Quick update from Barber - more practice and qualifying - David White

Thursday morning started out with thunderstorms and heavy downpours all the way up to around 11am. Fortunately we weren't scheduled to hit the track until 1pm and by then, the track was mostly dry. We picked up where we had left off on Wednesday and continued getting the cars dialed in and the BimmerWorld crew did some more pit stop practice. The crew continues to amaze me with the speed of the pit stops!

Photo courtesy of Curtis Creager of Creager Images

Friday consisted of one last (short) practice session followed by qualifying in the morning. The practice session was black flagged a few times but our drivers were still able to get in some good laps. Between sessions we all went through our usual data analysis routine and I found a few places that I could pick up some speed. In qualifying I was able to put together a nice lap on fresh tires and put the #80 car on pole for Saturday's race. Bill put the #81 car in 13th place on the grid giving the BimmerWorld/GearWrench team it's best starting positions of the year!

As a side note, we got to watch some of the Indy Car practice Friday afternoon and those cars are pretty amazing.

Saturday is going to be a busy (and fun!) day for the team and our race starts at 4pm CDT.