Mishael Abbott Races to the Challenge of Indy Again
Abbott takes on the road course in the Liberty Challenge

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 15, 2005) -- Mishael Abbott of Coral Springs, FL will be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend but this time on the road course in the Indy Racing League® Menards Infiniti Pro Seriesa Liberty Challenge. The only female in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series returns to the site where just three weeks ago she finished eleventh in the Futaba Freedom 100 and where Danica Patrick captured the hearts of many in the Indy 500.

As support for the FIA Formula Oneâ United States Grand Prix, Mishael's Hemelgarn Johnson Motorsports team had to reconfigure her Menards Infiniti Pro Series car for the road course at Indy.

"It's exciting to be back at Indy, and this time the challenge is the road course," said Mishael Abbott. "My engineer, Mike Colliver, and the rest of the guys have made some adjustments from our road course test here in March and we're ready to show them what we got."

"I cannot wait to compete on the road course at the Speedway this weekend," Abbott said. "Having missed the race at Texas I am definitely ready to get in the racecar. With my racing background being on road courses, I feel we will have an advantage."

Mishael will put that experience to use as she competes in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Liberty Challenge on Saturday, June 18, 4:45 p.m. (CDT). Television coverage is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21 at 4:00 p.m. (CDT) on ESPN2.

An autograph session for the Menards Infiniti Pro Series drivers is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda Plaza.

Menards Infiniti Pro Series is the official support series for the Indy Racing League IndyCarsÒ Series and incubator for the racing stars of tomorrow. Mishael Abbott is pursuing her formal education at Florida Atlantic University, working toward an elementary school teaching degree, and seeking sponsorship support to complete the entire season of Menards Infiniti Pro Series.