Conquest Racing Welcomes New Partners as They Look Ahead to Long Beach
17.04.2009: The following is a series of news items including sponsor announcements, stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
The following is a series of news items including sponsor announcements, stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach, 1.968-mile, 11-turn street course April 17 - 19, 2009, Race #2 of 17 Race Distance: 83 laps Live Broadcast: Versus (US), TSN (Canada) 3:30 p.m. ET LONG BEACH PRE-RACE NEWS & NOTES Conquest Welcomes New Partners Conquest Racing’s participation in the 2009 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach wouldn’t be possible without the support of a couple of new partners. Joining the team for this weekend’s race are ODW Logistics and TorcUP of Canada. The two company logos will be visible on both the Conquest car and driver firesuit.
“We are very grateful to ODW Logistics and TorcUP of Canada to be supporting us this weekend in Long Beach. Hopefully we can thank them with a good result on Sunday,” said team owner Eric Bachelart regarding the new partnership deals.
ODW Logistics is a privately owned multi-regional 3rd Party Logistics Provider. While there primary focus is in Columbus, Ohio the company has several distribution points located throughout the country in Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles. For further details on ODW Logistics please go to www.odwlogistics.com.
TorcUP of Canada, based in Edmonton, AB is the Canadian factory office for TorcUP Inc., which is headquartered in Easton, PA. TorcUP specializes in the supply of industrial torque tools and accessories covering a range from 100 - 60,000 LBF/FT (foot pounds) and nut sizes in excess of 10". For more information on TorcUp of Canada please visit www.torcup.ca. Long Beach Here We Come After a strong performance at St. Petersburg two weeks ago, the Conquest Racing team and driver Alex Tagliani are psyched about racing in Long Beach this weekend. The team would like to return home with a top finish in the books. It was on this track last season, at the Champ Car finale, that Conquest scored their best combined team finish. Then drivers Enrique Bernoldi and Franck Perera had respectively placed fourth and sixth with Perera also placing third on the grid. IndyCar Series 1, Conquest Racing 7 This weekend will mark the first time that the IndyCar Series competes on the streets of Long Beach, but that doesn’t mean that it’s the case for everyone. Sunday’s start will be Conquest Racing’s seventh appearance on the 1.968-mile course as part of a major open-wheel championship. The team counts 10 Champ Car starts, four Atlantic starts and eight in the Indy Lights Championship. Most starts Las Vegas resident Alex Tagliani will be making his 10th start in Long Beach this weekend, the most of any driver in the current IndyCar Series lineup. The Canadian has always performed well on the 11-turn street course. In addition to a front row start at last year’s Champ Car finale, Tag has three top fives including a podium finish. Eric the honoree Firestone has named team owner Eric Bachelart the honorary starter for Saturday’s Firestone Indy Lights race. Eric will wave the initial green flag and be honored before the start of the race. The Belgian-born driver turned owner won the first-ever Firestone Indy Lights race, which was held at Long Beach in 1991. Eric also went on to win the championship that year. Charitable donation Conquest Racing in collaboration with ODW Logistics will be making a donation to the Orange County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The check presentation will take place Friday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. pacific time. QUOTEBOARD #34 Alex Tagliani Conquest Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone 2009 IndyCar Series starts: 1 Best start: 7th (St. Petersburg) Best Finish: 10th Points Standings: 10th (20 points) Overall IndyCar Series starts: 4 Best start: 7th (St. Petersburg - 2009) Best Finish: 4th (Australia, 2008) – non-championship event)
“I really enjoy the Long Beach track. It’s a very challenging track but also a lot of fun to drive on. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the schedule not just to compete on but also to go to. I’ve always performed quite well there and I can’t wait to get back in the Conquest car on Friday for practice. We’re carrying our momentum from St. Petersburg and we’re really hoping to leave with a good result come Sunday.”
Eric Bachelart, Conquest Team Owner “I’d like to start by saying that I am touched to be honored by Firestone this weekend. I can’t believe that it’s already been 18 years since I won my first Firestone Indy Lights race. Long Beach has always been a special place to go to not just because of the memories I have but because there is always such a great atmosphere. We had a good result last season there in the Champ cars and we’ve done really well in our last IndyCar Series street course races so I feel pretty confident heading into the weekend.”
