Tweet

Skerlong Scores first Atlantic Pole in Edmonton

26.07.2008: Skerlong Scores first Atlantic Pole in Edmonton

Rexall Edmonton Indy

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

Qualifying 20th 1:03.359 112.500

Mario on Qualifying: "I am very disappointed with my qualifying result today. We had a pretty good car. My engineers and Lee (Benthem, driver coach) really worked hard last night and they gave me a good car today.

Unfortunately, I never really got a rhythm out there. Thanks to all of the terrific fans who support us here in Edmonton."

 

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

Started 3rd 1:06.302 107.128 Finished 19th

Qualifying Race 2 1st 1:05.455 108.514

Carl on race 1 and his pole qualifying effort: "The day started off great. I qualified on the pole for the race tomorrow and had an awesome car to drive in the race. I had a good start, but I got punted by Cameron (Dane) on the first lap and had to come into the pits for repairs.

I ended up finishing two laps down in 19th. Everything seemed like it was going to go well today, but all I can say is that things happen. I want to say thanks to the team, and I’m looking forward to a fresh start on the pole tomorrow in the King Taco car."

 

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

Started 14th 1:07.453 105.300 Finished 12th

Qualifying Race 2 14th 1:06.529 106.762

Frankie on race one and qualifying (for race 2): "Overall, I’m just happy with the fact that I finished another race today. I had a good battle going on the last lap with the points leader, Junior Strous. He tried to pass me, but I was able to hold him off and finish in 12th.

 I’m very happy with the result today, but I’m still looking for a top-ten finish; hopefully that will happen for me in tomorrow’s race. Thank you to everyone on the team for another good race today."

 

Tyler Tadevic, Team Owner: "Carl had one of the best cars on the racetrack today. Unfortunately, Dane Cameron ran into Carl on the first lap, sending him to the back of the pack. We made a mistake in qualifying yesterday and should’ve been on the pole today.

If we had been, the race would have gone differently for us. We were able to salvage two championship points, though, and we are all looking forward to another shot at a win in tomorrow’s race.

Frankie continues to improve every race, and he did another excellent job today. On the last lap restart, he was able to hold-off the points leader, Junior Strous, when he attempted to pass him for position. I’m very proud of both of the guys and of the whole team; thank you to everyone."

 

Mario’s Mexico City Travel Tip: "When visiting Mexico City, you must check out Constitution Square at Zocalo. That is where we have the National palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. This is the largest square in the Western Hemisphere and the third largest square in the world after Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing and Red Square in Moscow.

Each day the army has a flag ceremony and it is very nice to watch. The best place to watch this from is the Metropolitan Cathedral. When you visit Mexico City, make sure you visit Zocalo." For assistance planning your next vacation to Mexico City, visit www.mexicocity.gob.mx.

 

- Katie Brannan-

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/champcar-skerlong-king-taco-car-atlantic-pole-edmonton-mario-dominguez-visit-mexico-city---41565.html

