Jimmy Vasser, ...
Jimmy Vasser, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard
This weekend's Molson Indy will be Vasser's 11th start in Toronto. He scored his best finish in 1998 when he placed third and his top start came in 1995 when he took the green flag from the outside pole position. Vasser has earned five top-ten starts and six top-ten finishes on the tight street circuit.
Mats Redberg from Gothenburg, Sweden is the second winner of the season in our "Pick the Podium" contest. Mats chose the top three finishers in correct order at Cleveland and won Stefan Johansson watch. Enter the contest at www.AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com <http://www.americanspiritteamjohansson.com/>
Jimmy Vasser is the only athlete to have competed in the Champ Car World Series, the NASCAR Busch Series and the Indy Racing League in the same season. Vasser has competed in two Busch events and his plans include other races later this season. Vasser competed at the Indy 500 and he competes full time for American Spirit where battles 18 world class drivers on street circuits, road courses and super speedways in six countries at 19 events in a span of ten months.
Vasser on Toronto:
"It's a great circuit but the fans are what make Toronto special. The race promotion is awesome the whole city gets behind the event and the fans are crazy. This event is definitely one of the highlights on CART's schedule. I would love to win this thing, it's a tough one, qualifying is going to be very, very important."