CONQUEST RACING AT A GLANCE 2009 SEASON IndyCar Series Races: 1 Best Start: 7th (St. Petersburg) Best Finish: 10th (St. Petersburg)
IndyCar Series Overall IndyCar Series Races: 35 Best Start: 4th (Dallas, Richmond, Kansas City, 2002 – Laurent Redon) Best Finish: 2nd (Fontana, 2002 – Laurent Redon)
Champ Car World Series Overall Champ Car World Series Races: 74 Best Start: 2nd (Cleveland, 2004 – Justin Wilson) Best Finish: 2nd (Twice – Monterrey, Mexico, 2005 - Andrew Ranger / Assen, Holland, 2007 - Jan Heylen) About ODW Logistics Regularly listed as a Top 100 3PL, ODW Logistics is a privately held multi-regional 3rd Party Logistics Provider with a primary focus in Columbus, Ohio and several distribution points located throughout the county in Indianapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee and Los Angeles. With more than 700 employees and over three million square feet of warehouse space, ODW provides unparalleled distribution, fulfillment, import logistics, yard management, and automotive support services. ODW is an asset-based provider offering highly responsive, personal service to a variety of customers ranging from international Fortune 500 companies to locally owned and managed companies. ODW Logistics serves the unique needs of diverse industries including retail, electronics, medical devices, food and apparel. About TorcUP of Canada TorcUP of Canada, based in Edmonton, AB is the Canadian factory office for TorcUP Inc. which is headquartered in Easton, PA. Specializing in the supply of industrial torque tools and accessories covering a range from 100 - 60,000 LBF/FT (foot pounds) and nut sizes in excess of 10". TorcUP's sole focus is on developing ingenious innovations and backing them up with unprecedented customer service and support. A new breed of torque tool. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Torque Tools superior to any other torque tool that came before it. Torque tools that outlast and outperform the competition in any industry to challenge them. With more models, more inventory, more field sales, more ingenuity. Our philosophy: Be Different. Say you are going to be different...THEN DO IT!! That is what TorcUP is all about. Imitation may be the greatest form of flattery but innovation is the greatest form of intimidation and competitor envy.
After a competitive weekend of racing in St. Petersburg last week, Conquest Racing continues to move forward with their 2009 plans. In another step towards achieving their immediate and future goals, the team today announced that it has called upon the services of the newly formed Rubicon Sports Agency to oversee the team’s commercial department. Recently created by Rubicon Ra weiter >>
In the past three years, popular American racer Ryan Hunter-Reay has won in Indy Car, Champ Car, CART and Sports Cars. He’s won on road courses, street courses and ovals. The last three years have also been the most challenging of his career, having faced more than his fair share of ‘challenges’ to stay at the top level of motorsports in the United States. Ho weiter >>
Conquest Racing’s Alex Tagliani was one of the stories of the day today with his performance aboard the Rexall Edmonton Indy car during qualifying for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The Series’ lone Canadian, who found out on Monday that he would be racing in St. Petersburg, placed seventh ahead of Series Champion Scott Dixon, with only three practice sessions under his bel weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgStreets of St. Petersburg, 1.8-mile, 14-turn street courseApril 3 - 6, 2009, Race #1 of 17Race Distance: 100 lapsLive Broadcast: Versus 2:00 p.m. ET weiter >>
....At IndyCar Series Race In St. PetersburgConquest Racing announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Northlands that will see the Edmonton-based organization and one of its signature events, the Rexall Edmonton Indy, become the primary sponsor of the #34 Conquest Racing car for this weekend’s season opening Honda Grand Pri weiter >>
Conquest Racing completed their first open test of the season tonight at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The team used the two-day test, that was deemed productive, to try out different setups on their #34 Dallara in preparation for the upcoming season.The team, who called upon 2008 driver Jaime Camara for this test, learned different things during their on-track sessions and accomplished weiter >>
The following is a statement from Conquest Racing in response to a story that was posted on Speedtv.com. Eric Bachelart, Conquest Racing team owner: “No matter how hard the current economic situation is making things for us in the racing world and everywhere else, never once did I think of closing the doors of Conquest Racing. I had two options i weiter >>
