CHAMPCAR/CART: Mont?rr?y: PWR race report

PWR Championship Racing Notes: Scott Dixon began the race 14th on the grid and moved up eight positions to finish in 6th place. The 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year had a good car, quick pit stops and made smart moves on the 2.104-mile...

PWR Championship Racing

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Scott Dixon began the race 14th on the grid and moved up eight positions to finish in 6th place. The 2001 Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year had a good car, quick pit stops and made smart moves on the 2.104-mile road course, bringing home championship points for his team. While teammate Oriol Servia, who also brought home championship points, was fast on the circuit, his 10th place finish didn't reflect his speed.

Servia started 11th on the grid and battled with traffic throughout the 85 lap race.

Scott Dixon - #7 PWR Toyota-Lola Bridgestone

Position: 6th   Time: 76.270s

Laps: 85 Speed: 99.310mph

"The start of the race was very good for us," said Dixon. "We picked up some positions at turn two on the first lap when some of the cars dove to the inside. Then at turn five Brack had an incident and made contact and we picked up some more spots, moving up to eighth position. The car was very consistent throughout the race and we made a good decision when we made an early pit stop to get out of some traffic. My crew did a great job on pit stops and we made up plenty of time, which helped us to stay up there in spots. I did have a problem with my brakes a little over half way through the race, so I wasn't able to push as hard as I wanted. We'll work on that and be in great shape going into Long Beach."

Oriol Servia - #17 PWR Toyota-Lola Bridgestone

Position: 10th  Time: 75.787s

Laps: 85 Speed: 99.943mph

"This was one of the most frustrating races for me," said Servia. "We definitely had a quality car, but we decided to take too much of a risk with an aggressive strategy. We pitted too early and when I went back out I was caught up in so much traffic by slow cars. I couldn't go past them because the track was too slippery. It was really a shame because I had a fast car - my speeds were not that far off the leaders. We learned something, which is always good because we'll only do better."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Oriol Servia