CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Herdez Competition Saturday report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 "I feel like we had a good qualifying run. We squeezed 100% out of the car so I feel good about that. You are never satisfied but I think we can make up some spots in the pits and with a smart race I think...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

"I feel like we had a good qualifying run. We squeezed 100% out of the car so I feel good about that. You are never satisfied but I think we can make up some spots in the pits and with a smart race I think we can have a very good result tomorrow."

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

"I wasn't able to post a time during my second time out on new tires during qualifying. I could see that Michel Jourdain was on his hot lap and I didn't want to get it his way. I got on the power too soon though coming out of the last corner before the straight and spun. I didn't want to cause a red and lose my fast lap so I managed to back my car into pit lane. That was a first for me! The car has improved quite a bit with the changes made by my race engineer Chris Gorne. The car is suiting the track very well now with the balance and everything so I think we have a good car for the race tomorrow."

Fast Facts:

Dominguez has one Champ Car start in Surfers Paradise; in 2002 he started 18th and scored his first Champ Car victory on the rain soaked streets. The Lexmark Indy 300 will be the 37th start in his Champ car career.

Roberto Moreno has three previous starts at Surfers; his best start was on pole at his last visit "down under" in 2001. His best finish was 12th in 1996. Moreno will make his 118th Champ Car start.

The last time Dominguez and Moreno started a race in these starting positions (8th and 7th respectively - on the streets of Miami, Florida last month), they earned the first 1-2 finish in the team's history.

With his third place finish in Mexico City two weeks ago, Dominguez moved past Oriol Servia into sixth place in the Drivers Championship with 115 points.

Dominguez stands third in overall laps completed so far this season with 1794 of a possible 1875 (95.7%).

-HC-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Oriol Servia , Mario Dominguez , Michel Jourdain