JRCS: FRussell: Phenom Racing race debut summary

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Phenom Racing Group Victorious in Team Debut The debut race weekend for Phenom Racing Group at Infineon Raceway was an unqualified success with team driver Carl Skerlong capturing victory twice, leading every lap in the process, during the ...

Phenom Racing Group Victorious in Team Debut

The debut race weekend for Phenom Racing Group at Infineon Raceway was an unqualified success with team driver Carl Skerlong capturing victory twice, leading every lap in the process, during the opening rounds of the 2006 Russell Racing Pro Formula Championship.

"We are extremely pleased with the results from this weekend," commented Pete Mercier, General Manager for Phenom Racing Group. "Carl drove two excellent races, qualifying on pole position for both rounds, driving on to victory and setting the fast lap in both races. With fellow Phenom driver Michael Guasch finishing in third place in both races I feel that this was a solid debut for our team and it shows right from the start that we are a race winning organization."

Skerlong, a 17-year old hotshoe from Mukilteo, Washington, had nothing but praise for the Phenom Racing Group effort. "I really enjoyed working with the Phenom team and the car was very well prepared," the 2005 Formula TR 1600 Champion commented. "This was the first time I have raced a Pro Mazda, the car was a lot of fun to drive and I look forward to more opportunities to race the car in the future. It was also the first time I have raced at Infineon and I was very impressed with the track. It was both challenging and fun. The race was a good warm up for the upcoming season."

About Phenom Racing Group
Founded by Star Mazda Championship competitor Michael Guasch and veteran Formula Atlantic, American LeMans Series and Star Mazda engineer Pete Mercier, Phenom Racing Group is headquartered in Benicia, California and will compete in the 2006 Russell Racing Pro Formula Mazda Championship as well as the nationally televised Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear.

-www.phenomracinggroup.com.

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