IPS: Phoenix: Round two race notes

HERB WINS FIRST PRO SERIES RACE AVONDALE, Ariz., Saturday, March 19, 2005 -- In the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100, Jon Herb captured his first career victory in a race shortened to 90 laps. Rookies Chris Festa and Wade Cunningham ...

HERB WINS FIRST PRO SERIES RACE

AVONDALE, Ariz., Saturday, March 19, 2005 -- In the Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100, Jon Herb captured his first career victory in a race shortened to 90 laps. Rookies Chris Festa and Wade Cunningham finished second and third, respectively.

PHOENIX 100 POST-RACE QUOTES:

AL UNSER (No. 3 Brian Stewart Racing Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "It was an unavoidable incident. Travis (Gregg) spun on that restart. We clipped him, and we had one of those weekends. I'm glad I got that one out of the way. I'm ready to move onto St. Pete, and let's go get them. I'm tired of this running in the back stuff."

MARTY ROTH (No. 4 Roth Racing Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "The car came around on me, and I lost it."

JON HERB (No. 6 AERCON Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "I got a good start initially and got up to second before the caution. Then I got a good restart on Travis (Gregg), and we seemed to have a better car than those guys on the longer runs. Towards the end, lap traffic was an issue, but Chris Festa did a good job keeping behind me and making me stay on my game. It wasn't as easy as I'd like to have it, but I'll take it anyway I can get it."

CHRIS FESTA (No. 19 SpacePak/CareCentric/SSM Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone): "Once we got going, we were about a tenth of lap quicker than Jon (Herb) was, but I just couldn't quite get close enough to him in Turn 4. Once I got up to him, I'd lose him in Turn 4, and he'd pull away a little bit again. I'd spend the next five or six laps getting it back and than losing it again. All in all it was a good race."

MISHAEL ABBOTT (No. 91 Hemelgarn Johnson Motorsports Dallara/ Infiniti/Firestone): "I don't know what happened, same crash as yesterday. We need to go back and look at the data, and look at the car and hopefully we can figure out what happened."

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Jon Herb , Chris Festa , Wade Cunningham