CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston: Forsythe Racing preview

Dominguez and Servia Ready for Houston, Tracy Recovering Quickly INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- April 18th, 2007 -- There have been quite a few unexpected changes at Forsythe Championship Racing in the last few days but one constant still remains: the...

Dominguez and Servia Ready for Houston, Tracy Recovering Quickly

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana -- April 18th, 2007 -- There have been quite a few unexpected changes at Forsythe Championship Racing in the last few days but one constant still remains: the Team is strong, fast and ready to capture its first victory of the 2007 Champ Car World Series at Houston this weekend. Last weekend at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Paul Tracy suffered a compression fracture to his first lumbar vertebrae in a practice crash which prevented him from driving his #3 INDECK Champ Car. Oriol Servia jumped in the car and after doing only a handful of laps during qualifying and warm-up he managed to secure a second place finish after starting 14th on the grid. Servia will be back with the Forsythe Team for the Grand Prix of Houston alongside Mario Dominguez, who is looking to bounce back from a difficult weekend at Long Beach.

Tracy is back at home in Las Vegas and his recovery has exceeded all expectations. The 2003 Champion has spent his down time continuing with his fitness routine and taking bike rides of over 30 miles a day. Tracy and Dr. Trammell have determined that although he is fit enough to drive there still exists a high possibility of worsening the injury in case of another accident and therefore will wait until the fracture strengthens. Trammell expects that Tracy will be able to be back in his car by the Portland race on June 12th.

Last year the Forsythe Team had a successful run at the Grand Prix of Houston which saw Dominguez capture his first career pole position and go on to finish third right behind teammate Tracy.

Oriol Servia #3 Indeck

"Well I have to again thank Jerry Forsythe and the Forsythe Team for giving me another opportunity to drive their car. Long Beach went really well for us, even though I had very few laps in the car I managed to get up to speed right away and the Team gave me a great car. Hopefully we'll do just a little better in Houston! I know Paul Tracy well and I know that he will be back sooner than expected, so I'll just have to keep trying my best so I can make things happen on my end."

Mario Dominguez #7 Telmex/Banca Mifel

"It's great to be back in Houston! Not only is this one of my favorite cities, it is also one of my favorite tracks. Last year I got my first career pole position here and I finished third so obviously I'm very excited to go back and improve my finishing position by a couple of spots. There is a huge Hispanic following here and we are very close to Mexico so I know that there will be a lot of support for me and for Mexico up in the stands and around the paddock."

Paul Tracy (Injured, will miss the Grand Prix of Houston) #3 Indeck

"I feel very good, I've been training and working out every day since I got back home and I've been recovering very quickly. Dr. Trammell has told me that my fracture should not limit me from doing any type of excersice. I could drive the car now but we need to give the fracture some time to strengthen just in case I have a similar type of accident. I'm going to keep working very hard and doing everything I can to be able to be back in the car by Portland."

The temporary JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park in Houston will host the third round of the 2007 Champ Car World Series. The Grand Prix of Houston will take place April 20 -- 22.

-credit: fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Oriol Servia , Mario Dominguez