TOP TEN RESULT FOR DREYER & REINBOLD RACING AT THE PEAK INDY 300 Joliet, Illinois (August 28, 2010)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing turned their luck around in tonight's Peak Indy 300 in Joliet, Illinois. Both DRR drivers, Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line...
TOP TEN RESULT FOR DREYER & REINBOLD RACING AT THE PEAK INDY 300
Joliet, Illinois (August 28, 2010)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing turned their luck around in tonight's Peak Indy 300 in Joliet, Illinois. Both DRR drivers, Justin Wilson (No. 22 Z-Line Designs), and Ana Beatriz (No. 24 Dad's Root Beer) endured plenty of action during the 200 lap race. The duo finished in 7th and 24th position for the Peak Indy 300.
As the green flag dropped, Wilson had a flawless start. Initially, he started 23rd and went back to 26th position, but that wouldn't last for long. He quickly proved his skils as he stayed out of trouble and methodically worked his way up. The Brit came in for fuel only on Lap 8 after the caution came out on Lap 5. He gained some positions and would filter back out to 21st. From that moment on it was a matter of getting the car just right on pit stops. Wilson came in on laps 60, 80, 138 and 172 for fuel, tires and some turns of front wing. As a result he would climb his way up the grid, earning a top-ten result of 7th position.
Wilson also earned a nomination for the Firestone "Tire-rific" Move of the Race" after climbing from the 23rd starting spot to finish 7th in the wild race. The $10,000 price is awarded after each IZOD IndyCar Series race to the driver best utilizing his or her Firestone tires to make a bold, dramatic move during the event. Fans can vote for him this week at www.indycar.com.
Experience, laps and time were the right combination for Ana Beatriz as she competed for the first time in an IZOD IndyCar at Chicagoland Speedway. The Brazilian started 22nd and battled her way the entire time. She made impressive passes and would work her way up to 16th position. Unfortunately, on Lap 77 a competitor in front of her lifted drastically, which caused her to brush the wall in Turn 4. As a result, the right front suspension broke and Bia had to bring the car into the pits. Fortunately, that didn't end her day. The No. 24 Dad's Root Beer crew worked feverishly to repair the car and was able to get her back running on Lap 163. Bia was able to improve her finishing position as much as she could and the team decided to call it a day and bring her in so that they would not interfere with the finish of the race. Beatriz brought the car home in 24th position.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will head back to Indianapolis as they will have a couple of days to prepare their cars before heading to Kentucky for the Kentucky Indy 300 on September 4th.
What they have to say:
Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: "I think we had a pretty good race car. Everyone at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had great pit stops and gave me a good car. We just tried to make sure that we made the most of it. It was pretty exciting those last ten laps. There wasn't any lifting happening. You had to keep it flat and look for the gaps. I'm just really happy to get a good result for Z-Line Designs."
Ana Beatriz, No. 24 Dad's Root Beer: "I was excited to be back in the IZOD IndyCar Series in the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer Car. We had a pretty good car. We were very fast and very competitive. I was passing people on the inside and on the outside. Unfortunately, I got in an incident with another driver and brushed the wall. We had to bring the car in and fix the right front suspension. I just have to thank the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer crew, because they did a fantastic job of repairing the car and getting me back out there. We were able to improve our finishing position and when the yellow came out we came back in so that we wouldn't interfere with the race finish."