Tracy’s woes continue

Toronto's Paul Tracy is getting more frustrated by the minute. The longtime Champ Car World Series star, a former champion, has one win this year – last month at Cleveland – but is a distant 12th in the season points after seven of 16 races.

Friday was another miserable day as Tracy was 12th of 17 drivers in the opening practice and, instead of improving, slipped all the way to 15th in provisional qualifying.

"Well, today was pretty much a disaster," Tracy said. "I can't really say much about the car or about the track because I've barely done any laps. I haven't even had a chance to really get up to speed.

"In the morning I went out and did a few laps and then suddenly something broke on the suspension and it took a while to fix, so we were just sitting in the pits. Then, we went out again and had some type of electrical problem, so we had to come back in, but the session was already over anyway."

Things looked a lot better for the 2003 series champ when he was fastest in the 10-minute warm-up for qualifying.

"The car actually felt pretty good," he said. "It was definitely something we could work with. But we never got the chance to. After only four laps during qualifying, we had a short in the electrical system and the whole car shut off.

"My crew tried to repair it in the pits, but there was a lot of damage. So, obviously, it's a pretty poor start to the weekend. Hopefully, tomorrow well get to do more laps and see what we got."

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