CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland: Herdez, Ryan Hunter-Reay preview

RHR hopes to score an American victory over the 4th of July weekend A Cleveland Race Winner: Hunter-Reay has a pole and race win to his name at the Burke Lakefront Airport. He won from the pole in 2002 while competing in Atlantics. During his...

RHR hopes to score an American victory over the 4th of July weekend

A Cleveland Race Winner: Hunter-Reay has a pole and race win to his name at the Burke Lakefront Airport. He won from the pole in 2002 while competing in Atlantics. During his Rookie Champ Car campaign in 2003, Hunter-Reay started 11th and finished ninth.

Lap Leader: Hunter-Reay made history with his flag to flag victory in Milwaukee; he led more laps in a single event than any driver in the history of Champ Car, leading all 250. He is the current 2004 Champ Car lap leader.

American Leader: Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes to represent the USA with a victory this 4th of July weekend in Cleveland. He leads his fellow American drivers Jimmy Vasser and AJ Allmendinger in the Champ Car World Series points standings.

Pit Stop: Champ Cars' exclusive tire supplier and presenting sponsor Bridgestone will be hosting the Bridgestone Presents Champ Car Night in Cleveland's historic warehouse district on Wednesday, June 30th, from 5:00 -10:00 p.m. on West 6th Street between St. Clair and Lakeside. Ryan Hunter-Reay will be on hand from 6:00 -- 8:00 to sign autographs. Fans and the media can test their coordination by changing a tire on one of the Herdez Competition Lolas, which will be at the street party throughout the evening.

Ryan on Cleveland: "I am looking forward to going back to Cleveland where I have had much success. Last year as a Rookie, I finished top Reynard and then pole to victory in there in 2002 in Atlantics. Cleveland is a track where it is all about nailing the set-up and I am confident the team is on top of it. I can think of nothing better than winning on the 4th of July weekend. Cleveland is like a track out of a video game, it has the most notorious first corner on our schedule, and it also has a good mix of high speed and low speed corners with lots of room to pass. It is a great race every year and I expect this year to be just as good."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Ryan Hunter-Reay