2002 Hunter-Reay at Cleveland: While competing in the CART Toyota Atlantic series in 2002; the top rung of the Champ Car Ladder Series, Hunter-Reay earned his second pole-to-checker victory of the season at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.
2002 Hunter-Reay at Cleveland:
While competing in the CART Toyota Atlantic series in 2002; the top rung of the Champ Car Ladder Series, Hunter-Reay earned his second pole-to-checker victory of the season at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport. Hunter-Reay dominated the weekend, topping the charts in every session.
In the first eight events of his rookie Champ Car season, Hunter-Reay has qualified in the top-ten twice, on both occasions; he out-qualified all of the other Reynard's in the series. His best qualifying effort came just two weeks ago at Portland, where he started seventh. Hunter-Reay's best finish came at Long Beach when he finished seventh in just his third Champ Car race. He finished in the point's at his first race on an oval in a Champ Car at Germany, he also set the third fastest lap time of the race. Impressive statistics for driver who competed at the Cleveland Grand Prix two years ago in a Barber Dodge car.
American Spirit it proud to field the only All-American line-up this Fourth of July weekend with its drivers, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Jimmy Vasser.
Hunter-Reay on Cleveland:
"I had an excellent race last year in Cleveland, winning from Pole while driving the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. It is a really unique track for us; no other track is like it. Being that it is an airport it is very wide, with no barriers, which is a blast. At the same time, being that it is an active airport, it is traditionally very bumpy, so I am excited to see how the Champ Car runs there. It is a huge honor for me to be one of the few American's running for an all American team on America's biggest holiday. It should be an awesome Fourth of July celebration. We had a decent weekend Portland, and I am looking forward to building on our progress at Cleveland."