DREYER & REINBOLD RACING IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH RACE AT MID-OHIO LEXINGTON, Ohio - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has arrived in Ohio for this weekend's Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 12th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series.
DREYER & REINBOLD RACING IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN WITH RACE AT MID-OHIO
LEXINGTON, Ohio - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has arrived in Ohio for this weekend's Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 12th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series. This is the fifth race in a six week stretch of having races on consecutive weekends.
Last weekend, Buddy Rice finished 7th at the Nashville Superspeedway, giving Dreyer & Reinbold Racing its eighth top-ten finish of the season. In the weekend before that, Rice gave the team its first top-five finish of 2008 with a fourth at Watkins Glen.
This weekend, the cars, crews, and drivers now have to shift back into a road course mindset for one of the most scenic and challenging road courses in North America - the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. This is only the second year that the IndyCar Series has raced here though it's been a road racing staple for decades having hosted some of America's premier racing series, including formerly hosting the SCCA National Championship Run-Offs and the former Champ Car World Series.
In 2007, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing was lead by Buddy Rice at this race as he started ninth and finished eighth.
For 2008, he'll be joined in this race by teammate Milka Duno. This will be her second start on a road course in an IndyCar Series machine, though she's no stranger to this course having raced here previously in sports cars. At her last road course event, at the Watkins Glen circuit, she pounded the pavement by running as many laps as possible throughout the weekend, gaining valuable experience which will guide her in her next road course start on Sunday.
#15 DREYER & REINBOLD RACING Honda Dallara Driver Buddy Rice
"Though it's only the second time the IndyCar Series has run here, I've got a lot of experience at Mid-Ohio, and I'm looking forward to racing here again. It's a challenging track, and with this race being in the middle of summer, it could be really physical. There might be some people out there that struggle with their fitness a bit. This is a real drivers' track, and it's the type of track where Dreyer and Reinbold Racing can really do well at. Let's hope we can build on the momentum of our last two races."
#23 CITGO/DREYER & REINBOLD RACING Honda Dallara Driver Milka Duno
"After giving a tremendous effort at Watkins Glen, I'm excited to return to another road course with my Dreyer & Reinbold team. In preparation for Sunday's race, I will be testing at Mid-Ohio with Peter Argetsinger, Skip Barber Racing School Instructor and one-time British Formula Ford Champion."