Eduardo Figueroa & Waldemar Coronas Toyota/Swift/Yokohama Monterrey, Mexico Round 1 Saturday, March 9, 2002 Coronas Scores His First Top-10 Finish In Toyota Atlantic Argentinean driver Waldemar Coronas finished 10th to register a top-10 finish...
Eduardo Figueroa & Waldemar Coronas
Saturday, March 9, 2002
Coronas Scores His First Top-10 Finish In Toyota Atlantic
Argentinean driver Waldemar Coronas finished 10th to register a top-10 finish in his first start with the Scuadra Fortia team, after competing in Saturday's race at Fundidora Park, in Monterrey, Mexico. Also, this finish gives Scuadra Fortia its first top-10 finish in the CART Toyota Atlantic Series.
Coronas started from the 12th spot and was 4th fastest during the race (1'40.294 at 75.522 Mph.). His team mate Eduardo Figueroa started from position 20th, ranking in the final results in 21st.
Waldemar Coronas, #88 Scuadra Fortia: "I am happy with the results. We were able to finish and the set up was better for the race, despite the car was sliding and had understeer. The track dried out a little bit and when it started to rain again it was difficult to go faster. The most important thing is that we finished the race and scored points, our first points in the CART Toyota Atlantic Series (6)."
Eduardo Figueroa, #86 Scuadra Fortia: "At the track the conditions were changing a lot during the race from wet to dry and back to wet). I've tried to set a good pace and use the dry line on the track, but the car developed a lot of understeer and wheel spin. I've tried to stay at the track and finish my first race, but I lost sensitivity with the accelerator at Turn 9 and I went towards the wall. There were no big damages; just a bent toe bar and I lost positions at the end. However, we will work harder, developing the car to get Long Beach in good shape."
Allen Berg, owner of Scuadra Fortia: "Definitely, for our first race weekend in the Series it was hard for the team, but I feel it was a positive weekend. The drivers drove with what they had very responsible, in a wet race. Waldemar (Coronas) had the opportunity to run more even in the race and this was his first race with points. He drove back at the end. Eduardo had a couple of spins at the last lap, losing positions. He was under a lot of pressure this weekend, but he did a good job. Now, we are heading to our base in San Diego, California to regroup and work harder for our second race."