Mont-Tremblant: CGR No. 1 car preview

MONT-TREMBLANT COULD BE THREE-MENDOUS FOR PRUETT AND DIAZ INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2005) -- After posting back-to-back wins at California Speedway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Rounds 3 and 4 of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, ...

MONT-TREMBLANT COULD BE THREE-MENDOUS FOR PRUETT AND DIAZ

INDIANAPOLIS (May 17, 2005) -- After posting back-to-back wins at California Speedway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Rounds 3 and 4 of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, CompUSA Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates returns to familiar northern territory this weekend 90 miles northwest of Montreal where Scott Pruett led the team to victory last season from pole at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Pruett and co-pilot Luis Diaz will pedal the no.01 CompUSA Lexus-Riley around the 2.65-mile circuit nestled in the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains as the team searches for the championship point lead, and its third consecutive triumph.

Defending Rolex Series Champion Pruett left his mark on Mont-Tremblant a season ago by authoring a win in the six-hour enduro. That victory began a 12-hour tear as the CompUSA squad ripped off another result atop the podium at the Six Hours at The Glen -- a streak the veteran wheelman hopes to duplicate again this Saturday afternoon.

"Mont-Tremblant is a wonderful circuit, but a very technical circuit," said Pruett. "We were able to bring home the first wins for CompUSA, Chip Ganassi Racing and Lexus here last year, so it brings back fond memories. This track is so fun to drive. It's got a great layout with sweeping elevation changes. The team took over the points lead here last year, and we are in a position to do that once again. Hopefully history will repeat itself."

Diaz was able to tolerate the six-hours in Mont-Tremblant last season with CompUSA teammate Jimmy Morales and emerged unscathed with a top-10 result. The Mexican native hopes to continue to ride the team's recently acquired wave of success and translate it into the points lead.

"I think the CompUSA team is really coming together right now, as evidenced by our last few results," said Diaz. "Scott was able to get the pole here last year and win the race, so we'll continue to work hard and prepare to win again this weekend in Mont-Tremblant. The points lead is within our reach now, but we must remain confident and focused to get the results we know we can get."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Scott Pruett , Luis Diaz , Jimmy Morales , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing