CHAMPCAR/CART: Elkhart Lake: Patrick Racing pre-race notes

*Oriol Servia makes his third start of the 2002 FedEx Championship Series season for Visteon/Patrick Racing this weekend at the Grand Prix of Road America. Servia is coming off his first top-ten finish for the team, a tenth place showing at ...

*Oriol Servia makes his third start of the 2002 FedEx Championship Series season for Visteon/Patrick Racing this weekend at the Grand Prix of Road America. Servia is coming off his first top-ten finish for the team, a tenth place showing at Mid-Ohio.

*Yesterday, Servia earned his first top-ten starting position for Visteon/Patrick Racing, his first top-ten starting position of the 2002 season and his highest starting position at Road America. It was the sixth time in 12 races that Visteon/Patrick Racing has qualified in the top-ten (highest starting position is fifth at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach by Townsend Bell).

*Servia ran the first three races of the 2002 season with Pac West Racing. When PWR ceased operations he sat out the next six contests before signing with Visteon/Patrick Racing.

*Servia is 19th in the championship race with 16 points. He has finished in the points in four of his five starts this year and in the top-ten three times. Servia's best result this year is a sixth place showing in Japan.

*The 2002 FedEx Championship Series season is Servia's third CART season.

*The 2002 Grand Prix at Road America will be Servia's 46th career CART start.

*In his 45 previous career Champ Car starts Servia's has 14 top-ten finishes with three top-five showings including a career best result of third at Detroit in 2000. (He finished fifth at Vancouver and Germany in 2001).

*This will be Servia's third Champ Car start at Road America. He has finished in the top-ten in both his previous races. In 2000, he started 14th and finished tenth. Last year he started 18th and finished tenth.

*Serivia is the 1999 Dayton Indy Lights Champion.

PATRICK RACING NOTES:

Patrick Racing History At Road America:

Patrick Racing, which is making its 27th appearance at Road America, has now qualified in the top-ten 16 times and in the top-five eight times. Their best starting position is fourth in 1982, '86, '88 and '98. In 26 previous races at Road America the team has finished in the top-ten 13 times, with eight top-five showings including two wins (Emerson Fittipaldi in 1986 and 1988).

McGee Holds Record For Most Wins:

Patrick Racing General Manager Jim McGee is the most successful Manager/Chief Mechanic in USAC Championship Car (Indy Car)/CART history. He has 89 victories including four at the Indianapolis 500 and nine national championships. McGee is the only Manager/Chief Mechanic to win a championship in four decades (60's - 90's). He has at least one victory in each of his last five decades (his 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's) and a least one victory in each of the last five decades (60's-00).

Patrick Racing Facts:

Patrick Racing enters its 30th year of competition in 2002 as one of the most successful teams in USAC Championship Car/CART history. Patrick drivers have started 758 races, earning 45 victories including three Indianapolis 500 titles and two national championships (1976 - Gordon Johncock and 1989 - Emerson Fittipaldi). U. E. "Pat" Patrick is the co-founder of CART.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Oriol Servia , Townsend Bell , Emerson Fittipaldi