Jimmy Vasser, ...
Jimmy Vasser, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard
Vasser at Vancouver: This weekend's Molson Indy Vancouver will be Vasser's 11th start at Concord Pacific Place. His best start came in 1995 when he took the green flag from the outside pole position. He earned his best finish at Concord Pacific Place in 1997 when he finished seventh. Although he has never won the pole position or the race, he has earned four top-ten starts and four top-ten finishes. He finished on the podium on two occasions, 1997 (2nd) and 1999 (3rd). This season, Vasser's best finish came at Long Beach when he took the checkered flag in fourth position. In the last 11 events, Vasser has earned five top-ten finishes. He has qualified in the top-ten on five occasions.
Welcome Whistler: American Spirit Team Johansson welcomes Whistler Ski Resort as an associate partner for the Molson Indy Vancouver.
Five-Way-Tie: For the first time ever, American Spirit had a five-way-tie in the last edition of the "Pick the Podium" contest at Toronto. Patrick Kleibor won the tie as he was the first contestant to correctly choose the top-three finishers in the correct order, he will receive the Mark II Stefan Johansson watch. The four other winners will receive gift packages from American Spirit Team Johansson that include team gear. Entries for Vancouver are being accepted until the first practice on Friday at www.AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com.
Vasser on Vancouver: "Vancouver is a special place. The city is incredible and the fans really know their racing. We are gearing up for the busiest part of our season, nothing would get the rhythm going better than a strong result in Vancouver. We'll pick up where we left off in Toronto. My car was really good during the race, we made a lot of progress all weekend. Toronto and Vancouver are different in layout, but they are similar in the fact that they are tight, bumpy street circuits, so we'll see what we can put together."