Strong Run Ends Early for Mike Conway and ABC Supply Team in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, FL Mar 25, 2012—Mike Conway’s strong run in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg ended in pit lane as the gearbox broke on the ABC Supply Dallara/Honda in the IZOD IndyCar Series season opener.
“Things were going good and then we had a bad pit stop that set us back a few positions,” said Conway. “After that we just tried to stay out of trouble. The car had pretty good pace on the blacks but we struggled on the red tires. Then I lost 3rd gear and then 4th and it was a struggle to stay out of people’s way so I pulled in. It’s too bad because everyone on the ABC Supply team did a good job this weekend. We just have to keep learning about this car and keep pushing. We’ll get there.”
Conway qualified 12th but started 11th when Simon Pagenaud’s team was assessed a 10-spot grid penalty because of an unscheduled engine change prior to qualifying yesterday. Running quickest in the final warm-up on race morning, Conway gave the nearly 600 ABC Supply guests on hand something to talk about.