Mexican driver Mario DomÃnguez ended sixth this afternoon at the eight round of the Dayton Indy Lights series, ran at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.25 miles long. Mario, driver of car ...
Mexican driver Mario Domínguez ended sixth this afternoon at the eight round of the Dayton Indy Lights series, ran at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.25 miles long. Mario, driver of car # 17 Del Valle-Corona-Televisa PacWest Lights, started seventh but had an off in the first lap and returned to the track dead last. He recovered by driving fiercely, passing more people than all the other drivers combined, but his time ran out and a yellow-flag-ending prevented him from finishing further up in the order. Mario ended as best mexican in the race, a constant result throughout his Indy Lights career.
After the race, Mario explained: "I started the race with a really big push, and that's what caused me to go off course in that first lap. Once I was back in the circuit, I started getting into a rhythm, which allowed me to focus on regaining the spots I lost. I did well to move back through the field, but I didn't have enough time to gain more spots. I'm not happy finishing sixth but we'll take it and move on to the Gateway oval in St. Louis in a couple of weeks, where I expect to get a better result". This result adds 8 points to Mario's total, which reaches 79 in the championship battle, just 4 points shy from the third place, when there are 4 rounds left (88 points). He is the best mexican in the series. It was his 20th result in the points in the last 21 races, including all the events of the 2001 season.