SCC: Trois-Rivieres: Valerie Limoges preview

Limoges ready to team with Tags at Trois Riveres Trois Rivieres, Quebec (2 August 2006)--After putting in one of the best driving performances of her rookie Grand Am Cup Series season last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, Quebec native...

Limoges ready to team with Tags at Trois Riveres

Trois Rivieres, Quebec (2 August 2006)--After putting in one of the best driving performances of her rookie Grand Am Cup Series season last weekend at Barber Motorsports Park, Quebec native Valerie Limoges has high hopes for her home race this weekend as she teams with friend and Champ Car World Series driver Alex Tagliani for the 37th running of the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres.

The two will share driving duties in the No. 4 Blackforest Motorsports Group USG Sheetrock/Ramset Tools Mustang FR500C, and the effort will be supported by Rythem FM Radio and Ameublement Tanguay, a Quebec-based furniture store.

The Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres has a long and storied history, with some of the sports greatest names having raced on the quick 1.52-mile temporary street circuit, and Limoges is thrilled to be racing on a track that she has previous experience on, something that she hasn't done all season.

"This is a race I have been looking forward to all season," said the former karting stand-out. "There will be so many friends and family there, but I will be focused on doing as good a job as possible because this could be a good chance to move up in the championship after some of the tough luck we've had."

Limoges, who has benefited from lessons learned from a variety of co-drivers thus far this season as she works to make the most of her rookie Cup Series season, is looking forward to adding another new chapter in her long friendship with Tagliani, which started back in her karting days when Alex's father helped prepare Limoges' kart engines.

"I have been lucky to work with some of the best road course racers out there this year, and it will be easy to work with Alex because we already have a good communication and that should translate into a good partnership in the car this weekend," said Limoges.

Tagliani, who is coming off a strong driving performance on a street circuit of his own, having placed his Team Australia Champ Car in position to score a podium last weekend before being crashed out by Paul Tracy, is hoping he can have some better luck this weekend.

"The Trois Rivieres fans are so unbelievable, and I have had a lot of success there, so hopefully we can be competitive this weekend," said Tagliani. "This team is quite good and I hope I can help a little bit with the development of the Mustang because it's a very good package, and I love racing Fords."

The on-track action will get underway on Friday, with qualifying slated for Saturday, and the two-hour race set for a 3:15 PM green flag.

-www.valerielimoges.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Valérie Limoges