CHAMPCAR/CART: Arciero Brooke Racing Nazareth pre-race

<pre> Arciero Brooke Racing Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway Max Wilson - ...

<pre> Arciero Brooke Racing Lehigh Valley Grand Prix Nazareth Speedway

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Race Specifics:

Race Name:      Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
Location:       Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth, PA USA
Date:           May 6, 2001
Configuration:  0.946 Mile Tri-Oval
Distance:       250 Laps

TV Broadcast: ABC-TV, Sunday, May 6, 2000; 1:00 P.M. EST (Live)

Race Number: 3 of 20 in the CART FedEx Championship Series </pre> Max Wilson Highlights:

-- This is Wilson's first season in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

-- The 28-year-old native of Brazil started racing karts at age 11.

-- He progressed to Formula 3, where he won the Brazilian F3 and South American F3 championships in 1995.

-- Moving to Europe he campaigned the German F3 series and then F3000.

-- For two years Wilson was a test driver for the Williams F1 team. Last year he helped Michelin prepare for their return to Formula One by serving as their test driver.

Arciero Brooke Racing Highlights:

-- Arciero Brooke Racing enters the 2001 FedEx Championship Series as a new program, but with some familiar names.

-- Brooke Racing, the company, was formed by three partners, Barry Brooke, Matthias Czabok and Larry Blair, and is registered as a California partnership (LLC).

-- The team has also joined forces with past CART owner Frank Arciero, forming the official Champ Car team Arciero Brooke Racing.

-- Brooke, formerly the team manager for Project Racing Group, and Czabok, the past marketing director of PRG, run the company on a day-to-day basis.

-- Blair serves as an investment partner, carrying expertise in high-tech marketing and business-to-business communications.

Max Wilson Quotes:

"Even though we didn't get to run the race last weekend in Texas, the experience was invaluable to me due to the fact that I hadn't had a chance to do any pre-season oval testing. I know that the Nazareth track is really different from Texas in many ways, like the banking, the downforce that we will run, and the fact that I'll have to shift on each lap, but I learned a lot last weekend and I look forward to getting back into the car on Friday."

Barry Brooke Quotes:

"The whole team is really happy with the way that Max is learning each new track so quickly. Since he's able to give us good feedback right away each weekend, it really helps us to be able to give him a good car for both qualifying and the race. And if you look at the oval track results that Lola chassis' have posted in both pre-season testing and at Texas, I think that we will be able to be competitive really early in the weekend. While Max hasn't driven here before, I've been here with several drivers and cars, so I'll be able to give him some pointers."

-ABR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Max Wilson
Teams Williams