Jul 28, 2009
Scheckter Starts Strong, but Retires Early at Meijer Indy 300
Unable to practice the day before the Meijer Indy 300 due to rain, Tomas Scheckter didn't quite get the performance he needed from the MonaVie EMV car on race day. Scheckter started out in the 23rd position and gained positions early on, but had to come in on lap 37 to repair his rear roll bar. The handling of the car deteriorated further, so rather than risk damaging the car, the team decided to park it early. Scheckter retired after completing 59 laps of the 200-lap race.
"Unfortunately, we were unable to get out on track [the day before the race] because of the wet circuit," Scheckter said. "But it's the weather, and there is nothing you can do about it. It's great that the fans stuck it out for the autograph session."