CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Point Leader Hoover Orsi Returns to the Milwaukee Mile Hoover Orsi, driver of the ...
CART Toyota Atlantic Championship Point Leader Hoover Orsi Returns to the Milwaukee Mile
Hoover Orsi, driver of the #9 US Print/Toyota/Swift and the championship leading Hylton Motorsports team will return to the Milwaukee Mile this weekend, looking for their inaugural victory in round three of the 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. With a pair of second place finishes at Long Beach and Nazareth, Orsi looks to extend his championship lead Saturday at the famed one-mile oval, where he finished third last year in his rookie effort.
Orsi on Milwaukee:
"A good lap at Milwaukee would be flat all the way around. The first corner is a bit more difficult than the others are because it is a little bit bumpy, that is the only place where you might not be at full throttle. If we have a good set-up for turns one and two; we should be fine for three and four. Last year I had a lot of oversteer and it was tough to drive, yet we still managed a podium finish. This year I am confident we should have a good set-up. Ovals are so much fun when you have a good car. If you don't, they can be rather miserable and you don't enjoy yourself too much."
Orsi on the Season:
"I think our season has been pretty good. We did well the first two races, but we are definitely looking for a win. We have run into some bad luck with the weather. We made some dramatic changes to the car in Long Beach and then it rained during the session, so we never really had the opportunity to benefit from the changes that Kyle (Brannan- Race Engineer) made to the car. We really thought we had a strong chance for the pole in Nazareth, but then it rained again, so we did not get to qualify so we started second, from the practice times. That's racing, but I am definitely looking to turn things around this weekend, we are ready to win. The team is much better this year, and the car has been very good. I have a lot more confidence in my car. Kyle, David (Empringham - Driver Coach) and I work very well together. Richard (Raeder - Team Manager) and the guys have been giving me very reliable cars, so I have no complaints. I know when I get to the racetrack I am going to have a good car right out of the box, and that is a very good, confident feeling. I think that is the biggest difference."