CHAMPCAR/CART: PaCWest puts Mid-Ohio behind

(Lexington, Oh) – PacWest drivers Mark Blundell and Mauricio Gugelmin are already looking forward to next weekend’s Motorola 220 at Elkhart Lake after a frustrating day in round 13 of the FedEx Championship Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car ...

(Lexington, Oh) – PacWest drivers Mark Blundell and Mauricio Gugelmin are already looking forward to next weekend’s Motorola 220 at Elkhart Lake after a frustrating day in round 13 of the FedEx Championship Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio Today.

After showing signs of promise at different stages of the weekend, both drivers have already put their non-points paying finishes behind them.

Blundell, driver of the #18 Motorola PacWest Mercedes-Benz, started 18th and improved to finish 14th.

Gugelmin, driver of the #17 Nextel PacWest Mercedes-Benz, was forced off course on lap four after being hit from behind and lost a lap before rejoining the field.

Marlboro Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran finished 1-2 in the race ahead of fellow Brazilian Christian Fittipaldi.

MARK BLUNDELL - # 18 MOTOROLA PACWEST MERCEDES-BENZ – 14th


“We certainly showed promise at different stages of the weekend and hopefully we can go the next step at the Motorola 220 at Elkhart Lake next weekend,” said Blundell.

MAURICIO GUGELMIN - # 17 NEXTEL PACWEST MERCEDES-BENZ – 20th
“I got hit from behind on about lap four and that was the end of my race,” said Gugelmin.

“I managed to get going again, but we were a lap down.

“My Nextel crew gave me a couple of great pit stops, but only a lap after the second stop I had a misfire and had to park it.

“Me and my team deserved a lot better result today.”

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Christian Fittipaldi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Mark Blundell
Teams Team Penske