CHAMPCAR/CART: Monterrey: Conquest Racing preview

MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING HOPING FOR SAME SUCCESS IN MONTERREY AS IN 2005 Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17, 2006 -- Fundidora Park will play host to the Grand Prix of Monterrey this weekend and the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team will be looking to...

MI-JACK CONQUEST RACING HOPING FOR SAME SUCCESS IN MONTERREY AS IN 2005

Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17, 2006 -- Fundidora Park will play host to the Grand Prix of Monterrey this weekend and the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing Team will be looking to repeat their 2005 performance on the 2.104-mile permanent road course. Andrew Ranger would like to put in a performance like the one last year when he became the youngest driver in Champ Car history to finish on the podium, a feat he accomplished in only his second race. As for his teammate, rookie Charles Zwolsman, he won here last season aboard his Atlantic car, recording his first victory in that series as well as his first pole position. This year, in his #34 Lola Champ Car, he is hoping to keep up the momentum he gained in Houston before being taken out of the race by Australian Will Power. The 76 lap race takes place Sunday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time, but first the drivers will hit the track Friday and Saturday for practice and qualifying on both days.

Andrew Ranger #27 Tide / Mi-Jack Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"I am excited about racing at Fundidora park again, I don't think you ever forget the place where you earned your first podium. It was a very special race for me last year and I hope it will be again this year! My two consecutive sixth-place finishes in the first two races of the season is something that we can build on going into Monterrey."

Ranger Facts

Will be making his 16th Champ Car start... Andrew's best result came in 2005 in Monterrey when he finished second, giving the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing team their first Champ Car podium... The Quebec-native has finished sixth in the first two races of the season... Ranger is currently fourth in the Championship standings with 40 points... Has collected the point for the "biggest mover" in both the Grand Prix of Long Beach and the Grand Prix of Houston.

Charles Zwolsman #34 Mi-Jack Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone

"I have fond memories of the Fundidora Park race track, having won my first Atlantic race here last season. I am hoping that those good memories will get rid of the bad luck I have been having these last couple of races. We ran well in Houston last weekend and I want to take that momentum with me to Monterrey and finish my first race for the Conquest Racing Team."

Zwolsman Facts

Will be making his fourth Champ Car start... Won his first Atlantic race in Monterrey, Mexico in 2005 starting on pole... sits 15th in the championship... and 5th in the Rookie of the Year standings... Zwolsman will be participating in only his second Champ Car road course race...

-Mi-Jack Conquest Racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Andrew Ranger , Charles Zwolsman , Will Power
Teams Conquest Racing