Following his remarkable feat last time out at The Milwaukee Mile was always going to be hard, but Ryan Hunter-Reay didn't expect it to be quite that hard as he battled to tame a twitchy Lola chassis at Portland.

"That was the most difficult two hours of my racing career. We have been working all weekend trying to settle the rear of the car. After each stop the car was great, but after five laps or so, the rear end would become extremely unstable," explains the Champ Car sensation, who broke the record for the most laps lead at the Milwaukee Mile two weeks ago, but this past weekend could only manage a twelfth placed finish, two laps down on winner Sebastien Bourdais.

"My crew did a fantastic job in the pits again today, they were doing their best to help me out, but I was lucky to finish the race as the car was extremely hard to drive. While we will spend a lot of time as a group trying to figure out what went wrong here, we have this one behind us now and we will head to Cleveland where I have had very good results, so I'm looking forward to it."

 

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