Dominguez Hopes to be First Repeat Winner in Oz, Figge Makes Rookie Debut Down Under Racing to Repeat: Mario Dominguez scored his first Champ Car win on the streets of Surfers Paradise in 2002. Mario is determined to become the first two-time...
Dominguez Hopes to be First Repeat Winner in Oz, Figge Makes Rookie Debut Down Under
Racing to Repeat: Mario Dominguez scored his first Champ Car win on the streets of Surfers Paradise in 2002. Mario is determined to become the first two-time winner of the Lexmark Indy 300 this weekend.
Rookie Debut: A rookie in the Champ Car World Series, Alex Figge is making his first visit to Australia.
Surfer's Success: Mario Dominguez has finished on the podium in three of his five starts on the streets of Surfers Paradise. He won the race in 2002 and finished third there in 2004 and 2006.
Swimming in Sydney: Jennifer Figge, Alex's mother is a long-distance ocean swimmer. Earlier this summer she swam from Elbow Cay to Miami. Today, she swam the heads of the Sydney harbor. While the Sydney swim is not necessarily a long swim for Jennifer (seven miles), it is an invigorating challenge as the area is known for currents and Great White Sharks! It is rare for people to make this swim and had to be approved by the Sydney Harbor.
Official Driver of Mexico City: Mario was honored by the mayor of Mexico City on Sunday; he was named the official driver of Mexico City. Along with the title, Mario will activate a driver's safety campaign throughout his native country.
Alex Figge #29 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone
Champ Car Starts: 12 Best Champ Car Finish:8th (Las Vegas)
Alex Figge: "I am looking forward to turning things around a little bit with a good finish down under. We've had decent pace the last few weekends but have not been able to turn that into a good race finish, so my main priority is to stay focused and get a good finish in the race. I've never been to Australia before and I am really excited to go. I've heard the track is incredible and I like street courses a lot so I am looking forward to getting back to business!"
Mario Dominguez #28 PCM/DP01/Cosworth/Bridgestone
Champ Car Starts: 84 Champ Car Wins: 2 Champ Car Poles: 1
Mario Dominguez: "I am really excited to be going back to Australia and can't wait to drive the #28 Pacific Coast Motorsports car there. With three podiums including my first win there in the last five years, the Surfers Paradise track has quickly become the most successful track of my racing career. I enjoy the race very much; it's a tough circuit that takes a lot of focus. The atmosphere of the race and the Australian people are so much fun, they really know how to enjoy a racing event! Other than my home race in Mexico City, Australia is definitely my favorite race of the year. I am really hoping I can get a very good result for PCM and that Alex Figge my teammate has a good result there as well."