Hawksworth tops both Lights practices in Toronto (Update) UPDATE Jack Hawksworth topped the time chart in both Firestone Indy Lights practice session for the Toronto 100 on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn street circuit with a best lap of 1 minute, 4.7627 seconds (97.556 mph) in the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car.
Peter Dempsey was second-quickest (1:05.0500) in the No. 5 Belardi Auto Racing car and Juan Pablo Garcia (1:05.1741) was third in the No. 2 TMR-International-Euclid Chemical car. Points leader Carlos Munoz was seventh (1:05.6551) in the No. 26 Dialy-Ser car for Andretti Autosport.
JACK HAWKSWORTH (No. 77 Schmidt Peterson c/w Curb-Agajanian): "I really like this circuit. I tend to like all of the street circuits. I think they are really exciting, really challenging; there's a lot to them. I also like the fact that you kind of get punished if you make a mistake around this place. The circuit itself really unique with long straights. It's not your average street course because normally street courses are a lot of 90 (degree) rights, 90 (degree) lefts and stuff, but this course has got some quick sweepers, as well, so it's really interesting. Obviously the setting, being in Toronto and stuff, it's one of my favorite cities. So all in all, great experience coming here for me so far.
PETER DEMPSEY (No. 5 Belardi Auto Racing): "This is where I did my first race with Belardi Auto Racing, and it's the first year I've come back here and know what I'm getting into. I'm working really well with the team right now. It's a track I really enjoy. The concrete patches are tricky. You have to get close to the walls, and it's a real driver's track."
JORGE GONCALVEZ (No. 4 Belardi Auto Racing): "It's good to be out here on the streets again. I feel pretty good. I'm not the fastest guy on the track, but I know the change we made to the car was a good one. I did two laps with the new setup, so hopefully that will help us have an idea with what we need to work on for qualifying tomorrow morning."
GABBY CHAVES (No. 7 Schmidt Peterson c/w Curb-Agajanian): "I think it's hard to tell exactly where we are after today's practice. We definitely need to improve a little bit before tomorrow, so we're going to go back and analyze everything to see what we can work on."
SAGE KARAM (No. 8 Schmidt Peterson c/w Curb-Agajanian): "It wasn't a good day for us today. I'm just not comfortable right now on the circuit. The car has to be good because Jack (Hawksworth) was P1. I can't say it's the car; it has to be me. I'm going to really focus on what I can do to improve so that I'm ready to do well tomorrow."
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