Mid Ohio post race quotes

MID-OHIO POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES ...

MID-OHIO POST-RACE DRIVER QUOTES

#33 BERTRAND GODIN (Player’s Forsythe Racing Team-Player’s/Indeck) "I’m happy with this result. Even though the car had understeer, it was good overall. The track was slippery due to the excess rubber left by the CART race, and we had to be patient to try moves. On the last lap, I desperately had to do something. Jeret (Schroeder) had a difficult time in turn two, and I took advantage of the situation. (Francois Cartier)

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#7 CAM BINDER (Binder Racing-Western Avionics/Kenn Borek Air Ltd.) "The engine kept missing in this morning’s warm-up. The engine builder came over to check it, but guess we missed something."

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#4 ANTHONY LAZZARO (Phillips Motorsports-Platinum Sound/BG Products/Budget) "It was a little frustrating that we weren’t able to start higher because that’s what determined the outcome of the race. We were as quick as anyone else. The car was running really well after the changes we made for the race. Unfortunately, I got held up by Chris Smith, maybe deliberately, I don’t know. But, that caused some problems on the re-start because everybody was slipping and sliding around. I had to descend a little bit from Memo, and that allowed the three in front of me to get a little bit of a break. So I finished fourth. I’m happy with the result; we finished another race. Now we move on to Road America and try to build on this. I’m still trying to get to that podium."

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#66 ALEXANDRE TAGLIANI (Player’s Forsythe Racing Team-Player’s/Indeck) "I have to thank the Player’s team for giving me a car today. They did a fantastic job in having the tub fixed and rebuilding it completely. Ever since the crash yesterday though, the car hasn’t been the same. It had heavy understeer, and I had bad spin. I lost three positions. This was unfortunate, because it cost me important points. The clutch broke and I did the best I could with the car I had." (Francois Cartier)

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#19 MEMO GIDLEY (Lynx Racing) "I was driving as hard as I could for the entire race, but I had some oversteer and decided that a conservative race to gain as many points as possible was the intelligent course of action. My car ran well and the Lynx crew worked really hard to give me the best car possible. I thought I had a chance, but as soon as the race started and the leaders pulled away, I knew I had to go into points conservation mode. We had a great test at Road America, our next venue, so we’ll go into that one expecting to win." (Peter Frey)

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#10 MARK TAGUE (World Speed Motorsports-Altec/Liaison Software Co.) "This was a pretty nice birthday present. It was our best qualifying effort (16th) and race finish (13th) of the season. I would have liked to have stayed closer to the lead pack, but it was still a great race. I raced with Case for a couple of laps as he came up through the field. The yellows helped and got me an extra position. This is good momentum for Elkhart Lake." (Pam Morey)

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#14 CHUCK WEST (World Speed Motorsports-Red Line Oil/Martini Sunglasses/Harvest Group) "These C2 cars are unbelievable. I worked really hard to get up to sixth (position) with a great car that my guys gave me. I got around Knapp, pressured Tagliani into a spin and I only wanted to get up to fifth (position). Bob Siska did the right thing and moved over on the re-start. But, DeSoto has to wait until I pass him, then get under me and pop me in the left rear. It would have been one thing if it was somebody on the lead lap, but the whole weekend and the whole team’s hard work was lost to a C2 car again." (Pam Morey)

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#32 ALEX BARRON (Lynx Racing-Lynx Racing/Victory Circle Racing/Red Line Oil) "We changed the set-up seven times since we got here, so I guess seven times the charm. Lynx gave me a great car that worked really well even on cold tires, but you still had to be careful on the re-starts because there was so much rubber on the track from the Indy cars that it would stick to our tires. When that happened, it took a couple of turns to get them cleaned off. My two oval track victories earlier in the season were a bit unexpected, because my background is road racing, so I’m glad to win on the type of course I like best. Obviously, the championship is going to go all the way to Laguna, so we’re going to have to keep our eye on the ball." (Peter Frey)

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#35 DAVID POOK (B.D.J.S.-HYPE ENERGY Drink/Budweiser) "That’s racing. I’m sorry I couldn’t do better for Budweiser and HYPE Energy Drink, especially at a track with such a good history. The car started and then the diaphragm in the fuel pressure regulator ruptured and gas came out of the overflow into the side pod. It’s one of those flukey things that almost never happen, like getting struck by lightening. The car was great and we have proven that we’re right up there. We just need to catch some better luck. Maybe we need to drink more HYPE before the race. Nice it’s time for a nice cold Budweiser. We’ll take the frustration and turn it into positive momentum for Elkhart Lake. (Sabina Clemens)

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#96 JERET SCHROEDER (P.P.I.-MCI Racing) "I had a lot of wheel spin at the start and Alex (Barron) was able to beat me to turn one. His car was obviously much better on cold tires than mine. Once the car came around for me I was able to get up to speed and I began to reel him back in. The yellow’s at the end really hurt me. I would take me about three laps for the tires to come back up. With two laps to go I was able to hold of Bertrand (Godin) for one lap, but the car pushed really bad coming on the front straight. In turn one the car worked okay and I was able to hold him off then in turn two the car was pushing and he was able to get a better shot out of there and beat me down the back straight." (Heather Handley)

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Bob Siska , Chris Smith