Formula Car Challenge - Andretti Notes Day 1
ZACH VEACH, #77 TEAM ZAKOSI DATA BACKUP CAR
Started on pole position for Regional Race 1; did not finish due to electrical problems
Will race again tomorrow in the National Race at 11:00 a.m. ET starting from the pole position
Will start Regional Race 2 tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. ET from the 16th position due to today's DNF
"We were excited this morning because, like we thought it would, the rain came and I've always been a big fan of driving in wet conditions. The first qualifying session went great and we took pole (for regional race one) by over seven seconds. In the second qualifying session (for the national race) we got pole as well but water started getting into the electronics and something went wrong with the electrical system in the car. We ripped the car apart and thought we had everything fixed before the first race, but as soon as the race went green we started having the problem again and it ended our day early. Luckily, I think we've fixed the problem and we were able to do lap to make sure everything was alright. We should be good to go tomorrow.
"I still have the lead in the championship points but the downside to today is that I now have to start tomorrow's regional race from the back of the field. I think it will be tough to get to first place, but I'm going to try. I think it's possible and being the last race we're not going to leave anything behind in California tomorrow."