This Week in Ford Racing June 22, 2005 Champ Car World Series Justin Wilson, driver of the No. 9 RuSPORT/San Disk Ford-Cosworth Lola, has established himself as a fierce competitor in the Champ Car World Series. Now in his second season...
This Week in Ford Racing
June 22, 2005
Champ Car World Series
Justin Wilson, driver of the No. 9 RuSPORT/San Disk Ford-Cosworth Lola, has established himself as a fierce competitor in the Champ Car World Series. Now in his second season running Champ Cars, Wilson has captured the first pole of his Champ Car career and his first DNF all in Portland. Currently third in the championship standings heading into this weekend's event in Cleveland, Wilson relflects on his season so far.
Justin Wilson - No. 9 RuSPORT/San Disk Ford-Cosworth Lola
ON HIS PERFORMANCE GOALS THIS SEASON. "Just trying to be competitive as often as we can and give ourselves the opportunity to be at the front on our good days, and on our bad days still be close to the front to pick up some points. Yeah, it would be nice to pick up a few wins this year, but we'll take it one step at a time."
THOUGHTS ON HIS COMPETITIVE TEAMMATE, A.J. ALLMENDINGER. "We push each other. Neither of us wants to be second to the other, but we get along very well away from the track. We do lots together. In my spare time I like playing video games -- not too much online racing like A.J. because it's too much hassle for me to schedule. I'll spend time cycling to keep fit and occasionally play miniature golf when A.J. and I get bored sometimes and are looking for competition."
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TRACK? "I like the variety. The ovals are quite new to me so I'm trying to get use to that. Road courses are more of what I'm used to. The airport I like the best because of the higher speeds."
IS THERE A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR YOU? "My dad. He's the one that got me started in racing and has been with me all throughout my career. He's coming to the races in Cleveland, Toronto and Denver this season. He used to race when he was younger. I have a younger brother, 11 years younger. He races go-karts and is unable to make it over here (from England) to attend any of the Champ Car races."
WHAT ABOUT THIS WEEKEND'S RACE AT CLEVELAND? "Cleveland was a good start last year (second). Beat the qualifying record in Portland (first),and the car has been working really well so far this season, so I'm really looking to a good race in Cleveland."