Elkhart Lake: Kyle Krisiloff preview

Krisiloff looking for strong performance at Grand Prix of Road America. INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 13, 2002 - - For the first time in his young CART Toyota Atlantic career U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing driver Kyle Krisiloff will...

Krisiloff looking for strong performance at Grand Prix of Road America.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 13, 2002 - - For the first time in his young CART Toyota Atlantic career U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing driver Kyle Krisiloff will be competing on a track he knows.

Krisiloff, who is making his fourth Atlantic's start this weekend at the Grand Prix at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, raced Formula Fords twice last year on the challenging 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America permanent road circuit. The 18-year-old native of Indianapolis, Indiana finished fourth in the June Sprints, out of 42 cars, and first at the CAT Nationals.

Commenting on the upcoming Grand Prix of Road America, Krisiloff said, "I am looking forward to the next Toyota Atlantic race at Road America. I have a lot of experience at that track from my Formula Ford days, so the U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team won't be as far behind as we were in our first three Toyota Atlantic races. With what we have learned over the last three races, and my knowledge of the Road America circuit I think we can have a very good performance."

Krisiloff, who made his Toyota Atlantics debut on July 6 at the Molson Indy Toronto, piloted the #13 U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Toyota Swift to a 14th place finish, earning two points, in his inaugural event. A week later he followed up with a 15th place showing, scoring one point, at the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland. Krisiloff had his streak of points paying finishes stopped, at two, at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. He started the Quebec race strong and was working his way into the points when his rear wing came off. Following some quick repairs, Krisiloff returned to the contest and battled his way to an 18th finish. He has finished all three of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship events he has contested.

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. Krisiloff is expected to run the remainder of the season in the CART ladder system Toyota Atlantic Championship Series.

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