CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Herdez Competition Saturday report

AM Practice Time: 1 minute, 35.415 secs Speed: 105.455 mph Position:  17th PM Practice Time: 1 minute, 33.703 secs Speed: 107.382 mph Position:  15th Qualifying Time:   1 minute, 33.655 secs Speed: 107.437 mph Position:  18th Mario...

AM Practice Time: 1 minute, 35.415 secs
Speed: 105.455 mph
Position:  17th
PM Practice Time: 1 minute, 33.703 secs
Speed: 107.382 mph
Position:  15th
Qualifying Time:   1 minute, 33.655 secs
Speed: 107.437 mph
Position:  18th

Mario Domínguez - Driver

"I have to say that we didn't gain as much speed as we expected during qualifying. We've improved the car every session and I've gotten more laps under my belt here. I feel like I'm improving my driving and the track is getting quicker too. I know I can continue to improve my driving and we can make the car better too. This circuit is a lot of fun to drive on but it's challenging too. To be fast here takes a little of everything - you have to be perfect in every corner or you lose the whole lap."

Fast Facts

* The Indy 300 marks Domínguez's 17th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

What's Next

The final 30-minute pre-race warm up session will begin at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. The cars will begin the gridding process at 1:15 pm in preparation for the green flag at 2:00 pm local time.

What's New

All of the cars in the CART FedEx Championship Series will be displaying a yellow ribbon decal this weekend to help observe and remember the Australian victims of the terrorist attacks in Bali.

Event Coverage

US television coverage of the Indy 300 begins at 11:30 pm ET Saturday night, October 26th live on cable network SPEED Channel. In Mexico, the broadcast will be live on TV Azteca. Live timing and scoring will be available online at www.cart.com. The local time in Queensland is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the US. Both Australia and the US (but not Queensland or Indiana) change times tomorrow. Please check your local television guides for confirmation of broadcast times.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Mario D