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Skerlong third, Frankie Turns in his qualifying result and Dominguez runs in the middle at Edmonton

25.07.2008: Skerlong third, Frankie Turns in his qualifying result and Dominguez runs in the middle at Edmonton

Rexall Edmonton Indy

 

MARIO DOMINGUEZ, #96 Visit Mexico City/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone

Practice 1 14 1:04.110 110.791 26

Practice 2 16 163.586 111.703 26

Mario on Qualifying: "It feels great to be back in Edmonton and on a track I am familiar with. The fan turn-out is terrific, as always in Canada. It’s special for us to run around this place in front of such an enthusiastic crowd. I love this track; it is tough and sometimes unforgiving as several people found out there today. But, when you turn in a good lap, it is very rewarding.

I thought our previous experience would help us here, but we are really struggling with the set-up here. I am a little surprised and I am sure we are going to come up with something to help us out here tomorrow."

 

CARL SKERLONG, #14 King Taco/Mazda/Swift/Cooper Tires

Qualifying 1 Finished 3rd 1:06.302 107.128

Carl on qualifying: "In today’s qualifying session, we used a different tire strategy than the other teams. As a result, we ended up finishing P3. We had the car to finish P1, but I am still happy to be starting on the second row for the first of two races this weekend.

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s race as well as a second chance at pole in the second qualifying session. Thanks to the PCM crew for a great day."

 

Frankie Muniz #41 PCM/Mazda/Swift/Cooper Tires

Qualifying 1 Finished 14th 1:07.453 105.300

Frankie on qualifying: "I felt good in this morning’s practice. I was relaxed and handled the car really well, finishing P9. I pushed really hard in this afternoon’s qualifying session and overdrove the car when I should have been relaxing, but it was hard for me to do that when I am trying so hard.

I ended up making more mistakes in qualifying, and I’m disappointed after a good run in this morning’s practice, but at the same time I feel really good starting P14 because it’s my best start in my Atlantic career so far."

 

Mario’s Mexico City Travel Tip: "Chapultec Park is one of the biggest city parks in the world. It is so beautiful and a great place to take your family for a nice walk, or go on a row boat on the lake." A favorite for locals and tourists, Chapultec Park is at one end of Paseo de la Reforma.

The park covers 1,800 acres (7.3 km²) of land; centuries old forest, several small lakes, and landscaped areas with out-door cafes. Chapultepec Zoo is located here, as well as an amusement park, La Feria Chapultepec Mágico, and the official residence of the President of Mexico, Los Pinos.

For assistance planning your next vacation to Mexico City, visit www.mexicocity.gob.mx.

 

- Katie Brannan, PCM -

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25.07.2008 / MaP

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