MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING CHAMP CAR EDMONTON PREVIEW Indianapolis, Indiana, July 20, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team will be in Edmonton, Alberta this weekend to dispute round 8 of the Champ Car World Series, the second of three Canadian...
MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING CHAMP CAR EDMONTON PREVIEW
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 20, 2006 -- The Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team will be in Edmonton, Alberta this weekend to dispute round 8 of the Champ Car World Series, the second of three Canadian stops on the 2006 schedule. Both Conquest drivers, Andrew Ranger and Charles Zwolsman, are familiar with the JAGflo Speedway 1.973-mile temporary road course at City Centre Airport and would like to give the team another double top-ten finish like in Toronto.
Andrew Ranger, who remains in fourth place in the driver's championship with 110 points, tied with fellow Quebecer Alex Tagliani, is also the only driver this season to be running at the finish of all seven races and leads all drivers in laps completed with 721 out of a possible 729. The 19-year-old will once again be looking forward to competing in front of his countrymen and sponsors and hopes this weekend's race will be better than last year's where he was hit by Mario Dominguez in the Friday practice session and contact at the start forced him to abandon early on in the race on the Sunday.
"I really enjoyed Edmonton last year despite everything that happened. It is a great place to race and the fans are incredible," said Ranger. "I would just really like to be able to finish the race this year and hope that the weekend gets off to a better start! The car has been getting better and better with each race and I think we can put in a good performance this weekend. The team works really hard and they deserve a good result."
Another driver looking for a good result this weekend is Ranger's team-mate at Conquest Racing, Charles Zwolsman. With a ninth place finish in Toronto, tying his career best Champ Car result, the 2005 Atlantic Champion would like to improve that statistic in Edmonton, where he started on pole last year in the Atlantic race but had to settle for the second place on the podium.
"I like going to Edmonton, I had fun last year. The crowd is amazing. It was raining last year on the Friday and the stands were pretty filled out. It's nice to see how appreciative the fans are," expressed Zwolsman. "I enjoyed the track in Atlantics because it's a fast track with fun technical parts. I just hope we can carry on from Toronto, it hasn't been easy keeping the momentum going from race to race this season but I definitely intend on trying to keep it going."
Mi-Jack Conquest Racing won the Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes "It's All in The Finish" color and design award last week in Toronto for its yellow, red and silver paint scheme on the #34 car driven by Charles Zwolsman. The award is given out to the team with the car that presents the best color, design, gloss and overall appearance. For winning this award in Toronto, the Conquest Team picked up a $10,000 prize.