Dominguez Loses a Wheel Mario Dominguez had a very strong start at today's Edmonton Indy. He started 19th but was 14th by the tenth lap. PCM's strategy played out perfectly as they caught a yellow flag in time for their first stop of the day.
Dominguez Loses a Wheel
Mario Dominguez had a very strong start at today's Edmonton Indy. He started 19th but was 14th by the tenth lap. PCM's strategy played out perfectly as they caught a yellow flag in time for their first stop of the day. The stop was flawless and Mario returned to the track, set to run for a top-12 finish. Unfortunately, his day turned for worse when he lost the right rear tire after his second stop. Although his car was in running order, he was not able to receive a "tow" from the IndyCar Safety team and was forced to retire.
Noteworthy: Global News report Kevin Karius assisted in the pits today, manning the "lollypop" sign which indicates the stopping point for the driver. His report on "life in the pitlane" will air on Monday's 6pm news on Global.
MARIO DOMINGUEZ, #96 Visit Mexico City/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone
Started: 19th Finished: DNF
Mario on the race: "I am so disappointed. The car was running strong and we had a great start to the race. They struggled with that tire during the stop and right after I returned to the track, I called into the boys that a tire seemed loose. Sure enough, the tire fell off right after that. I am confused, because I was right by the pits and I thought they would try to put my tire on or tow me to the pits like they did with Camara (Jaime) earlier in the race when it happened to him. For some reason, they told me that I had to get out and I could not get a tow, so that was disappointing."
Mario's Mexico City Travel Tip: "The Angel de la Indepencia" is one of the most recognizable monuments in Mexico City. She gracefully watches over the city, from the roundabout over Paseo da la Reforma, one of the busiest avenues in Mexico City. The Angel was built to memorialize the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence in 1910. I am very proud to wear the Mexico City logo which features the Angel. I carry her with me. For assistance planning your next vacation to Mexico City, visit www.mexicocity.gob.mx.