Alex Gurney finished in fifth position in round 4 of the Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday. It was an exciting finish to a very competitive weekend for the team. Alex was near the top of every session in practice and...
Alex Gurney finished in fifth position in round 4 of the Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday. It was an exciting finish to a very competitive weekend for the team. Alex was near the top of every session in practice and in qualifying. In second practice, he turned the third fastest time of the whole weekend at 24.963 seconds at 148.882 MPH, being one of just a few drivers to go under the track record from 1999. Alex fell back at the start of the race after a 'moment' in turn 4 on the first lap but was charging hard by the end of the race and closing quickly on David Rutledge for fourth. The race was won by Argentinean rookie Martin Basso followed by Andrew Bordin, Canada and Hoover Orsi, Brazil.
"It was a good weekend overall for us. I had a little trouble at the beginning of the race but we were flying by the end. My engineer and my crew gave me a great car the whole weekend. I think it was definitely a little better than the position showed and I will be out to prove that next time out. I believe we've really closed the gap on the very front and I can't wait for Montreal."
The series resumes at the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal as a support race for the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix on June 18. Visit the All American Racers website at allamericanracers.com for all the up to date info and Alex Gurney diary on the AAR 2000 Atlantic championship season.
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Dan Gurney will be making an appearance in Goodwood, England, at the historic Festival of Speed on the weekend of June 24/25th. Dan will be driving "Old Yellar", the legendary yellow sports car made famous by Max Balchowsky in the 1950's and early 1960's in the U.S.