Conquest Racing played host yesterday to a group of students from University High School (located in Carmel, Indiana) who are following a three-week course in entrepreneurship. The goal of the visit was to give the students a look in weiter >>
Enthusiastic racer, Alex Tagliani, has certainly proved his skill behind the wheel this past racing season; Starting from the front row in a Champ car in Long Beach; winning at Edmonton in a Canadian NASCAR and finishing fourth in the Nikon Indy 300 in Australia, his second IndyCar Series road course event. Karting will only be the fourth professional level racing series he will compete in duri weiter >>
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Alex Tagliani is sporting a specially designed Conrad Jupiters themed helmet at this weekend’s Nikon Indy 300. However, the helmet won’t be his to keep at the end of the weekend as Tagliani auctioned it off at last night’s Indy Gala Ball in order to raise money for the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Children’s Ward. The helmet we weiter >>
- Canadian Tagliani to start seventh with Camara 20th on the grid -
Conquest Racing scored its best IndyCar Series start of the season today, with a seventh place by Alex Tagliani during qualifying for the Nikon Indy 300. Tagliani’s teammate, Camara, despite showing much improvement from his last street course, will be starting 20th.
Conquest Racing announced today that it has signed a title sponsorship with Sanctuary Cove, Australia’s leading lifestyle residential community development, for this weekend’s Nikon Indy 300.
Sanctuary Cove’s logo will be displayed prominently on the side pods, rear wing and engine cover of the #36 Conquest Dallara driven by Alex Tagliani. The partnership is fitt weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Nikon Indy 300 on the streets of Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Nikon Indy 300
Streets of Surfers Paradise, 2.795 miles, 14-turn street course
October 24 – 26, 2008, Race #18
Race Distance: 60 laps (or 1 hour 50 minutes)
Live Broadcast weiter >>
Conquest Racing is pleased to announce that it has renewed its technical partnership with Voxdale, a design and engineering firm based in Belgium, for the 2009 IndyCar Series season. The partnership consists of providing Conquest Ra weiter >>
- Team instills new ‘Accept No Limits’ philosophy and appoints key personnel -
With the 2008 season coming to an end, the Conquest Racing team has begun work on 2009 by taking on a new direction with the implementation of the team’s "Accept No Limits" business philosophy and by appointing marketing and sales veterans to the Conquest Marketing Depar weiter >>
- Alex Tagliani takes season best of 12th with Camara 18th -
Conquest Racing registered its best oval finish of the season today at the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway with a satisfying 12th place finish by newcomer to the IndyCar Series Alex Tagliani. His teammate Jaime Camara wasn’t as fortunate having to battle his car but the Bra weiter >>
Conquest Racing put in one of their best combined oval qualifying performances of the year today during the qualifications for the PEAK Anitfreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
Jaime Camara recorded his best starting position of the season with the 17th spot on the grid while new teammate Alex Tagliani will make his return to oval racing with a 19th pla weiter >>
The 36 Conquest Racing machine driven by Canadian Alex Tagliani will feature two new sponsors this weekend at the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300. Ubisoft and Sennheiser, long time partners of Tagliani, will be prominently placed on the sidepods and engine cover of the Conquest car.
"We’re pleased to welcome world renowned companies Ubisoft and Sennheiser weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300
Chicagoland Speedway, 1.5-mile, D weiter >>
Conquest Racing announced today that Alex Tagliani will be returning to the cockpit of the Conquest Racing machine as a replacement for the injured Enrique Bernoldi for this weekend’s upcoming race at Chicagoland Speedway. In addition, Conquest has elected to sign Tagliani for the final event of the season at Surfers Paradise due to his vast experience at the Gold Coast street ci weiter >>
- Tagliani registers sixth fastest lap of race but is sidelined by mechanical woes; Camara taken out by contact -
It was a busy weekend for Conquest Racing in Detroit after making a driver change late Friday afternoon due to an injury to Enrique Bernoldi and calling up veteran race car driver Alex Tagliani to fill in. The team was hoping to count weiter >>
It was a late night and a hectic morning for the Conquest crew as they were busy fitting Alex Tagliani into the #36 car, as a substitute to the injured Enrique Bernoldi.
