Houston: Conquest Racing preview

Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Atlantic Team looking for strong finish at the grand prix of houston Fast trac 100 Indianapolis, Indiana, May 9, 2006 -- After a successful two-day test May 7 and 8 at the MSR Houston road circuit with their ...

Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Atlantic Team looking for strong finish at the grand prix of houston Fast trac 100

Indianapolis, Indiana, May 9, 2006 -- After a successful two-day test May 7 and 8 at the MSR Houston road circuit with their Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Atlantic Team, Graham Rahal and Al Unser III are ready to take on the 1.7-mile street course at Reliant Park for the Fast Trac 100 at the Grand Prix of Houston, round two of the Champ Car Atlantic Championship.

Graham Rahal, who recorded the second fastest time on the first day of testing and who completed the test fourth overall, heads to Houston with one goal in mind, to put his #18 Gehl Company car on podium.

"We had a good two days of testing at the MSR Houston circuit, we collected a lot of data that will be useful for the remainder of the season as well as this weekend's race in Houston," said the 17-year-old rookie, who finished fifth at his first Atlantic race in Long Beach despite a brush with the wall in the opening laps. "We want to capitalize on what we've learned the last couple of days and fight for the win in Houston."

Al Unser III, who also had a good test at MSR Houston, wants to put in a strong performance after a disappointing race at the season opener in Long Beach, which saw him involved in a turn one pile up.

"I learned a lot about the car the last two days and I am looking forward to racing on the streets of Houston in order to put to use what we've learned," expressed the third generation Unser. "Long Beach didn't turn out as hoped for us so I would like to put the Conquest Racing car at the front and get a good result."

Practice for the Fast Trac 100 starts at 3:30 p.m. ET Thursday, May 11 and will be followed by the first qualifying session at 8:30 p.m. ET. Final qualifying gets underway Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The race takes place Saturday, May 13 at 6:15 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on tape delay Saturday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

-mjcr-

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Graham Rahal , Al Unser III
Teams Conquest Racing