CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Forsythe Racing race report

FORSYTHE TEAMMATES PAUL TRACY AND MARIO DOMINGUEZ ENDURE TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE IN MONTERREY MONTERREY, Mexico - May 22, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy ( ...

FORSYTHE TEAMMATES PAUL TRACY AND MARIO DOMINGUEZ ENDURE TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE IN MONTERREY

MONTERREY, Mexico - May 22, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy (#3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and Mario Dominguez (#7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) endured a tough day at the office at the Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans today as both drivers were knocked out of the event after being taken out by other drivers.

Dominguez, a native of Mexico City, was disappointed to end the race early in front of almost 100,000 disappointed Mexican fans on a day that started badly and only got worse. "That was the worst day of racing of my career, even going back to my karting days" commented a dejected Dominguez. "In the morning Warmup I grazed the wall coming out of the last corner and damaged the gearbox, so I had to change to the backup car for the race."

"The backup car has the identical settings as the primary car, but no two cars are exactly alike and sure enough when the race started I found out the backup car had terrible understeer. It was almost undriveable. I kept making mistake after mistake and could never find a rhythm. Then I went wide in a corner and Jimmy (Vasser) tried to get under me but rammed me instead, taking us both out. Just a terrible day for the Forsythe team."

Teammate Tracy had a great race going as he passed leader Sebastien Bourdais with a scintillating first pit stop by the Forsythe crew, but his day also ended prematurely. "Sebastien got on the brakes a little early entering pit lane and I had to juke to the right to avoid running into him" commented Tracy, "but the team did a great pit stop and we got the lead. I was just cruising along saving fuel when he tried a dive-bomb pass at Turn 5. I gave him all the room I could but he just kept coming and rammed right into me. I don't know what he was thinking. There was absolutely nowhere for me to go."

"Sebastien is a good guy and somebody I really like racing with, and the McDonald's team is one of the best in the business, but I got ambushed by the Hamburglar today. Then he puts out a press release whining that it was all my fault. I think the guy's had a few too many Happy Meals."

The next race on the calendar is the Time Warner Cable Roadrunner 225 Presented by US Bank at the historic Milwaukee Mile on Saturday, June 4th.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Mario Dominguez