Canada defeats Brazil

Posted by Iannucci | 3/26/2008 | 9 comments »
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Now that all of the Homestead testing is completed - including a minor brush with the wall by Rahal 2.0 - the final combined test results can be posted. And let me say I was unaware that we are all living in a world where Marty Roth is faster than Vitor Meira. And Helio Castroneves. And Tony Kanaan. And any other Brazilian IndyCar driver you care to mention.

Unless I have my numbers worng, here is the best of the best from this past month of tests at Homestead. As before, refugees in bold.

Name - Best Lap Time, Best Lap Speed
1. Dan Wheldon - 25.0619 seconds, 213.312 mph
2. Scott Dixon - 25.0660, 213.277
3. Danica Patrick - 25.0772, 213.182
4. Ryan Briscoe - 25.0920, 213.056
5. A.J. Foyt IV - 25.1059, 212.938
6. Marty Roth - 25.1200, 212.818
7. Helio Castroneves - 25.1211, 212.809
8. Tony Kanaan - 25.1227, 212.796
9. Hideki Mutoh - 25.1463, 212.596
10. Marco Andretti - 25.2465, 211.752
11. Jay Howard - 25.2560, 211.672
12. Ed Carpenter - 25.2691, 211.563
13. Vitor Meira - 25.3520, 210.871
14. Buddy Rice - 25.3716, 210.708
15. Ryan Hunter-Reay - 25.3934, 210.527
16. Oriol Servia - 25.4360, 210.175
17. Enrique Bernoldi - 25.4470, 210.084
18. Graham Rahal - 25.4920, 209.713
19. Justin Wilson - 25.4930, 209.705
20. Will Power - 25.5470, 209.261
21. Franck Perera - 25.5560, 209.188

22. Milka Duno - 25.5604, 209.152
23. Ernesto Viso - 25.5680, 209.089
24. Darren Manning - 25.5932, 208.884
25. Bruno Junqueira - 25.6230, 208.641
26. Mario Moraes - 25.8420, 206.873


Suddenly, Roth is a very tempting pick for the TSO Fantasy League team.

9 comments

  1. John Edward // March 26, 2008 9:59 AM  

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again, and again, and again...this is Quattro's breakout year. He's going to see victory lane.

    Trust me on this one...

  2. Justin // March 26, 2008 10:31 AM  

    Oh Canada!!!

  3. Anonymous // March 26, 2008 10:44 AM  

    Its hard to put much stock in combined testing times without knowing how the track and weather conditions compared for the two tests. It also wouldn't surprise me if Roth was working on qualifying setups. He has to know how important it is to start ahead of some of the newcomers who will likely just be trying to keep it out of the wall. A reasonable starting spot could help him get a decent finish.

  4. Tabernerus // March 26, 2008 11:10 AM  

    Either way, though, good for Marty!

  5. Wedge McWedgy (SandWedge) // March 26, 2008 11:23 AM  

    I'm rooting for Roth Racing huge; he's really going about this the right way now and some people might forget that; he now has an actual team put together this year vs. past years, a lot of people forget all his past attempts were shaky put-togethers for a spotty race here and there, now he has a full 2 car staffed team with full time engineers and race strategists etc...


    p.s. plus his car (though maybe not Jay's) is now black and yellow so huge bonus points for not being red and white.

  6. The American Mutt // March 26, 2008 11:24 AM  

    I tend to think Marty was trying his hardest to put together a great qualifying car. Well that's obvious, but I'm wondering if the other teams weren't holding back to an extent because they have the luxury of doing so. I find it very difficult to belive Roth will qualify ahead where he is, but would be stoked if he did. One less mobile chicane on the track is always a plus.

  7. The American Mutt // March 26, 2008 11:26 AM  

    Oh, and am I missing Jay Howard and Marty Roths nicknames or are you Jeff?

  8. flyingpiano // March 26, 2008 12:35 PM  

    hey im huge for the moto man. not that i think he will win, and i admit that he will need some luck (Iowa like carnage) to get into the top ten but i think if he can move up from perennial backmarker to consistent midpacker it would be huge for a first time 2 car team in the post mergified world.
    Serious if he can be consistent with both his cars sponsors will follow and that can only be a good thing

  9. Anonymous // March 26, 2008 9:58 PM  

    Good news and good job @ Homestead testing for Marty Roth & Jay Howard but

    bad news for Darren Manning and Aj Foyt. the Foyt team really needs to improve on ovals and I don't know they can do that when they will only have 1 car. AJ definetly needs a 2nd car in 2009 !