Event: The twelfth and final round of the Champ Car Atlantic Series Championship will be at the Generac Power Weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. When: Friday, August 10th -- Sunday, August 12th. The green flag drops on the twelfth...
Event: The twelfth and final round of the Champ Car Atlantic Series Championship will be at the Generac Power Weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.
When: Friday, August 10th -- Sunday, August 12th. The green flag drops on the twelfth round at 12:45 p.m. EST.
Where: Road America a 4.048-mile Road Course
TV: ESPN2 will broadcast the races on Wednesday, August 22nd at 5:00p.m. EST. The races will be broadcast live on ESPN360.com.
Ricci and Lee Ready to End Their Atlantic Championship Season on a High Note
After a season that brought the Conquest Racing Atlantic Team both highs and lows, both Giacomo Ricci (#18 Banca Italease / Lotto / Global / Mazda-Cosworth) and Matt Lee (#44 Integrated Structures / Mazda-Cosworth) are ready to attack their final road course with visions of strong final results. The unique 4.048-mile circuit at Road America offers fourteen challenging corners which are sure to keep both drivers on their toes throughout the race. Lee is coming off of one of his best qualifying sessions of the season. He started his San Jose Grand Prix in fifth position but was unable to turn this opportunity into a strong finish. With the help of driver coach, Barry Waddell, Lee will be looking to make his luck work for him at the final race of the season and improve upon his season-best 10th position finish.
Giacomo's incident in turn six at the San Jose Grand Prix dropped him back to sixth place in the championship race while he remains firmly in third place in the 2007 Rookie of the Year competition. The rookie Italian has had five top-six finishes in the past six races and is looking to continue his successful streak at his final championship points opportunity of the season. Ricci is also very motivated to get to a podium finish this year; he has been so close in the past with two fourth place finishes one at Cleveland and the second at Toronto. With this culminating championship race of the 2007 season approaching quickly both Ricci and Lee will be looking to maximize their opportunities with this final road-course circuit.