (16) 0.2392 28.792 185.677
15 Mike Potekhen (53) 0.276 28.8288 185.44
16 Ken Losch (53) 0.2869 28.8397 185.369
17 Mike Potekhen (52) 0.3214 28.8742 185.148
18 Juan Manuel Polar (3) 0.3366 28.8894 185.051
19 Nathan Freke (8) 0.3595 28.9123 184.904
20 Micky Gilbert (54) 0.6462 29.199 183.088
21 Jake Slotten (6) 0.6818 29.2346 182.866



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