CHAMPCAR/CART: Sigma Autosport Milwaukee Saturday notes

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - The inclement weather that threatened Friday's practice continued forcing CART officials to cancel qualifying for the Miller Lite 225. The cancellation prevented Sigma Autosport driver Oriol Servia from trying to improve his...

WEST ALLIS, Wis. - The inclement weather that threatened Friday's practice continued forcing CART officials to cancel qualifying for the Miller Lite 225.

The cancellation prevented Sigma Autosport driver Oriol Servia from trying to improve his best qualifying performance of 3rd set at the Texas Motor Speedway in April.

Instead, CART officials have determined the starting positions for tomorrow afternoon's race by the current point standings in the FedEx Championship Series. Currently, Servia has four points, and will start the race 18th.

During the rain delay, Servia got the chance to meet one of his and the Sigma Autosport team's biggest fans, 16-year-old Drew Halverson, of Milwaukee. Halverson was a guest of Sigma's and during the long break chatted with Servia and showed the second-year CART driver and team members his website, which is devoted to Servia and the Sigma Autosport team.

The race begins on Sunday at 3 p.m., and is scheduled for 225 laps.

"It's a shame that it had to rain today. We didn't get the chance to try a lot of things with the car. We felt we could have improved during qualifying because yesterday was not our greatest day. I'm also disappointed for the fans because there were many that came today and they wanted to see us on the track. I believe we'll do well in the race, but I hope all of this bad weather stops."

On his starting position due to the current points standing

"In this situation it's very hard to find a solution that is fair for everyone. We'll just go from there."

On meeting Sigma Autosport's "superfan" Drew Halverson

"He has done a great job and honestly I was very happy to meet him. Drew is a great guy and a smart student and he has a good future ahead of him. I'm very flattered that he would take his time to do a website on me and the team." - Oriol Servia, Sigma Autosport Driver

-SA

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