PT'S DAY ENDS EARLY AT THE MILE
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – June 4th, 2006 – With only two and one half laps in the book Paul's teammate Mario made contact with both Bruno Junqueria and PT sending both cars hard into the outside wall. Dominguez made no contact with the wall but his team decided to park the car for safety reasons. Shades of Long Beach all over again!
Paul: “It’s very frustrating; this is the second time that Mario and I touched in four races. I saw Mario and Bruno go into Turn 3 side by side and they were very close, they touched and started spinning and I did my best to avoid it. I went in between them and I thought I was going to have enough room. Mario was in a slow spin and he barely touched me, I floored the gas pedal to try to keep if off the wall but it didn’t work and I smacked the wall and that was it for the weekend.”
DOMINGUEZ AND PT WILL START FROM THE THIRD AND FIFTH ROW AT MILWAUKEE
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – June 3rd, 2006 – The Forsythe Team struggled today during qualifying at the flat and tricky Milwaukee Mile Oval. Last year Paul Tracy had a great start and battled his way to the lead from the fifth starting position in only 19 laps. He led for the rest of the race and took his first Victory of 2005. Mario Dominguez will try to keep his streak of strong consistent results going and will defend his third position in the Championship. The Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 is the only oval event of the year for the Champ Car World Series. PT ran a fast lap of 21.647 @ 171.627 MPH. He will start tomorrows race from P10.
Paul: “I’m very disappointed with my qualifying position; we just have not been doing a good job this year with our qualifying cars. We overcompensated for the weather change from the morning and ended up with a huge understeer. It’s going to be a tough fight tomorrow because the top 8 cars are very fast and very close, so coming through the field is going to require a lot of patience and concentration. I’ve always been good here in Milwaukee with cold tires so I’m going to try to pick up as many positions as possible at the start and then use my experience to get through traffic better that the other guys. We need a strong result to keep us in the Championship chase.”
FORSYTHE TEAM PREPARES FOR THE MILE
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – June 2nd, 2006 –.The Forsythe duo of Mario Dominguez and Paul Tracy tested today at the only oval event of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford, the historic Milwaukee Mile. Last season Paul Tracy took the lead on lap 19 and drove off into the distance to take his first victory of the year, and his fourth at this track. Tomorrow the Forsythe Team will keep fine tuning their Champ Cars and will try to secure the Team’s second Bridgestone Pole Position of the year.
Paul: “We still have to get more speed out of the car, the balance is good but we are not as quick as I would like. We’ll have a lot of time tomorrow to work on it so I’m not too worried about it. Last year I started from fifth place and won the race, it’d be nice this year to win it again but from the Pole!”