CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver: Herdez, Ryan Hunter-Reay preview

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, ...

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #4 Herdez/Lola/Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone

Success in Vancouver: This will be Hunter-Reay's fourth start at the Vancouver Molson Indy. He started 16th and charged to sixth at the scenic 1.781-mile street circuit last year in his Champ Car debut. Other than his victory in Australia, it was his best finish on a street circuit in 2003. While racing at the Vancouver Molson Indy in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, Hunter-Reay earned a pole position and a podium finish.

Raising the Bar: Experience, the Lola chassis and a strong team have contributed to Hunter-Reay's improvement in qualifying results. Hunter-Reay has qualified in the top-ten in every event and his average starting position is sixth.

Ride to Work with RHR: A lucky listener of Vancouver's Fox 99.3 FM won a ride to work with Ryan Hunter-Reay yesterday. Ryan pick up the listener at their home in a 2004 Molson Indy Dodge Viper and took them to work, delivering coffee and donuts to the lucky winner's co-workers.

Welcome Gevril: Herdez Competition welcomed a new associate sponsor to the team last week, Gevril, a leader in fine watches. The Gevril logo will adorn both the Herdez Competition entries the remainder of the 2004 season.

Ryan on Vancouver: "I have had some success at Vancouver, I raced there twice in Barber Dodge, started on the pole once and finished third once. Last year as a rookie in Champ Cars, I finished sixth. I like the Vancouver track and I love British Columbia. We have been working very hard on specific areas to stabilize the car since Toronto and that should make a big difference in Vancouver, I am looking forward to it."

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