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Menards Infiniti Pro Series Driver Mishael Abbott Spots Success at Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 24, 2005) -- Although Mishael Abbott is preparing to race in the Indy Racing League® Menards Infiniti Pro Seriesa Futaba Freedom 100, she...

Menards Infiniti Pro Series Driver Mishael Abbott Spots Success at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 24, 2005) -- Although Mishael Abbott is preparing to race in the Indy Racing League® Menards Infiniti Pro Seriesa Futaba Freedom 100, she has also spent time spotting for IndyCar Series driver Jaques Lazier and making personal appearances with the local media and around Indianapolis. Engineer Mike Colliver, who handles both Mishael's Hemelgarn Johnson Motorsports Pro Series car and Lazier's IndyCar, recruited her for the spotter position.

Spotting has been a great experience," Abbott said. "I've been able to watch Jaques and all of the other drivers from Turn 3 and see how they track through the turns. I'm learning a lot about what lines they drive, and that should help me as I prepare for the Futaba Freedom 100. I'm also able to listen to the communication between Mike and Jaques, and that will benefit me as well."

Mishael will put that experience to use as she competes in the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Futaba Freedom 100 on Friday, May 26, 12:30 p.m. (CDT). Television coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. (CDT).

"It's hard to believe I'm really here and competing at Indianapolis. It's the first steps in a dream realized. I'm spotting for Jaques, racing in the Futaba Freedom 100. Next step--the 500. I just want to keep my eyes on the goal and do my very best on Friday."

While remaining focused, Mishael has still been able to appear on local radio and television broadcasts, made visits to area Children's Hospital's, and helped raise funds for Junior Achievement in a charity karting race during the month.

Menards Infiniti Pro Series is the official support series for the Indy Racing League IndyCars 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.

-www.mishaelabbott.com

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Mishael Abbott , Jaques Lazier