On a track where passing is at a premium, the PacWest lights driver's battled for position for 34 grueling laps. Mario Dominguez started off the race on lap one by going off-course, thus losing his seventh starting position and falling back to...
On a track where passing is at a premium, the PacWest lights driver's battled for position for 34 grueling laps. Mario Dominguez started off the race on lap one by going off-course, thus losing his seventh starting position and falling back to last place - P12. After returning to the track, Dominguez fought hard for position and quickly passed slower traffic to forge to the middle of the pack. Wheldon, on the other hand, couldn't catch Townsend bell as he pulled away from the group with ease. With no further opportunities to pass, Dan finished P2 and Mario finished P6.
DAN WHELDON - #1 GEMSTAR PACWEST LIGHTS
Starting position: 2nd Finishing position: 2nd Laps: 34
"Overall my car was pretty good today, although it was quite nervous in turn one," said Wheldon. "Townsend just had too much for me to be able to catch him today. I had a good restart towards the end of the race after a yellow flag, but I still couldn't gain much time. Turn one is where I was losing those precious seconds. Second place is good and the points will be really important for me down the road. I still have a shot at this thing, but I need to start winning now. I'm tired of being a bride's maid."
MARIO DOMINGUEZ - # 17 DEL VALLE CORONA TELEVISA PACWEST LIGHTS
Starting position: 7th Finishing position: 6th Laps: 34
"I started the race with a really big push, and that's what caused me to go off course on lap one," said Dominguez. "Once I found my way back on track, 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 St. Louis in a couple of weeks."