Dalziel Will Start: Ryan Dalziel completed nine laps at Road America late Thursday afternoon to determine whether his broken collarbone had healed enough to compete at this weekend's Generac Grand Prix at Road America. Dalziel had surgery to ...
Dalziel Will Start: Ryan Dalziel completed nine laps at Road America late Thursday afternoon to determine whether his broken collarbone had healed enough to compete at this weekend's Generac Grand Prix at Road America. Dalziel had surgery to repair the collarbone just 14 days ago but he was cleared by his surgeon on Wednesday. The team added extra padding and special belts for comfort and Dalziel was comfortable in the car yesterday. He intends to race this weekend. Mario Dominguez is standing by just in case Ryan cannot continue.
Figge Courage: Courage runs in the Figge family. Jennifer Figge, Alex's mother, is a long-distance ocean swimmer. Last week she completed her longest swim, 51-miles from the Elbow Bay coastal bank off the coast of Cuba to the U.S. territorial waters off the Marathon Coast in Florida. Jennifer challenged high seas through her gulf stream swim, with consistent 3-5ft swells that occasionally peaked at 8ft. Despite the high seas, Jennifer finished the swim in just 20 hours over three days.
PCM's Jr Team Develops: This is the final race weekend for PCM JR team members David Garza and Carl Skerlong as the Atlantic season comes to a close after Sunday's race. Members of the media are invited to the PCM hospitality for lunch with Garza and Skerlong Friday as the team will make further announcements regarding the JR Team program.
Local Angle: Todd Phillips, the lead mechanic on the #29 car is a native of Franklin, WI. Todd has won two championships in Champ Car (Cristiano da Matta and Sebastien Bourdais), both while working for Newman Haas Racing. 2007 is Todd's first season at PCM.
Alex Figge #29 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone
On Road America: "I am really looking forward to our return to Road America. I think the fans are in for a terrific weekend with the ALMS/Champ Car double header. It is just an awesome track and we had a great test there, so I think we should be able to make a lot of progress this weekend."
Ryan Dalziel #28 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone
On Road America: "Having to sit back and watch a race on television was more painful than the actual injury! We had a really good test at Road America, it was definitely our best test of the year, so I think we are all excited to get back there as we should have a good car to start with and work on it from there. I Feel 100% but because of the location of the injury, it may be tough. I am ready to get past this and continue my focus for a top-ten result in the series championship."