CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland: Herdez Competition Friday report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 "We don't really have the best set up right now. I think we've got a good base line but we really need to fine tune it in order to be able to have a better showing in qualifying tomorrow. We'll need to work...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

"We don't really have the best set up right now. I think we've got a good base line but we really need to fine tune it in order to be able to have a better showing in qualifying tomorrow. We'll need to work hard overnight - I just hope it doesn't rain tomorrow so we can focus on making steady progress. The rain at the end of the qualifying session hurt us a little bit too - it wasn't raining hard but even a little bit of moisture makes in impossible to go 100%."

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

"I think we had the car to go maybe another 4/10ths of a second faster if I was able to get the most out of the last set of tires. But I wasn't able to because of the rain at the end of the session - a little too early for us. We still need to find another 7/10ths though to be where we want to be on the grid. The good news is that we already have a really good race car that can save tires. For Saturday, we will focus on improving our starting position on the grid."

Fast Facts:

1. Moreno has five previous starts at Portland International Raceway with a best qualifying position of third in 2000 and a best finish in 2000 & 2001 of second.

2. Dominguez has one Champ Car start at Portland (2002; start 18th, finish 10th), and three additional starts while in the now-defunct Dayton Indy Lights series.

3. At least one Herdez Competition driver has placed in the top ten in each of the first seven events (including four top-fives), setting a new team mark.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez