Forsythe Championship Racing Announces Pride of Mexico Initiative Houston, Texas -- May 12, 2006 - It's been 24 years since Mexican racing legend Hector Rebaque scored a Champ Car victory at Road America outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Driving...
Forsythe Championship Racing Announces Pride of Mexico Initiative
Houston, Texas -- May 12, 2006 - It's been 24 years since Mexican racing legend Hector Rebaque scored a Champ Car victory at Road America outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Driving a March-Cosworth for the newly-formed Forsythe Racing Team, the 26-year old racer took the checkered flag first after leader Al Unser ran out of fuel on the final lap. Today, Forsythe driver Mario Dominguez carries the torch for Mexican racing fans and enters this weekend's Grand Prix of Houston fourth in the Champ Car World Series point standings.
As a salute to the huge numbers of Hispanic fans on both sides of the border that have supported Champ Car over the years, Forsythe Championship Racing is proud to announce the formation of the "Pride of Mexico" initiative, a new concept intended to cement the symbiotic relationship that Champ Car and Mexico have shared over many decades. The "Orgullo de Mexico" (Pride of Mexico) logos will be prominently displayed on Mario Dominguez's #7 Orgullo de Mexico/INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola.
"'Orgullo de Mexico (Pride of Mexico) is a new concept that we have developed at Forsythe Racing with the goal of creating a brand with which Mexican fans and companies in Mexico and around the world can identify with, and with which we can proudly represent Mario Dominguez, Mexico, and all the Hispanic motorsport fans that have supported Champ Car for so many years. This event provides the perfect backdrop to launch this program. There's no better place to demonstrate the Pride of Mexico than with our return to Houston, with one of the largest Mexican populations in the United States, and where only a few days ago Mario Dominguez participated in some very festive Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Next week we head south to Mexico for the Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans, which has always been a very important stop for the Champ Car World Series. We hope to showcase the Mexican Pride that exists around the world and invite all of Mexico to help us take Mario and Forsythe racing to victory lane and truly become the Pride of Mexico"
Mario Dominguez 7 Orgullo de Mexico/INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola
"Pride of Mexico' is a concept that we have created in order to create more awareness of Champ Car in the Hispanic community and to give the Mexican fans and companies a team that they can identify with. I think it's a great idea and I'm sure that people in Mexico will really enjoy it. I'm very proud that the team puts so much emphasis in the relationship between Hispanic society and Champ Car, and the historic influence that Mexico has within international motorsport."
"It makes me very proud to have the colors of my flag on my car and to be able to represent Mexico around the world, and what better city to launch this concept than in Houston, where only a few days ago I had the chance to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my fellow Mexicans. And then to get to go home and race in front of my friends and family in Monterrey means a lot to me. These are going to be two very important weeks. I can't wait to get out on the track at the new Houston facility, its going to be an amazing event and I know that we will have tons of support from the Latin community, the Pride of Mexico will definitely be felt at the track!"