WHAT: Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivieres - Round 11 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship - Round 8 KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship WHEN: July 31 - August 2, 1998 WHERE: Trois-Rivieres Street Circuit ...
WHAT: Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivieres - Round 11 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship - Round 8 KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship
WHEN: July 31 - August 2, 1998
WHERE: Trois-Rivieres Street Circuit Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
TEAM KOOL GREEN AT TROIS-RIVIERES
NAOKI HATTORI, #27 Team KOOL Green Lola T97/20 (PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship): (Started 13th / Finished 24th at Trois-Rivieres in 1997; Currently 15th in point standings with 26 points)
"We've done very well on the street circuits this year (3rd/Long Beach, 2nd/Toronto) so I am looking forward to a very competitive weekend for Team KOOL Green. I'm happy to be working again with Mark Hotchkis and I think the two of us should be battling for the top spot."
MARK HOTCHKIS, #26 Team KOOL Green Lola T97/20 (PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship): (Started 1st / Finished 2nd at Trois-Rivieres in 1997; Currently 20th in point standings with 22 points)
"It's great to be back with Team KOOL Green and at Trois-Rivieres. This track is a special place with great fans and a lot of history. I like the circuit and have had some success there, and Team KOOL Green and Naoki have done great on street circuits this season, so we're going there expecting to run up front."
On returning to Team KOOL Green for the one race: "Even when I haven't been driving, I've been at the races getting in Barry's (Green, Team Owner) face about putting me in a car …and it worked. It's a great opportunity and I intend to take maximum advantage of it."
MATT SIELSKY, #16 LCI International Swift-Toyota (KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship): (Team Green Academy Class of '96/'97 graduate racing at Trois-Rivieres for the first time; Currently 6th overall with 65 points)
"I've heard a lot of good things about Trois-Rivieres, but I've got a lot to learn because its another track that I've never raced at before. Fortunately, none of the other rookies in the series have either. The keys to this race are to get up to speed quickly, get the car balanced for the bumps and get a good qualifying position, which is important because it's never easy to pass on a tight circuit like this."