Hylton Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes Event: Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300 Where: Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California 2.238 Mile Permanent Road Course 30 Laps Date: June 8, 2002 TV: SPEED Channel, Sunday, June 8,...
Hylton Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes
Event: Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300
Where: Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California 2.238 Mile Permanent Road Course 30 Laps
Date: June 8, 2002
TV: SPEED Channel, Sunday, June 8, 2002; 10:00 P.M. EST
Series: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Round 4
Round 3 Recap: Hunter-Reay dominated the Milwaukee weekend. He topped the charts in all but four of six pre-race sessions. During Saturday qualifying, he took the pole before he took the green flag; Hunter-Reay's final warm-up lap was good for pole and his first qualifying lap after taking the green flag set a new track record. He took the green flag on Sunday and once again charged ahead of the field. With a seven second lead ahead of p.2, Hunter-Reay once again broke his own track record during Sunday's race.
Setting Records: Hunter-Reay has set a new track record in the last two consecutive races, winning the "WorldCom Fast Pace" award and $1,000.00. He earned his first championship point and provisional pole in Long Beach, followed by his first pole in Milwaukee. He'll go for a "3-peat" at Laguna Seca.
Wine Country: It is a big weekend for Hunter-Reay and his long-time supporters, Medlock Ames Winery; the primary sponsors of his #1 Swift o14.a. The winery specializes in Merlot and is located in Healdsburg, California just over an hour north of Monterey, part of the Alexander Valley.
Telemetry/u.s. print: Laguna Seca is considered the home race for Hylton Motorsports team owner Keith Hylton. His company, u.s. print is headquartered nearby in Brentwood. u.s. print, a software printing company has just introduced its latest product, Telemetry. The product is a "web portal system" designed primarily for the computer software industry. Telemetry will allow customers to use the portal as a single source for the purchase of digital media downloads, print documentation and CD media. The product can be used in either a retail or wholesale environment (www.usprint.com). The #1 Medlock Ames Winery/u.s. print/Toyota/Swift, driven by Hunter-Reay proudly displays the Telemetry livery.
Hunter-Reay on Laguna Seca: "I can't wait to get to Laguna and continue our performance from last weekend. Laguna Seca is a terrific racetrack; it is definitely one of North America's most famous and finest road courses. Both my team and I have done very well at Laguna Seca and we are even more determined now after our bad luck during the race last weekend. Laguna is the home race for my sponsors Medlock Ames Winery and for u.s. print; it would be great to bring home a victory here for them. As long as we can get a little luck on our side, we should be just fine."