CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: Herdez Competition Thursday report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 "We've come a long way since this morning's practice but we're still struggling a bit. We've got a pretty big understeer on the car. We'll talk it over with the engineers and see if we can find some ...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

"We've come a long way since this morning's practice but we're still struggling a bit. We've got a pretty big understeer on the car. We'll talk it over with the engineers and see if we can find some changes to improve the car for tomorrow. Right now we haven't actually corrected anything, we're just kind of patching over the problems. We still have a long way to go but I'm confident that we'll get there."

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

"I've never been to this track when I've had a car that was this good for the race. We did a simulated qualifying run toward the end of the night session where I set my fastest lap - on new tires at the end of the warm up lap. There was a yellow flag there before I got to complete the run or I think I would have gotten down into the low 21-second range. Right now the car is very good in traffic in race trim. Tomorrow we'll focus on trimming out the car for qualifying."

Fast Facts:

1. Moreno has seven previous starts at Milwaukee. His best qualifying position was seventh in 2000 and his best finish (also in 2000) was fifth. While Dominguez has only one Champ Car start at The Milwaukee Mile (2002; start 16th finish 17th, mechanical), he owns two podium finishes at The Mile during his Indy Lights career (3rd in 2000 and 2nd in 2001).

2. The Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250 presented by Miller Lite marks the first time in CART history that the Champ Cars have run at night. In order to make this possible, Musco Lighting has installed 1.3 million watts of temporary fixtures to light up this historic venue.

-HC-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez