Thursday night practice was pretty insane/crazy for a night practice before an event starts. Forrest Wang took honors for the hardest hit of the weekend and clearly totaled the Infiniti G35. Just looking at the car it had some frame damage and I cannot see him driving it at all this weekend. Joon Maeng had some contact with the wall in his Mazda Rx-8 but it looks like it did some minimal damage.
Fredric Aasbo had some contact with the wall and I am not sure on the condition of that car. However, when I left the track around 1:00am his team was hard at work fixing it up. With all day to prepare I can only imagine the car will be ready for qualifying. Sam Hubinette connected with the wall in practice but just made contact with the tire wall. Everything looked fine on the car so he should have no concerns.
Justin Pawlak was the fastest consistently of the day by far and I was told by Falken he was being clocked at 88mph on entry. If he can keep that performance level up in tandem he has an easy shot at the podium. Tyler McQuarrie from the Falken camp looked better than he has all season by a mile.
Tanner Foust and Tyler McQuarrie both got clocked at 89mph which were the top entries of the day. Tanner Foust looked amazing and did win this race last year. Ryan Tuerck never ran a real constant line and has some things to work before he can put down a top qualifying performance. Practice/qualifying will kick off around 7:00pm tonight.