CHAMPCAR/CART: PCM Jr Team test, Dominguez flys in Canada

Dominguez Soars in a CF-18 Hornet, PCM's Jr. Team Tests Dominguez Gets the Experience of a Lifetime: PCM Champ Car driver Mario Dominguez was a guest of the Royal Canadian Air force in Cold Lake, Alberta on Thursday. Dominguez met Captain...

Dominguez Soars in a CF-18 Hornet, PCM's Jr. Team Tests

Dominguez Gets the Experience of a Lifetime: PCM Champ Car driver Mario Dominguez was a guest of the Royal Canadian Air force in Cold Lake, Alberta on Thursday. Dominguez met Captain Paul "Squish" Umrysh earlier this year at the Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton when Dominguez gave the pilot a ride in the F1 2-Seater. Captain Squish returned the favor and offered Dominguez the opportunity to ride in the CF-18 Hornet. A lifelong dream for Dominguez, he jumped at the opportunity. Dominguez traveled to Alberta, Canada on Tuesday. Similar to race cars, Dominguez completed a seat fitting on Wednesday, followed by a medical and gear fitting. Thursday was the big day, Dominguez spent 1.5 hours in the C19 Hornet, "riding with "Squish" in the CF-18 was unbelievable, after take-off he broke the sound barrier almost immediately, the we entered a simulated Dog Fight. He did several maneuvers, one after the other, he is a phenomenal pilot and I will never forget this experience," said Dominguez.

Jr Team Tests: US Race Tronics, the Atlantic team in PCM's JR Team stable, completed a test at Buttonwillow Racetrack on Thursday. The team announced last month that American stand-out, Carl Skerlong will return to fight for the 2008 title, "It felt great to get back in the car before the new year, we had a good test and I cannot wait for 2008," commented Skerlong. Frankie Muniz also tested with the California-based US Race Tronics team. Heading into his sophomore season, Muniz is evaluating options for next year; it was his first test with the US Race Tronics team, "it was an awesome experience," said Muniz. "I learned so much, the car felt great, we ran 200 miles without an issue. I am excited to announce my plans for 2008 in the coming weeks."

Meet Miles Maroney: Miles Maroney, 14, of Topanga Canyon, California is another member of the PCM Jr Team. Miles has just wrapped his 2007 karting season, where he earned multiple race wins, fast laps and podium finishes en route to[IMAGE] his third place finish in the Gatorz Rotax Series Championship, third in the overall Western Division Championship and fourth in the overall national championship standings. Miles will be signing autographs alongside the PCM show car at the LA Auto Show on Saturday, November 24th. The show car is located in the Kart Factory Display in Kentia Hall (display k440) at the LA Convention Center.

-credit: pcm

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