(Lexington, OH) - PacWest Lights drivers Dan Wheldon and Mario Dominguez concluded a one-day test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tuesday, with Wheldon posting the quickest time of the day at 15.7 seconds on the 2.25-mile road course. Wheldon,...
(Lexington, OH) - PacWest Lights drivers Dan Wheldon and Mario Dominguez concluded a one-day test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Tuesday, with Wheldon posting the quickest time of the day at 15.7 seconds on the 2.25-mile road course.
Wheldon, who is four races in to his rookie campaign with PacWest Lights, was fast right off the truck in his #1 Gemstar PacWest Lights machine. Only minor set-up adjustments were needed throughout the day as the young Brit completed approximately 250 solid testing miles. Wheldon is currently fourth in championship points with 44, while leading the Rookie of the Year battle by four points over Kristian Kolby.
Lights veteran Mario Dominguez, who is running third in the championship with 49 points, ended the day fourth quickest after posting a lap time of 16.0 seconds late in the day. Dominguez spent the majority of the morning and afternoon fine-tuning the set-up on his #17 del Valle Corona Televisa PacWest Lights car, before coming on strong as the session concluded.
DAN WHELDON - #1 GEMSTAR PACWEST LIGHTS
"This was an excellent test, and the first time this season I came away from a test the quickest of the group," said Wheldon. "The set-up of my car was good right off the truck, and aside from working on a few things throughout the day, we really didn't do a lot on the car. Just some fine-tuning was all I needed, and I have a great crew to thank for that. I'm sure we'll come up with a few things we can work on prior to the race, but I'm happy to report that my car was pretty much perfect."
MARIO DOMINGUEZ - #17 DEL VALLE CORONA TELEVISA PACWEST LIGHTS
"I'm happy with the way my test ended," said Dominguez. "We spent the first portion of the day really trying to get a good feel for the set-up of my car and get on the pace with the rest of the drivers. After a few changes in the afternoon everything was good and I was finally able to get up to speed. Luckily the rain held off and we were able to run over 200 miles, but we really had to work hard to get going fast. We put a lot of laps in, and I think we are in really good shape for when we come back here to race next month."