With qualifying rained out on Saturday, the Indy Lights drivers were forced to start the race from their point's position in the championship. Wheldon started fifth, with Dominguez right behind him in sixth. On the pace lap, prior to the...
With qualifying rained out on Saturday, the Indy Lights drivers were forced to start the race from their point's position in the championship. Wheldon started fifth, with Dominguez right behind him in sixth. On the pace lap, prior to the official start of the race, there was an accident involving Derek Higgins (starting third) and Jon Fogarty (starting second). The contact took both drivers out of the race (although Fogarty did return after repairs) and ultimately moved both PacWest drivers into better starting positions. When the green flag flew, Dominguez and Wheldon forged ahead into second and third respectively, which is where they finished the race.
MARIO DOMINGUEZ - # 17 DEL VALLE CORONA TELEVISA PACWEST LIGHTS
Finishing Position: 2nd
"I really like racing on oval's, and I'm happy to earn some points today for PacWest Racing," said Dominguez. "My team has worked very hard all weekend and, with the problems we encountered on Friday, to come back and finish second is great. I think we drove a good smart race today, but we just couldn't catch Townsend. So we settled into a groove and accepted second place. With only four races under our belts, all the points we can get right now are very important. Now, we will start preparing for Portland and see if we can't try to improve one position overall."
DAN WHELDON - # 1 GEMSTAR PACWEST LIGHTS
Finishing Position: 3rd
"The car was really good the entire race, but I got caught up in a lot of traffic," said Wheldon. "The traffic really killed my momentum. If I didn't struggle with the traffic for most of the race, I really could have capitalized on the situation putting me up there to win. It's definitely great being on the podium earning more points, which keeps me in contention for the championship."