Sweet Success: The Hylton Motorsports team earned their first pole position, lead every lap and won the Target Grand Prix last weekend in Chicago. Entering the weekend four points out of the championship lead, the team from Irvine, California...
Sweet Success: The Hylton Motorsports team earned their first pole position, lead every lap and won the Target Grand Prix last weekend in Chicago. Entering the weekend four points out of the championship lead, the team from Irvine, California left the Windy City leading the championship by 17 points.
Achieving the Goals: The 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is the number one goal of every Hylton Motorsports team member, but entering the 2001 season the team was still searching for their illusive first pole position and victory. After seven races, Orsi has earned three victories, one pole position and followed those up with three second place finishes. Orsi and his crew seem to be on the right track to achieving their number one goal, the 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.
Eric Crowder: This week's team member spotlight focuses on Data and Damper Specialist, Eric Crowder. Crowder joined Hylton Motorsports this year from PPI Motorsports, where he worked for four years, as the Data Acquisition and Shock Technician for the two-car team, including the 1999 championship season with Anthony Lazarro. Prior to PPI Motorsports, Crowder was the Crew Chief at Pierre Phillips Motorsports. A native of Oregon, Crowder focuses his time away from the track on photography, digital imaging and Macintosh computers.
Orsi on Trois Rivieres: "Chicago was a great weekend for me and all of my crew. We have been searching for our first pole position for so long, and we have come close so many times, but we just kept barely missing it. Then last weekend to sweep the event was terrific. We have a strong team and a lot of momentum going into Trois Rivieres, but it is going to be tough. There are a few guys that are going to be very strong, but I know I will have a good car, I did well here last year and I really like the circuit. Kyle (Brannan-Engineer) and I have spent a lot of time working on the setup for Trois Rivieres and studying the circuit, and David (Empringham - Driver Coach) has a lot of experience there as well, so together we feel like we will definitely present a very competitive effort. This is a special event; it is really exciting for me as a driver to compete here because of all of the history here. We will just continue to do our best and continue to work on the championship."