Weepers Cancel Indy Lights Track Activity at Kentucky July 31, 2009
SPARTA, Kentucky. – Vision Racing and Bryan Herta Autosport, technical partners in Firestone Indy Lights competition, with drivers James Davison and Daniel Herrington will start sixth and seventh for the Kentucky 100 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday after weepers canceled all track activity for the Firestone Indy Lights machines.
In spite of near perfect conditions weather-wise today, heavy rains from the night before and during the week resulted in water seeping up through cracks in the track known as weepers. The continuous flow of moisture in those weepers kept the cars of track and resulted in the Firestone Indy Lights championship entrant point standings setting the field for the Firestone Indy Lights’ 100th race.
Driving the People’s Liberation No. 21 Dallara/Firestone for Vision Racing, Davison will start his second race at Kentucky from the sixth position.
In his first attempt on the 1.5-mile oval last season with Sam Schmidt Motorsports, Davison started fifth and finished on the podium in the second spot. Last year’s second place drive is a career-best on an oval for Davison.
Davison has scored one pole position this season, has a season-best finish of second, has finished in the top-five in three of the last five races, and has finished outside of the top-ten just one time.
Vision Racing is returning to Kentucky in Firestone Indy Lights competition for the first since 2005.
Meanwhile, Herrington’s will start in seventh driving the No. 28 Le Bleu Special as he also makes his second Firestone Indy Lights start at Kentucky Speedway after qualifying ninth and finishing 11th for Andersen Racing last year.
In the ten races this season Herrington has finished in the top-five once and the top-ten eight times. Most recently, after starting ninth at the Edmonton City Centre Airport road course last weekend, Herrington dropped positions early in the race only to charge his way back up to take the ninth spot back to finish the race. Like Davison, Herrington has finished outside of the top-ten in just one race this season.
Firestone Indy Lights practice has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET. The Kentucky 100 at Kentucky Speedway begins at 5:00 p.m. ET. Television coverage will air on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at 4 p.m. on VERSUS.