CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach Arciero Brooke race summary

Max Wilson, Car ...

Max Wilson, Car #25         Sunday 8, 2001
Phoenix/Lola/Firestone      Round 2, Long Beach

Arciero Brooke Racing driver Max Wilson appeared on the 21st spot in the final results of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, after his first participation in this race. Wilson had a couple of incidents that prevented him to achieve a better result, despite having a good performance.

"At the beginning of the race the car was good, but later I was struggling a little bit with down shifting of gears and when I tried to go from third to second, I did from third to first. That's why I went wide on Turn 9 and I hit the tire barrier on lap 19," Max Wilson said.

"I was able to pit and my Arciero Brooke Racing crew did a superb job replacing the rear wing. We were doing well, trying to regain positions. Later, with one lap to go, one of my shoe laces was stuck in the pedals and I slid into the run off on turn 8," he added.

"After his first incident we were about to go out, but we decided to replace the rear wing and send Max (Wilson) back to the track. We regained six positions with the change of wing and after Max rejoined the race, in some point he was third quickest! He did an outstanding job," said Barry Brooke, President of Arciero Brooke Racing.

-ABR-

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