CHAMPCAR/CART: Forsythe Racing ends relationship with Dominguez

Forsythe Championship Racing and Mario Dominguez Decide to Part Ways Wheeling, Illinois - June 12th, 2006 - Forsythe Championship Racing and Mario Dominguez announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate their relationship. ...

Forsythe Championship Racing and Mario Dominguez Decide to Part Ways

Wheeling, Illinois - June 12th, 2006 - Forsythe Championship Racing and Mario Dominguez announced today that they have mutually agreed to terminate their relationship. Effective immediately, Mario Dominguez will no longer be the driver of Forsythe's #7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola in the Champ Car World Series.

Dominguez and the Forsythe team have enjoyed a fair share of success together; their most recent accomplishment was securing the Bridgestone Pole Position at the Houston Grand Prix, which was a career first for Dominguez. Unfortunately, changes in the engineering structure of the team no longer suit both parties and it was mutually agreed that the best direction forward would be to part ways.

Mario Dominguez

"My management and I have decided that it is in the best interest of my career to part ways with Forsythe Championship Racing. I was in a position where playing # 2 in the team was not what I wanted to do this early in the Championship, so I believe what's best for my career is to go somewhere where I can be a leader. I will pursue other opportunities in another team in Champ Car, Formula1, NASCAR or the IRL. And I will always be grateful to Mr. Forsythe for having given me the chance to drive for his team."

Neil Micklewright, VP of Team Operations

"Even though we are always a strong contender at every event that we go to, we know that we still have a lot of work to do to be able to beat the other leading contenders. We've been struggling with the development of our cars and our setups for some time because of very different driver setup references. We believe that this restructuring of the team will be beneficial for us and will help put us back in the hunt for the Championship."

Jerry Forsythe, Team Owner

"These decisions are never easy, but after very close look at the way our team works we've decided that this is the best direction for us to follow. Mario is a talented driver and he did a good job for us. I am confident that he will be able to continue his racing career with great results and successes, and we wish him the best of luck."

-Forsythe Racing-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez