Kevin Lacroix tests with Conquest Racing summary

Kevin Lacroix completes testing with Mi-Jack Conquest Buttonwillow, California, January 20. -- Young driver from St-Eustache, Quebec, Kevin Lacroix completed two days of testing with Mi-Jack Conquest, the Champ Car team that will enter two...

Kevin Lacroix completes testing with Mi-Jack Conquest

Buttonwillow, California, January 20. -- Young driver from St-Eustache, Quebec, Kevin Lacroix completed two days of testing with Mi-Jack Conquest, the Champ Car team that will enter two cars in the new Champ Car Formula Atlantic series in 2006. Testing occured at Buttonwillow in California and the Formula BMW USA vice-champion worked with veteran engineer Lee Dykstra who worked previously with many famous drivers. No decision has been reached as to whether Lacroix will drive with Mi-Jack this year in this very promising series, but it is almost certain that the French-Canadian driver who will turn 17 in March will be on the starting grid for the maiden race in Long Beach in April.

'Those two days were very profitable, said Lacroix. I took control of the Swift 0,14 on the first day and raced for more than 150 laps on the second even in cold weather. Mister Dykstra worked with famous drivers like Emmo Fittipaldi, Rob Gordon and Guerrero and communications with him were excellent. I know that Graham Rahal, a friend and competitor for some years in karting, will drive for Mi-Jack this year, and teaming up would be fun. But we have other propositions to consider and more testing to do before we reach a decision. We will leave no stone unreturned.'

More testing will take place before the new Atlantic car is revealed on February 14th. Kevin Lacroix will most probably join the new Champ Car Formula Atlantic series in 2006 with the renewed sponsorship from Uni-Select, SKF MotorSports, Raybestos, Tenneco, Pennzoil and Auto Parts Plus. His web site may be reached at www.kevinlacroix.com .

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Graham Rahal , Kevin Lacroix
Teams Conquest Racing