Andretti Autosport: Cooper Tires Winterfest Wrap-up - Day 2
 February 27, 2014| 
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The Pro Mazda crews wrapped up Winterfest with third and fourth-place finishes in the winter series championship.

Garett Grist, No. 27 DaVinci Foods/Lander Property Management

  •     Practice session - P2 at 1:20.259
  •     Qualified P4 at 1:21.329
  •     Finished P3, third in the Winterfest Championship

"Well, today was a bit of a rough day. It started out with us second in practice; we were a tenth (of a second) off of first. The car was really good - I learned a lot. With today being only my fourth day of a race weekend in a Pro Mazda, every session I'm learning a lot. We wanted to race confidently but I'm not sure what happened as the race ended up being so much different than practice. So the DaVinci Foods/Lander Property Management guys and I will look at things and figure it out before we get to St. Pete. Overall it was a good Winterfest, I really enjoyed it and I'm excited to get the season started."

Shelby Blackstock, No. 28 Starstruck

  •     Practice session - P4 at 1:20.685
  •     Qualified P3 at 1:21.364
  •     Finished P6, fourth in the Winterfest championship

"Winterfest was pretty disappointing for the No. 28 car. We had a good Race 1 of this winter series, but everything after that went downhill for us. Today we had a really good car, had a bad start but we were working our way back up. Unfortunately, at the end after some really hard racing, we ended up off the track twice and the damage was done. I'm hoping we got all of our bad luck out of our system now here at Winterfest. I can't wait to start the season and hopefully our luck changes for the better. A big thank you to my Andretti Autosport crew - they worked really hard this week to give me a good car. I'm excited to come back to Barber Motorsports Park in April."

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