Portland: Transnet Racing preview

Transnet Racing focuses resolving handling problems. Two day test scheduled at Buttonwillow. Atlanta (GA), June 10th, 2002. Transnet Racing and Venezuelan driver, Alex Garcia, are focusing on their 014 chassis as they prepare for the fifth...

Transnet Racing focuses resolving handling problems.
Two day test scheduled at Buttonwillow.

Atlanta (GA), June 10th, 2002. Transnet Racing and Venezuelan driver, Alex Garcia, are focusing on their 014 chassis as they prepare for the fifth race of the CART sanctioned Toyota Atlantic Championship on Saturday, June 15th in Portland, Oregon.

The team experienced quick progress with the older 008 chassis they used in the first two races of the year. Before the third race of the season they switched to the new chassis. Although they faced immediate balance and set up challenges, they remain optimistic and continue to work non-stop to achieve their goals.

"My first goal, and that of Transnet Racing, is to make the car competitive," said Garcia. "Our expectations are focused on the progress we can achieve in the next few days, before the race in Portland. We still have a lot of work to do in order to get ahead but we will stand by our commitment to develop our new car in order to achieve the results we are looking for in the future."

"It is important to understand what the car needs from us," explained Greg Sorrentino, Transnet Racing Team Manager. "Before Portland, we will conduct tests for one or two days in Buttonwillow, California. We hope that these tests, away from the pressures taking place on a race weekend, will help us to get in touch with the car. If we are able to do what we believe we can, we will arrive in Portland with a faster car."

The race in Portland, Oregon will be held on Saturday, June 15th, and will air on the SPEED Channel at 10PM (EST), same day/tape delay. The Portland race track is 1.969 miles long and this event will mark the debut of Toyota Atlantic Series in Portland.

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