Tricky Phoenix Trips Mishael Abbott AVONDALE, AZ (March 19, 2005) -- Mishael Abbott scored another top ten in only her second career start in the Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100 at Phoenix International Raceway ...
Tricky Phoenix Trips Mishael Abbott
AVONDALE, AZ (March 19, 2005) -- Mishael Abbott scored another top ten in only her second career start in the Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series Phoenix 100 at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday. The caution-filled event did not spare the second-generation driver as her No. 91 car spun and contacted the outside wall in turn two in nearly the same location as occurred during Friday practice.
"Right now, we do not know what happened," stated Mishael Abbott. "The guys worked really hard to fix the damage from yesterday's incident. We're analyzing all the data to try and determine just what went on. We'll use what we learn form this event and move on to bigger and better things."
"Overall we had a challenging weekend," said Mishael Abbott. "We will look at the data and reload for St. Petersburg."
Pending the effect of repairs and availability of parts for the car, Mishael and the Hemelgarn Johnson Motorsports team plan to practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Formula 1 road course March 23 and then to St. Petersburg for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on April 3, 2005. The event marks the first road course event in the history of the Menards Infiniti Pro Series. It is also the second "home" race of the season. Mishael resides in Coral Springs, Florida.
Menards Infiniti Pro Series is the top ladder series for the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and incubator for the racing stars of tomorrow. Mishael is pursuing her formal education at Florida Atlantic University, working toward an elementary school teaching degree, and seeking sponsorship support to complete the entire season of Menards Infiniti Pro Series.