-- This is Max Wilson's highest finish (17th) so far in his rookie year, following a 21st place finish in Long Beach, and a 28th place finish in Monterrey. -- This was Max Wilson's first visit to Nazareth Speedway as well as his first experience...
-- This is Max Wilson's highest finish (17th) so far in his rookie year, following a 21st place finish in Long Beach, and a 28th place finish in Monterrey.
-- This was Max Wilson's first visit to Nazareth Speedway as well as his first experience of racing on an oval track.
-- After two previous DNFs this season, Max Wilson and Arciero Brooke Racing have finished their first race in only their third event.
Max Wilson on today's race:
"I'm happy that we finished the race. It was a hard race for me because I was constantly watching my mirrors because you are always in traffic on such a short track. Now that I've finally raced and finished my first oval race, I look forward to the next one in Japan and putting my new experience to use."
Barry Brooke, Team Owner on the team's first finish:
"The whole team is very ecstatic with our first finish. 17th is pretty good, especially since it was our first oval race. Sometimes we had to get up in the gray area on the track, which built tire rubber on the car and dropped our speed down 3 miles an hour. In that respect the train went by us but we finished and that was our goal."
Larry Blair, Team Owner:
"I am glad that the #25 winnerB2B.com Phoenix/Lola finished the race. It is tremendous accomplishment on behalf of Max Wilson. We were able to finish because of careful fuel management and Max's skilled driving. Congratulations to Max and the whole team."
The next CART race is the Firestone Firehawk 500 on Saturday, May 19th, on the 1.549 mile oval at the Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN at 12 AM EDT (check your local listings).