Future Indy Pro series champion Alex Lloyd sounds excited about his recent IndyCar test run for Chip Ganassi.
"It was a great feeling for me to have my first IndyCar test with Target Chip Ganassi Racing," Stated Lloyd. "The cars are a big step forward in terms of power and downforce compared to the Indy Pro Series car. This meant the driving style differed slightly. To have Scott Dixon's data to compare myself to was invaluable and helped me a great deal.""...and I really think 'Chip' would make a fantastic name for my first born - boy or girl." OK, he didn't really say the last part. At least if he did it wasn't quoted in the press release.
"I am extremely pleased with how the test went. I was able to contribute to the test program for the day and my times were right there. This confirms what I already believed, that I am ready and capable to win in the IndyCar Series. I learned a huge amount in the test and can't thank the whole team enough for this opportunity. I am looking forward to getting back into an IndyCar in the near future, in my quest for a front running drive in the 2008 IndyCar Series." (MORE from Auto123.com)
Speaking of Lloyd, Allan Brewer broke out his Excel spreadsheets for some statistical analysis of Indy Pro drivers versus the teams for whom they race. His conclusion: Lloyd and Wade Cunningham are in fact very good drivers.
Amazingly, Lloyd has linked the analysis at Alex-Lloyd.com.