CHAMPCAR/CART: Michel Jourdain Portland race report

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. had a short race day (just 8 laps), after experiencing a misfire. In the warm-up he had engine problems and his crew worked so hard, having ready the car for the race. However, a misfire did not...

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. had a short race day (just 8 laps), after experiencing a misfire. In the warm-up he had engine problems and his crew worked so hard, having ready the car for the race. However, a misfire did not allowed him to complete the 112-lap race.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #16, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "During the warm-up lap I decided to pit, because I felt something was wrong. I went back to track after the crew tried to help me, but the problem was worse and I was forced to retire."

Joe Ward, Team Manager, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "As Michel (Jourdain Jr.) took the green flag, he experienced a misfire. He pitted and the crew attempted to repair the problem. Michel returned to the track, but the misfire continued, resulting in a broken header."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Joe Ward , Michel Jourdain