TEAM AUSTRALIA LOOKING FOR MILWAUKEE SUCCESS Team Australia's two drivers Alex Tagliani and Will Power both have plenty of motivation heading into this weekend's only oval race of the Champ Car season at the Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin. Power...
TEAM AUSTRALIA LOOKING FOR MILWAUKEE SUCCESS
Team Australia's two drivers Alex Tagliani and Will Power both have plenty of motivation heading into this weekend's only oval race of the Champ Car season at the Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin.
Power will be making his first race appearance on an oval this weekend, but he did get the chance to taste what it is like to drive in circles during a rookie test in his Aussie Vineyards Lola at Milwaukee earlier this year.
Power will be one of several rookies on track this weekend including English racer Katherine Legge, Dan Clarke, Jan Heylen, Charles Zwolsman and Nicky Pastorelli.
Power has been the top rookie so far this season recording two-top ten finishes and has been the top rookie in two events.
Currently he leads the Roshfrans Rookie of the Year race by nine points over Heylen, who is closely being pursued by Legge who is three points further back.
Power is the only rookie in the top 10 of the championship after the first three rounds.
Tagliani is well and truly in the title hunt and arrives in Milwaukee looking to reprise old successes in his #15 Aussie Vineyards Ford.
The talented Canadian is fighting to keep his top-five standing in the points.
The polesitter at Milwaukee in 2003, which was the first-ever Champ Car night race, Tagliani comes into this weekend's fourth round of the championship just two points out of fourth and with two top-five results to his credit this year.
As the track that has hosted the most Champ Car events in history, the Milwaukee Mile on the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds is a hotbed of Champ Car nostalgia.
The one-mile oval has hosted 109 Champ Car races since 1933 with 52 different drivers visiting the winner's circle.
Tagliani and Power are hoping to add to that list this weekend.