Herrington Extends Lead with Second Place Finish in Milwaukee Winston-Salem, NC June 4, 2006 - Daniel Herrington, Star Mazda Championship rookie from Winston-Salem NC, returned to the podium this weekend with a second place finish in...
Herrington Extends Lead with Second Place Finish in Milwaukee
Winston-Salem, NC June 4, 2006 - Daniel Herrington, Star Mazda Championship rookie from Winston-Salem NC, returned to the podium this weekend with a second place finish in his #3 AIM Autosport car at the historic and challenging Milwaukee Mile. He crossed the finish line a mere 2 tenths of a second behind open-wheel veteran Mike Potekhan after starting 7th on the grid. Herrington navigated past five other race contenders including pole sitter Adam Cario and current Champ Car Atlantic rookie Robbie Pecorari who returned for a cameo appearance after finishing second in the Mazda Championship last year.
"I knew coming into the race that we had a solid race car and could move up in the race, so that's what we did! I was steadily catching up to Potekhan at the end of the race but the chips didn't quite fall our way. I needed a few more laps to make a run at him but we just ran out of time," said Herrington.
This weekend's results completes a hat trick of podium finishes for Herrington in the first four races including a second place finish on the permanent road course at Sebring, a first place finish at the temporary street course in Houston, and now a second place finish on his first ever competition on an oval circuit. The mile long oval proved to be a challenge for rookies and veterans alike this weekend, with a number of Star Mazda and Champ Car competitors becoming intimately familiar with the outside of turn four.
Herrington finishes the weekend with an eight point lead in the series championship going into the next race at Montreal. His first place in the standings wins him the pole for the high profile race held in conjunction with the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix on June 24th. The Milwaukee race will be aired on the Speed Channel at 1:00 PM on June 18th.