Mexico City: Fusion Racing/MSR preview

Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR ready for Mexico City with Tracy and Borkowski (Columbus, OH) 1 March 06-- Paul Tracy and Mike Borkowski feel as though they have some unfinished business, and are looking to take care of it this weekend...

Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR ready for Mexico City with Tracy and Borkowski

(Columbus, OH) 1 March 06-- Paul Tracy and Mike Borkowski feel as though they have some unfinished business, and are looking to take care of it this weekend in Mexico City. The Canadian-American driving duo will share the Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR Lexus/Riley in round two of the Rolex Sports Car Series season at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City this weekend.

The event is the second Rolex Series start of the season with the team for Tracy, who started the Rolex 24 At Daytona from thirteenth on the grid, and stormed up to take the lead before turning the car over to Borkowski. The former Trans-Am standout then powered the Graydon Elliott machine back up front before a component failure forced him to stop on course from the lead.

The Fusion Racing with MSR squad rallied to get the car repaired and back on track, but a series of issues caused by contact from another car prevented the team from making it to the finish.

Tracy, who took a win in Mexico City in 2003 on his way to the Champ Car World Series Championship, will also be racing in the NASCAR Busch Series event during the weekend and is looking to add two more wins to his Mexico City resume.

"I am really excited about the opportunity to race both the Graydon Elliott Daytona Prototype and the Busch car on the same weekend and I am focused on winning both," said Tracy. "Mike and I have a good opportunity to win this thing because we both know the track very well and we work well together."

The race will mark the second Mexico City start for Borkowski, who carded a top-ten finish in the event in 2005 and is looking to do even better this time around. Borkowski took runner-up in the 2003 Rolex Series Championship and is hoping to make up some ground in the points battle with a strong run this weekend.

"It's always a hard when you are in the lead and something goes wrong like we had happen in Daytona," said Borkowski. "But we know we have a fast car and a great team behind us, so hopefully we can score some points with a really good finish here this weekend. It is a long season ahead of us and we know we have a lot of racing to do, but we'd like to get back into the battle points-wise starting with this weekend."

The distinctive No. 6 Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR machine will take to the track on Thursday with two practice sessions, as the grid will be set with Friday's qualifying in advance of the 3:15 PM race start.

-msr

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Paul Tracy , Mike Borkowski