CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Forsythe Racing Saturday report

FORSYTHE TEAMMATES PAUL TRACY AND MARIO DOMINGUEZ QUALIFY ON 2ND AND 3RD ROWS FOR MONTERREY RACE MONTERREY, Mexico - May 21, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy ( ...

FORSYTHE TEAMMATES PAUL TRACY AND MARIO DOMINGUEZ QUALIFY ON 2ND AND 3RD ROWS FOR MONTERREY RACE

MONTERREY, Mexico - May 21, 2005 - Forsythe Championship Racing teammates Paul Tracy (#3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) and Mario Dominguez (#7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) secured 3rd and 6th starting positions, respectively, for Sunday's 76-lap Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans.

Tracy was a threat for Pole Position but encountered some challenges during the final session. "We had a good car for sure, maybe just a little lack of side bite in mid-corner, but it seems like every time I was putting a good lap together I'd come up on traffic right at the end of the lap. But the car is strong and we're in a good position for the start tomorrow right behind (pole winner) Sebastien (Bourdais). The heat is going to be a factor with drivers and tires so it's going to be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to it."

Teammate Mario Dominguez thrilled the throngs of Mexican fans when he posted 2nd-quickest time in the brief practice session just prior to Qualifying, but an unusual problem arose during the battle for the Pole.

"The steering was cocked to one side when I went out for my last laps in Final Qualifying, which made it very difficult over the bumps and particularly over the curbs, so I just wasn't able to get everything out of the car. It's frustrating because we showed in the practice session that we were going to be right there. It's sad to disappoint the fans because we had a good chance to be up front, but we'll be fast tomorrow and if things go well we should be competing for win."

The Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey gets underway at 2:45pm local/CT (3:45 ET, 19:45 UTC).

-fcr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Mario Dominguez