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LLOYD WINS AGAIN AT MILWAUKEE WEST ALLIS, Wis., Saturday, June 2, 2007 -- Alex Lloyd led every lap to claim his record-setting fifth Indy Pro Series victory winning the Road Runner 100. The Englishman topped Apex Racing's Mike Potekhen by...


WEST ALLIS, Wis., Saturday, June 2, 2007 -- Alex Lloyd led every lap to claim his record-setting fifth Indy Pro Series victory winning the Road Runner 100.

The Englishman topped Apex Racing's Mike Potekhen by 2.2826 seconds in the Road Runner 100. Lloyd's seventh career victory tied former series champions Thiago Medeiros and Mark Taylor for the most in Indy Pro Series history.

Jonathan Klein, making his fourth start for Team Moore Racing, finished third. Sean Guthrie finished a career-best fourth and Bobby Wilson was fifth.



This is the fourth Indy Pro Series event at the Milwaukee Mile. Jaime Camara is the defending race winner. Wade Cunningham holds the qualifying record with a lap of 24.7254 seconds, 147.783 mph set in July 2006.


The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation and Sam Schmidt Motorsports hosted several guests as a part of its "Day at the Races" program.

Guests included patients from the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, spinal cord injured patients at the Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Trauma Center, and members of the Milwaukee Iron Team.

The foundation is active in advocacy efforts benefiting the disabled and funds organizations throughout the world that directly benefit people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.



* This is Alex Lloyd's fifth-straight win, an Indy Pro Series record. He previously shared the record with Thiago Medeiros, who won four-straight races in 2004.

* This is Lloyd's seventh career win, tying Mark Taylor, Thiago Medeiros and Jeff Simmons as the Indy Pro Series' all-time wins leader.

* Lloyd led every lap of an Indy Pro Series race for the third time this season. He has led 159 consecutive laps over the last three races.

* Mike Potekhen finished a career-best second.

* Jonathan Klein matched his season-best finish of third. He also finished third at St. Petersburg #1.


ALEX LLOYD (No. 7 Lucas Oil/Isilon Systems/SSM, winner Road Runner 100): "What a day. I've been in victory lane twice in one day. That doesn't happen very often. It's just been an unbelievable start to the year. Not just today but a great start to the year. I have such a great team behind me. I have never driven for a team that is so well prepared, so great at what they do down to every individual. It's been so much fun to drive for these guys. The car was just fantastic and has been all year. (How did the weather affect your car): "I made a lot of adjustments. We started off and the car was great and we disappeared off. Then we started to get a bit of understeer and then it would go loose, and it was really 50/50 and I wasn't sure what to do with the bars and weight jackers so I made some adjustments over about 30 laps. I was trying some different things, but once we got the last yellow I felt like I was pretty happy. The cool down of that last yellow really helped. When we restarted, the car got back to perfect. The last 11 laps we were just cruising around and it was going perfect and that allowed us to pull away. I was very pleased. It's just a testament to the whole Sam Schmidt Motorsports team and Lucas Oil. We've done a great job all season. Great car and I am really thrilled to be here."

MIKE POTEKHEN (No. 53 Apex Racing, finished second): "We're a brand new team to the Indy Pro Series and a second-place finish in our fifth race is pretty good. Alex had a really fast car, and honestly I don't think I had anything for him. He just kind of left us in the dust."

JONATHAN KLEIN (No. 2 TMR-Xtreme Coil Drilling, finished third): "It's a top three and that's what we're here to do is finish up front. This is my first year with the team, this is a new team, that car is two weeks old, so I think that just speaks wonders for the team."

SEAN GUTHRIE (No. 4 Trace Die-Cast Car Crafters, finished fourth): "My team did a heck of a job for me. We were just a little too loose, but the car was super quick, especially in the beginning when I had fresh tires. Trying to come from ninth to fourth, it was really difficult to get by the front-runners. But once I got by, I started running really well. We were definitely quick, but we just didn't have enough tires left to challenge the top-three guys at the end. It's about time for Guthrie Racing. It's been a really frustrating start to the year for everyone. Now we get to start the upside of this roller coaster."

BOBBY WILSON (No. 1 Ocala Gran Prix, finished fifth): "We fought the car and the track the whole day, but we'll take a top-five finish. After qualifying, I was sure I was going to end up on the hook during the race, but I was able to hold on and get a good finish."


The 2007 IndyCar Series season continues with the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225 presented by Time Warner Cable at 4 p.m. (ET) on June 3 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race will be telecast live by ABC and broadcast by the IMS Radio Network. The IMS Radio Network broadcast also is carried on XM Satellite Radio and www.indycar.com. The sixth season of Indy Pro Series competition continues with the Road Runner 100 on June 2 at The Milwaukee Mile. The race will be telecast at 6 p.m. on June 7 by ESPN2.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Mark Taylor , Sam Schmidt , Jeff Simmons , Alex Lloyd , Wade Cunningham , Jaime Camara , Bobby Wilson , Jonathan Klein , Sean Guthrie , Mike Potekhen , A.J. Foyt , Thiago Medeiros