26.07.2008 / MaP

More News

Walker Racing Atlantics Completes Qualifying for Race No.1 in Edmonton
25.07.2008
Walker Racing proved they were ready to put Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada behind them and go racing this weekend in Edmonton. All three drivers, Canadian Kevin Lacroix, Greg and Leo Mansell, sons of former Formula One World Champion and IndyCar Champion, Nigel Mansell, were itching to get strapped in the car and put the pedal to the metal this weekend for the Rexall Edmonton Ind more >>
James Hinchcliffe and Tirerack.com take second Atlantic pole of season
25.07.2008
Going into the fourth and fifth rounds of the 2008 Cooper Tire Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda this weekend at the Rexall Edmonton Indy, Canadian Driver James Hinchcliffe (No. 3 Tire Rack - Forsythe/Pettit Racing) has already moved into sole possession of second place in the championship standings by taking the pole position in qualifying for the first race of more >>
Skerlong third, Frankie Turns in his qualifying result and Dominguez runs in the middle at Edmonton
25.07.2008
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’ more >>
A Lap of Rexall Speedway with America’s Top-Ranked Atlantic Driver, Carl Skerlong
21.07.2008
Carl Skerlong’s need for speed started as a youngster, a two-year old on skis. By the age of seven he was racing for his local mountain, the Stevens Pass Club just outside of Seattle. A specialist in Slalom and Giant Slalom, the four-time Junior Olympic ski racer turned his focus go-karts at the age of 14 and the rest is history. Heading into this weekend’s double-header more >>
Atlantic Points Leader Junior Strous Chases Thieves Through Dutch Hometown
19.07.2008
While most of his fellow competitors in the 2008 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda have been spending the time between last month’s race at Mont-Tremblant and next weekend’s doubleheader at the Rexall Edmonton Indy working on their fitness program or getting some rest and relaxation, points leader Junior Strous had a bit of an adventure in his homet more >>
Walker Racing Launches New and Improved Website
19.07.2008
Walker Racing announced today the launch of their new website, www.walkerracing.com,  which is now available to fans, media and potential business partners. The new site will feature an array of fresh elements, including regularly updated weekly team news, releases and quotes from the Atlantic Championship. In addition, there more >>
PCM to be featured on tonight’s episode of "Modern Marvels"
10.07.2008
Pacific Coast Motorsports will be featured on tonight’s episode of The History Channel’s hit show "Modern Marvels" tonight at 9:00 pm ET. The episode, titled "Crashes" takes an in-depth look at the safety innovations in Open-Wheel racing. Filmed at the Champ Car finale at the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the episode prominently features the Pacific Coast Motorspo more >>
Steep Learning Curve in Mont Tremblant For Walker Racing
01.07.2008
The third round of the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered By Mazda, held in Mont Tremblant, Canada this weekend, proved to be a steep learning curve for all three Walker Racing drivers, Canadian Kevin Lacroix and Brits Greg and Leo Mansell. Lacroix, a Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada native, started today’s Sommet des Legends Mont Tremblant event from s more >>
Walker Racing Withdraws the #5 entry of Greg Mansell in Mont Tremblant
01.07.2008
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada (June 29, 2008)- This weekend was the first visit to the Mont Tremblant circuit for Brit, Greg Mansell (#5 Sunseeker). The 20 year old qualified 11th for today’s Sommet des Legends Mont Tremblant , the third event in the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. After completing just four laps in this morning’s warm-up sessio more >>
Muniz, Skerlong Ready for Action at Mont Tremblant...
26.06.2008
... Dominguez will Return to IndyCar Competition at Watkins Glen Event: Sommet Des Legendes Round: 2 of the 2008 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda Where: Circuit Mont Tremblant, St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada 2.65-mile perm. road course TV: June 29, 2008 at 1:00 pm ET Off to a S more >>
Skerlong and Muniz Searching for Success on Saturday
17.05.2008
The Monterey Festival of Speed Friday, May 16, 2008   CARL SKERLONG, #14 King Taco/Mazda/Swift/Cooper Tires Carl on qualifying: "I made a mistake. We had a great session this morning and I was confident we had a good car for qualifying. Unfortunately, I pushed too hard too fast and lost it at turn four. It was really a shame bec more >>
Best Career Finish for David Martinez at Long Beach
22.04.2008
David Martinez improved more positions than any other driver on his way to a career best eight place finish at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the final Champ Car World Series race. The Mexican driver made daring on track passes throughout the race, which combined with the Forsythe – Pettit engineer’s brilliant pit strategy allowed them to capture ten positions throughout th more >>
Consistent Performance Pays Off for Muniz, Skerlong Bumped to the Back
21.04.2008
The Imperial Capital Bank Challenge It looked to be a promising day for Carl Skerlong. The 19-year old from Seattle sat on row two as the green flag fell for the Imperial Capital Bank Challenge at the Long Beach Grand Prix. His hopes for a podium finish in the season opener were destroyed as fellow American and pole-sitter Jonathan Bomarito pushed Carl into the ti more >>
Rocketsports finishes an open-wheel era on top by recording fastest race lap
21.04.2008
... in an otherwise disappointing race in Long Beach Rocketsports Racing may have had a rough weekend on track in Long Beach, but the ultimate goal was to take one last chance to run the magnificent DP01 race cars and have an opportunity to thank all of the supporters and fans of the Champ Car World Series. That goal was accomplished and Rocketsport more >>
Strong Finish for Walker Racing Atlantics in Long Beach
21.04.2008
Walker Racing’s pilots, Englishmen Greg and Leo Mansell, and Canadian Kevin Lacroix, had a positive weekend and learned a lot from the Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Challenge of Long Beach. Lacroix (No.25 Uni-Select/Deans Knight Capital Management Ltd./Wasteco) had an impressive performance for his first start at Long Beach. He brought home a solid finish for the Indiana more >>
Conquest Racing Says Goodbye to Champ Car with Both Cars in the Top Six
21.04.2008
- Bernoldi crossed the finish line in fourth with Perera close behind in sixth - Conquest Racing put an end to their Champ Car era at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on a high note with both drivers finishing in the top-six, their best combined effort in the team’s Champ Car history. Brazilian Enrique Bernoldi was fourth aboard the #36 Sangar more >>
Dominguez Scores Emotional Podium for PCM at Champ Car Finale
21.04.2008
Drives the Imperial Capital Bank Car from Tenth to Third at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachThe Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach The last time Mario Dominguez drove a Champ Car, he was scoring a top-ten finish for Pacific Coast Motorsports in his native Mexico City. He got the call to drive for the California-based team last week, and jumped at the opportunity to more >>
Rocketsports Long Beach notes
20.04.2008
Rocketsports Racing successfully qualified both cars for their final Champ Car race, Sunday’s 34th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Despite not qualifying higher up on the grid, the team anticipates a good race as both drivers are confident they have a good race-ready racecar. The day started off well for Antonio Pizzonia, who was looking to get in some mo more >>
Skerlong Rebounds from Friday’s Challenges to Start Third, Muniz Jumps to 15th
20.04.2008
The Imperial Capital Bank Challenge CARL SKERLONG, #14 King Taco/Mazda/Swift/Cooper Tires Friday Practice 3rd 1:16.402 92.731 Friday Qualifying 3rd 1:16.127 93.066 Carl on qualifying: "I am pleased to be in the top-three, but disappointed because I was up three-tenths on my last lap and Andreas Wirth parked his car in the l more >>

2001-2020 full copyright automobilsport.com