CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Mario Dominguez preview

Mario Dominguez, ...

Mario Dominguez, #55 Herdez/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

A Banner Year: Dominguez had several highlights throughout the 2003 season, he finished third in England, nearly won in Germany, racing Sebastien Bourdais to the line, finishing second and he led his team to a 1-2 sweep in Miami, earning his second Champ Car victory. Dominguez became a National hero in his native Mexico when he became the first Mexican driver to finish on the podium at a race in Mexico; he finished third in Mexico City. He finished his second year in Champ Car sixth in the series Championship and was voted "Most Improved Driver" by his peers.

Long Beach 2003: Dominguez started the 2003 Long Beach Grand Prix in 11th position and charged to a fifth place result.

Welcome JCDecaux Welcome JCDecaux: Herdez Competition welcomed a new partner this week, JCDecaux, the leader in outdoor advertising. JCDecaux joins Herdez, McCormick, Vitro, Televisa, AstraZeneca, Roshfrans, and Comex as valued business partners with Herdez Competition, who use Champ Car as a platform to reach their desired demographics in advertising.

The All New Herdez Competition re-launched the teams website today, the re-vamped version of the site is a resourceful tool for fans and journalists alike, it includes an online media guide, photographs, race location weather, survey's and wallpaper.

Dominguez on Long Beach: "Long Beach is one of my favorites and the perfect place to start the season. I had a good run there last year when I finished fifth and I will go for the victory this year for sure. Personally and as a team we had a very good off-season. I have spent the last five months focusing on my fitness, making sure I am in the best shape possible, which really makes a difference at tracks like Long Beach. It is a physical circuit with the hairpins and turns a bit bumpy in places, you are always busy and when it is hot outside the race distance can be exhausting. So therefore, I have the confidence of knowing I have one of the best team's behind me, great mechanics and a very strong engineering department, that combined with the confidence I have in my condition gives us a very strong package and I am more excited this season than I have ever been before in my driving career. I am ready to go and can't wait for Long Beach."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Sébastien Bourdais