PAUL TRACY WINS THE MILWAUKEE MILE Forsythe Teammate Mario Dominguez Finishes 7th MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - June 4, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy ( ...
PAUL TRACY WINS THE MILWAUKEE MILE
Forsythe Teammate Mario Dominguez Finishes 7th
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - June 4, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy (#3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and Mario Dominguez (#7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) had strong events at the storied Milwaukee Mile today as Tracy scored the win with a dominating effort while Dominguez bounced back from a difficult day on Friday to run strongly to a seventh place finish.
Tracy showed his skill on cold tires and full fuel as he rocketed from his fifth place starting spot to pass leader Jimmy Vasser in the opening laps, stretching to a lead that approached ten seconds in the first half of the race.
A late charge by Tracy protégé A.J. Allmendinger fell short as the Forsythe Team used a late pit stop to adjust the front wing and tire pressures, propelling Tracy to an expanding lead in the closing laps. Tracy set the race's fastest lap in his final circuit to take the checkered flag in dominating style and move to third place in the point standings.
"Every three or four years I seem to win here" noted Tracy regarding his fourth career victory at the oldest race track in America. "The car was just perfect. I could have gone another 100 laps no problem. After that last caution period I just jammed it the last three laps and left A.J. in the dust, no problem. It's great to dominate a race."
"The Forsythe Team is very competitive this year and we could easily be leading the points if we hadn't been taken out in Monterrey, where we were on our way to a first or second place finish. We were second in Long Beach and won easily here today, so our chances look good for the rest of the season. I'm ready for Portland!"
Teammate Mario Dominguez and his Forsythe crew weathered a difficult day on Friday to move through the field, running as high as fifth early in the race before eventually settling for a seventh place finish.
"The car was pretty good today but not perfect. We had a really difficult first practice session on Friday when the car was almost undriveable, but the team kept chipping away at the handling issues and the car was much better today. I was looking forward to a stronger result after being so quick in testing here a few weeks ago, but now we have to look forward to Portland. I was fastest there in testing recently so it should be good."
The G.I. Joe's Grand Prix of Portland takes place on Sunday, June 19th and will be televised LIVE on CBS at 12:30pm local/PT (3:30pm ET, 19:30 UTC).