CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: Herdez Competition race report

Hunter-Reay Sets Records with Win at The Milwaukee Mile Saturday, June 5, 2004 American Ryan Hunter-Reay led the most laps in the history of a Champ Car race today when he won the Time Warner Cable 250 from the pole position at America's oldest...

Hunter-Reay Sets Records with Win at The Milwaukee Mile Saturday, June 5, 2004

American Ryan Hunter-Reay led the most laps in the history of a Champ Car race today when he won the Time Warner Cable 250 from the pole position at America's oldest racetrack, The Milwaukee Mile. Hunter-Reay took the green flag and led by a 19 second margin of victory through most of the race, lapping the field up to the fourth position. Hunter-Reay dominated the entire event; he led the entire weekend and maximized every opportunity presented.

It was Hunter-Reay's second Champ Car victory in as many years and his first in 2004 with his new team, Herdez Competition. Both Hunter-Reay and Herdez Competition achieved their first Champ Car pole positions this weekend.

Teammate Mario Dominguez started the race from the fourth position and ran as high as third in the 250-lap event. He dropped to the 11th position when the crew had an air gun failure. The failure caused Mario to have additional pitstops placing him three laps down.

Hunter-Reay moves to third in the point standings with 66 and his teammate Ma rio Dominguez is fifth with 62.

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

Mario on the day: "I am very happy for Ryan and Herdez Competition for their first win for the 2004 season. They did a great job all weekend. My team worked very hard we all did, unfortunately I had that problem with my stop and that cost us so much. We were never really able to recover because that put us back in the 11th position. It was great for Ryan and great for the team, we are a great team."

Ryan Hunter-Reay, #4 Herdez/Lola/Ford-Cosworth

Ryan on the day: "This is great, I am so happy to be here, this is a fantastic series, it is challenging and I am proud to have another win under my belt. My engineer Will Phillips gave me a great car, the Herdez crew gave me perfect pitstops and I did my part in the race, we deserve to be on top. Our re-starts were awesome the whole race long. My car was so good, I was concerned with traffic but I had a very strong car under me."

Keith Wiggins, Managing Director: "For Ryan, it was a perfect weekend, the car was perfect all weekend and he made full use of it to dominate the whole weekend is a testament to the whole team and I am very happy. Obviously I am disappointed for Mario because I am sure he would have finished close behind."

Tom Brown, Technical Director: "This is a result of the hard work that came in our testing during preseason preparations. This was a team effort they did a great job."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Tom Brown