Toronto: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing preview

Dreyer Reinbold Racing Ready to Hit the Streets of Toronto Indianapolis, IN (July 8, 2009)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing kicked off their return to road/street courses in style. The team is eager to get back on track and show everyone what they ...

Dreyer Reinbold Racing Ready to Hit the Streets of Toronto

Indianapolis, IN (July 8, 2009)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing kicked off their return to road/street courses in style. The team is eager to get back on track and show everyone what they accomplished in Watkins Glen last weekend. This will mark Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's first time to the streets of Toronto, and who better to do it with than two road racing pros, Mike Conway who will pilot the No. 24 Valspar machine and Tomas Scheckter who will get behind the wheel of the No. 23 MonaVie car.

Watkins Glen turned out to be a groundbreaking performance for Conway. The Brit went from 6th to 5th position in the first lap and continued to climb as the race progressed, running second for most of the time. With near perfect pit stops, Conway drove a good, consistent race. Unfortunately, on the last stop he dropped to fifth position, but ran strong. As the race came to an end, he had some issues with the balance and on the last lap was passed by Marco Andretti, giving him a sixth place result. This event marks Conway's best qualifying and finish of the season.

This weekend will not only mark Conway's first time to the Toronto circuit, but he will also be running the No. 24 Valspar car this weekend for the first time this season. The Valspar Corporation is one of the largest global coatings manufacturers in the world, providing coatings and coating intermediates to a wide variety of customers. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the coatings industry.

Returning to the No. 23 car this weekend will be South African Tomas Scheckter. With four solid runs for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing under his belt, Scheckter is ready to visit Toronto for the first time. This will be his first road/street course of the season with DRR. Scheckter feels fully prepared as he had the opportunity to have a break, relax, train and learn as he watched the team's success at Watkins Glen International Raceway.

Dreyer & Reinbold will be on track this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto. The race will take place on July 12 and will be live on ABC.

What they have to say--

Mike Conway, No. 24 Valspar: "I can't wait to get to Toronto. It's a street track, the ones that I like. It's always a good challenge going to a new circuit and learning new things. We are coming off of a good weekend and a good result. We just want to keep that going. Both of us are going to make sure we get the car improved again and get some good results."

Tomas Scheckter, No. 23 MonaVie: "I'm really looking forward to it. This will be my first time to Toronto. I really enjoy street tracks and with the great performance that Mike had at Watkins Glen and the overall program of the team is getting better. I can't wait to get the MonaVie car back out on track and to get back in the car and learn as much as I can."

-credit: drr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Marco Andretti , Mike Conway
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing