RYAN HUNTER-REAY, ...
RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #1 Medlock Ames Winery/u.s. print/Toyota/Swift
Round 2 Recap: A quick learner, Hunter-Reay earned his first Atlantic point at Long Beach when he captured the provisional pole position during Friday qualifying, it was his first day ever competing on the tight street circuit. The young American started on the front row, but was a victim of the first lap incident that claimed 13 cars. After retaking the green flag one lap down, Hunter-Reay aggressively passed his way through the field and regained his lap, while setting a new lap record for the fastest race lap.
Oval Debut: Hunter-Reay will make his Atlantic oval debut this weekend at the Milwaukee Mile. During his successful tenure in the CART Barber Dodge Pro Series, he qualified third at the Chicago Motor Speedway, the site of the series sole oval event.
Live Timing and Scoring: Check out live timing and scoring for all practice and qualifying sessions as well as the races at HyltonMotorsports.com and RyanRacing.com
The "Hunter"-Reay: After completing a busy test program, Hunter-Reay returned home this month to Boca Raton, Florida. Much to his surprise he was greeted by a baby crocodile in his backyard, fearing the youngsters' parents might be near, he captured the croc and released him in a nearby lake. While fishing a few days later, Hunter-Reay and his friend caught two 200 lb. Sharks at the same time. Exhausted after one hour of fighting the fish in, he exclaimed, "it was exciting until we got them in and saw they were sharks!"
Hunter-Reay on the Milwaukee Mile: "I am really looking forward to our first oval event of the year, particularly at a track like Milwaukee with so much history. The track is fast, very fast in the corners; we will no doubt give the fans a terrific show. My team won their first Atlantic race here last year and I would like nothing more than to give them a repeat. We were fast testing here a few weeks ago and I think we put together a strong setup for this weekend, however the temperatures were very cold when we tested and I suspect they will be much warmer this weekend, so we will have some work to do on Thursday and Friday in order to adjust for the temperatures. I am eager to get back to racing, it was a long break and we spent some time testing, but I am looking forward to getting back to racing."