CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: Herdez, Mario Dominguez preview

Mario Dominguez, ...

Mario Dominguez, #55 Herdez/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Mario at Montreal: Mario had a solid run last year during his second visit to the famed Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. He started the event from the 10th position and finish fifth.

Vote for Mario: Mario was recently nominated for the Fox Premios "Outstanding Latin American Motorsports Driver" award. The category includes four other nominees, including Juan Pablo Montoya. There are twelve categories in which Latin American athletes and personalities will be honored for their achievements in their respective sports as well as their contributions to the community. A hero in his native land on and off the track, Mario spends as much time as possible at his home in Mexico City. Dominguez set a Champ Car record earlier this season when he earned the longest consecutive run (8) of top-ten finishes by a Mexican driver. The winners of the Fox Premios Sports awards will be announced in Miami Beach on December 15, 2005. Don't forget to vote for Mario at premiosFOXsports.yahoo.com.

Montreal Native:The Molson Indy Montreal is the home race for Mario's Race Engineer, Michael Cannon. Cannon grew up and started his racing career in Montreal. He joined Herdez Competition in 2004 from Players Forsythe Racing where he was earned four Champ Car victories as Patrick Carpentier's Race Engineer.

Setting New Standards: Dominguez jumped two positions in the championship with this fourth place finish at Denver, he is currently ranked 6th with 149 points. Dominguez has consistently started and finished in the top-five throughout the 2004 season. He qualified in the top five on six of nine occasions and tallied four top-five finishes. He has started and finished in the top-ten at seven of the nine races completed. His average qualifying effort this season has improved by four positions over his average after nine races last season.

Mario on Montreal:"I love to race in Canada and Montreal is my favorite of the three Canadian circuits we race at. It is fast and challenging but I love it. I had a good race there last year with the Herdez Competition team, I started 10th and finished fifth, so this year I hope to start fifth and finish first! It will be a great weekend and I can't wait to get it started."

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