DORRICOTT RACING LOOKS TO TROIS-RIVIERES FOR START OF LATE SEASON RALLY SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 1998) - A late season rally for the 1998 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship will either begin or fade for Dorricott Racing's Philipp Peter...
DORRICOTT RACING LOOKS TO TROIS-RIVIERES FOR START OF LATE SEASON RALLY
SONOMA, Calif. (July 28, 1998) - A late season rally for the 1998 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship will either begin or fade for Dorricott Racing's Philipp Peter and Oriol Servia when round 11 of the 14-race series celebrates its third return to the colorful street circuit of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, and Le Player's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, Sunday, August 2.
The 50 lap, 76.05-mile race around Trois-Rivieres's 1.521-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit is scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. ET and is the featured race of the weekend for the prestigious Player's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.
Peter, of Monte Carlo, Monaco, makes his first visit to Trois-Rivieres following a disappointing weekend at Michigan Speedway in which a blown tire on lap 16 propelled him into the turn three wall and ended his day. Despite going scoreless at Michigan, Peter remains tied with Derek Higgins for sixth-place in the driver standings with 55 points - the same position they both shared prior to racing at Michigan. Series points leader Cristiano da Matta, who has scored 108 points, is not outside of Peter's reach but a string of catastrophic misfortune for da Matta must combine with podium success for Peter if the Austrian Lights rookie is to pose a serious threat during the final three races of the season following Trois-Rivieres.
Peter's motivation for a successful stretch drive is amplified by the fact that he is also tied with Higgins for second place in the Indy Lights Rookie-of-the-Year battle. Fellow Lights rookie Guy Smith leads all rookies with 90 points.
Servia, of Pals, Catalonia, Spain, has been delivering championship caliber race performances including his most recent fifth place showing at Michigan. Currently 14th in the point standings with 41 points, Servia has shown that he is capable of capturing a checkered flag in any race. The circumstances for victory may not be far.
Dorricott Racing is a year-round professional motorsports organization based at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Race results, team and sponsor information may be viewed on Dorricott Racing's web site, http://www.dorricottracing.com. ESPN2 coverage of the Player's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres is to be announced.