LAVIN LEADS HIS HOME RACE, RICHARDS MAKES SUCCESSFUL CHAMP CAR DEBUT Rodolfo on the Race: "I am disappointed because I definitely think we had a top-six car today. It was a fantastic feeling to lead the race and I had a very good battle with...
LAVIN LEADS HIS HOME RACE, RICHARDS MAKES SUCCESSFUL CHAMP CAR DEBUT
Rodolfo on the Race: "I am disappointed because I definitely think we had a top-six car today. It was a fantastic feeling to lead the race and I had a very good battle with Paul Tracy, I am pretty disappointed about the maneuver he made which ruined my race, but I made a good pass on him, it just didn't go our way. I knew at the re-start that the two or three cars behind me had red tires on so I knew they would be much faster. That was a very tough stint because I had flat spotted the right front tire and when I came in with the flat rear from Tracy, we only changed the flat tire. After the next stop when I took my reds, I had a great time out there, while I was disappointed to be in the position at the back, I had a good time because my times were so fast. The Bridgestone Alternative red tire was absolutely incredible. My crew gave me a great car this weekend and I am looking forward to next year, thanks to my sponsor Corona for their incredible support."
Homero on the Race: "This weekend was an incredible experience for me. Obviously our results were not as strong as we had wished for, but I think it was a successful weekend for me in a lot of ways. I know have my first Champ Car race under my belt, I made no mistakes we had a clean race and I learned so much. In fact, when the crew radioed me to tell me the race was over in one lap, I just couldn't believe it, I was ready for 70 laps more! Thanks to NEXTEL for their support and giving me this opportunity, I hope I can come back and give them great results next year."