Monterey: Roger Yasukawa preview

Yasukawa anticipates success at Laguna Seca. Hylton Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes Event: Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300 Where: Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California 2.238 Mile Permanent Road Course 30 Laps Date:...

Yasukawa anticipates success at Laguna Seca.

Hylton Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes
Event: Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300
Where: Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway Monterey, California 2.238 Mile Permanent Road Course 30 Laps
Date: June 8, 2002
TV: SPEED Channel, Sunday, June 8, 2002; 10:00 P.M. EST
Series: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Round 4

Defending Race Winner: Yasukawa won round 3 of the 2002 Atlantic Championship last week in Milwaukee. It was just his second Atlantic race and his first oval race in the Toyota powered Swift. The young American started second and led 29 laps, taking the checkered flag with a 2.733 second margin of victory.

In the Points: With his victory last weekend at The Milwaukee Mile, Yasukawa earned 20 points and jumped from 13th to fourth in the championship points standings. Yasukawa started the season at Long Beach; the second of twelve scheduled series events and has since scored a total of 29 points. He sits second in the Rookie of the Year chase, behind Indy Lights graduate and series points leader, John Fogarty.

California Native: A native of California, Yasukawa was born in Los Angeles and currently resides in West Hollywood.

Telemetry/u.s. print: Laguna Seca is considered the home race for Hylton Motorsports team owner Keith Hylton. His company, u.s. print is headquartered nearby in Brentwood. u.s. print, a software printing company has just introduced its latest product, Telemetry. The product is a "web portal system" designed primarily for the computer software industry. Telemetry will allow customers to use the portal as a single source for the purchase of digital media downloads, print documentation and CD media. The product can be used in either a retail or wholesale environment ( www.usprint.com). Yasukawa's #9 Autobacs/u.s. print/Toyota/Swift wears the Telemetry logo.

Yasukawa on Laguna Seca: "I am excited to get to Laguna. Coming off my first victory last weekend and the first of the season for the team, I think we have a lot of momentum going. Laguna Seca is a fantastic track. I won several races there in the Formula Dodge series, so I have a lot of experience there and I am very comfortable with the track. I have not yet run there in an Atlantic car, but I am sure looking forward to it, I think it will be a lot of fun. This is a the home race for Keith (Hylton) and sort of a home race for me, being from California, so I hope to repeat last weekends performance."

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