CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Herdez Competition race report

Fantastic Team Effort Takes Dominguez to the Podium, Double Top-Five For HVM Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez scored his third podium of the season today when he finished third at the Lexmark Indy 300. Teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay...

Fantastic Team Effort Takes Dominguez to the Podium, Double Top-Five For HVM

Herdez Competition driver Mario Dominguez scored his third podium of the season today when he finished third at the Lexmark Indy 300. Teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay gave Herdez Competition its second top-five finish of the day when he took the checkered flag in the fifth position.

Dominguez jumped to the top-five in the Champ Car World Series championship with his result and it is the third consecutive year that he has finished on the podium prior to the race in Mexico City.

MarioDominguez, #55 Herdez/Lola/ Ford-Cosworth

Mario on the race:"I am very happy with the result of this race and the way it went. It was a tough race with the strategy. We had to save fuel and then at the end we were able to really go for it and use as much as we wanted, so it was interesting and exciting for all of us. This is a fantastic result for our team especially as we head to Mexico City, my home race and the home race for my sponsor Herdez. My team was awesome today, we had perfect pit stops, my car was terrific and I drove hard. This is fantastic momentum to take to Mexico City."

Ryan Hunter-Reay, #4 Herdez/Lola/Ford-Cosworth

Ryan on the race:"All in all it's a positive weekend, we take away points for the top five. We had a good day going; unfortunately we had some bad pit stops. I believe we could have definitely finished third or fourth with a little luck. I am looking forward to going to Mexico City where I qualified in the top five and set the fastest race lap in a Reynard. It is a huge race for my team and I would love to give my sponsor a victory on their home turf."

Keith Wiggins:"It was a very interesting race, especially with the fuel strategies. It was good that we had two fast cars, so on the one hand I was hoping we might do a little better but on the other I am happy that both cars picked up some valuable points. It's good to go to Mexico with a podium and two good finishes behind us."

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