U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team looking to show progress at Molson Indy Montreal INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 23, 2002 - - The U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team will be looking to show progress this weekend in the...
U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team looking to show progress at Molson Indy Montreal
INDIANAPOLIS, IN. - - AUGUST 23, 2002 - - The U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team will be looking to show progress this weekend in the Toyota Atlantic race at the Molson Indy Montreal on the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Driver Kyle Krisiloff, who is making his fifth Atlantic's start, is coming off a 23rd place showing last weekend at Road America. The 18-year-old native of Indianapolis, Indiana started 22nd and was running in 18th place when, on lap seven of the 11-lap race, he was hit from behind and knocked out of the race.
Despite the disappointing end to the day there was one significant bright spot. In Sunday morning's warm-up prior to the race Krisiloff gave the team an indication of how much they have progressed when he finished 13th on the individual practice report. The showing was his highest placement on the speed charts since joining the series the first week of July in Toronto. It also provided the
U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team with a foundation to build on this weekend in Montreal.
"The U. S. Formula One/Patrick Racing Team has made a lot of progress over the last four races," Krisiloff said. "We have not achieved the results we would like, but we have learned a lot. I think as we continue to learn and progress over the next couple of races we should be able to put up some decent results. I certainly would like to at least finish in the points," he concluded.
Krisiloff has finished three of the four CART Toyota Atlantic Championship events he has contested this year placing in the points twice. In his other three starts he qualified 24th and finished 14th, earning two points, in his Atlantic's debut at the Molson Indy Toronto on July 6. A week later, at the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland, Krisiloff qualified 19th and finished 15th, scoring one point. At Trois-Rivieres he started 21st and was working his way into a points paying finish when his rear wing came off. He rejoined the race and finished 18th.
Krisiloff competes for the U. S. Grand Prix Formula One/Patrick Racing Team. The team, which is managed by his father, former Champ Car driver Steve Krisiloff, is associated with, and supported by Patrick Racing. Krisiloff is expected to run the remainder of the season in the CART ladder system Toyota Atlantic Championship Series.