CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Conquest Racing preview

IT'S WHITE, BLUE AND ORANGE FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING IN MONTREAL Charles Zwolsman returns to track where he clinched the 2005 Atlantic Championship Indianapolis, Indiana, August 23, 2006 -- It is with a brand new look that the Mi-Jack ...

IT'S WHITE, BLUE AND ORANGE FOR MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING IN MONTREAL

Charles Zwolsman returns to track where he clinched the 2005 Atlantic Championship

Indianapolis, Indiana, August 23, 2006 -- It is with a brand new look that the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team is heading to Montreal this week for the 5th annual Champ Car Grand Prix of Montreal, round 11 on the Champ Car World Series schedule. Andrew Ranger's #27 car, as well as the crew members and pit equipment will all be sporting the colors of Wal-Mart for the Montreal race weekend.

The #27 Lola / Ford-Cosworth / Bridgestone will have shed it's yellow, red and blue skin for a brand new white, blue and orange paint scheme when it arrives in Montreal. The car will not only bear the colors of Wal-Mart it will also sport those of Operation Enfants Soleil -- an affiliate of the Children's Miracle Network. Andrew Ranger is linked to Wal-Mart and Operation Enfants Soleil through his charity work with the Tide @ Wal-Mart Victory Lap Charity Program, a cross-Canada fund-raising program benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.

The young Quebec-driver, who has qualified in the top-eight in the last four races, is looking forward to racing in his hometown aboard his "new" car and is looking to jump back up into fourth place in the standings, Ranger currently sits eighth, only seven points behind the fourth place of Nelson Philippe.

"Montreal is definitely a special race for me. There is always a little bit more pressure because it is my home race and I will be racing in front of my family and friends and I really want to do well. I think that the added pressure is a good thing though because it motivates me even more to perform well," said Ranger. "What makes this race weekend even more special this year is that I will not only be representing my long time sponsors Tide and Procter & Gamble but I will also be representing Wal-Mart and Operation Enfants Soleil, with who I've done a lot of charity work the last few years."

Ranger's teammate at Conquest Racing, Charles Zwolsman, will be returning to the scene of his 2005 Atlantic Championship crowning. The Dutchman has fond memories of his first race at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve and wouldn't mind adding to them this year.

"I have a lot of great memories of Montreal because it's where I clinched the Atlantic Championship last year. I think it's not only a great track, it's also a great city and I really enjoy going there. There are so many things going on during the weekend, not just at the track but in the city, that make it a great race weekend. The atmosphere is different from anywhere else and the fans are some of the best," expressed Zwolsman. "Performance wise, it will be different from our last few races because we are heading back to a road course but I think if we can carry our momentum from the last few races into Montreal, we will be able to keep our streak of top-ten finishes alive."

-credit: mi-jack conquest racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman
Teams Conquest Racing