U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team looking for solid performance in CART Toyota Atlantics season finale. INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 29, 2002 - - The U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team will be looking for a solid ...
U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team looking for solid performance in CART Toyota Atlantics season finale.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 29, 2002 - - The U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team will be looking for a solid performance in the CART Toyota Atlantic season finale this weekend at the Shell Grand Prix of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Driver Kyle Krisiloff, who is making his sixth Atlantic's start, is coming off a 16th place finish last weekend in Montreal, Canada. The 18-year-old native of Indianapolis, Indiana started 17th and was running as high as 14th. Unfortunately, his hopes of a top-ten showing evaporated when track officials called him in because an understray was hanging off the car. Never the less, Krisiloff battled back to finished 16th out of 30 cars.
Although disappointed with the 16th place performance, Krisiloff was particularly pleased with the improvement in the #13 U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing car. By race day he felt the car was definitely a top-ten performer. Montreal also showed how far the team has progressed particularly when the track was new to all the competitors thus leveling the playing field.
"I am very pleased with the progress the U. S. Formula One/Patrick Racing Team has made since we joined the Toyota Atlantic Championship," Krisiloff said. "We have learned something every time we have been on the track and have been able to apply the information and improve the car. Although we have not achieved the results we would have liked, we have learned a lot and that will be valuable in the future. I am looking forward to racing this weekend in Denver. This is one of the places the U. S. Formula One/Patrick Racing Team is at a little less of a disadvantage because no one has raced here before. With the progress we have made the last couple of weeks, particularly last week in Montreal, I think we should have a very strong race this weekend in Denver," he concluded.
Krisiloff has finished four of the five CART Toyota Atlantic Championship events he has contested this year placing in the points twice. In the four starts prior to Montreal he qualified 24th and finished 14th, earning two points, in his Atlantic's debut at the Molson Indy Toronto on July 6. A week later, at the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland, Krisiloff qualified 19th and finished 15th, scoring one point. At Trois-Rivieres he started 21st and was working his way into a points paying finish when his rear wing came off. He rejoined the race and finished 18th. At Elkhart Lake he started 22nd and finished 23rd.
Krisiloff competes for the U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team. The team, which is managed by his father, former Champ Car driver Steve Krisiloff, is associated with, and supported by Patrick Racing.