Despite a very short night of sleep, Tagliani put in a more than respectable performance during qualifying today for the Detroit Indy Grand Prix considering he only had 22 laps under his belt aboard the weiter >>
Conquest Racing announced today that it has replaced Brazilian Enrique Bernoldi, who is out with an injury, with veteran Canadian race car driver Alex Tagliani for the Detroit Indy Grand Prix Presented by Firestone this weekend.
Bernoldi initially injured his left hand thumb during a spin caused by a suspension failure in Sonoma last week. He was able to fight th weiter >>
- Bernoldi takes 21st with Camara 24th -
It was a race of strategy and little passing today at the PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County. Conquest Racing was counting on a different race strategy to improve positions, but so were most of the other teams which left the Conquest drivers Enrique Bernoldi and Jaime Camara respectively 21st a weiter >>
Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Grand Prix of Sonoma
MARIO DOMINGUEZ, #96 Moorefield Construction/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone
Practice 3 11th 1:18.3235 105.853
Mario on the race: "We had a good car and good pace today. I think our strategy was good too, so I’ve got to hand it to the guys, they set-us weiter >>
Franck Perera showed once again why he is considered one of the very best racing drivers on the American scene, with a truly dominant performance in Sonoma, California.
With an ill-functioning fuel pump late in the 45-minute qualifyi weiter >>
Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Grand Prix of Sonoma
MARIO DOMINGUEZ, #96 Moorefield Construction/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone
Practice 1 16th 1:18.9800 104.973
Practice 2 14th 1:18.3171 105.862
Mario on Qualifying: "We had a good first day. I think the car was fast right off the bat, so the boys certainly did their hom weiter >>
Event: The Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Grand Prix of Sonoma County
Series: The IndyCar Series
Where: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California
Track Type: 2.3 – mile road course
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2008
TV: Live – Sunday, August 24th at 2:30 pm (PT) on ESPN2 Radio: Live on XM Channel 145
Racing on California Soil: Infine weiter >>
The Conquest Racing team will take advantage of a rare off-weekend on the IndyCar Series 2008 schedule to test at and familiarize themselves with Infineon Raceway tomorrow, ahead of next weekend’s PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma County.
Looking to end the season on a high note starting with next weekend’s race, Conquest rookie drivers Ja weiter >>
- Rookie Camara takes 16th with Bernoldi 22nd -
Conquest Racing’s Jaime Camara put in one of his strongest performances of the season on a superspeedway this evening at the Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. With the team building momentum as they continue to show their progression, Camara took the checkered flag in 16th place. As for Enrique weiter >>
The following are Conquest Racing’s post-qualifying quotes and qualifying results for tomorrow’s Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway which will be broadcast live on ESPN2 starting at 6:30 p.m. eastern time.
22nd - Jaime Camara #34 Sangari Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Total time: 1:39.5429
Lap 1: 24.88 weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Meijer Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway.
Meijer Indy 300
Kentucky Speedway, 1.5-mile tri-oval
August 8 - 9, 2008, weiter >>
David Martinez announced today that he has been chosen by the Forsythe/Pettit Team to replace David Garza temporarily in the #7 Axtel/Tecate/Madisa Atlantic Car. Garza suffered a dislocated hip injury during a training accident last weekend at his hometown of Monterrey.
Martinez will take part in an official series test day today at the picturesque Road America track, in weiter >>
- Despite strong race pace Conquest ends up 16th and 23rd at Rexall Edmonton Indy -
Conquest Racing was off to a strong start in Edmonton today continuing to show the progress it has made since the beginning of the season during the Rexall Edmonton Indy. But once again, Lady Luck forgot to show up for the Indianapolis-based crew. After running as weiter >>
- Jaime Camara puts in 25th quickest time but will start 27th -
Conquest Racing’s Enrique Bernoldi scored his best start on a road or street course in a Dallara with an 11th place in today’s qualifying session for the Rexalll Edmonton Indy which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. His teammate Jaime Camara registered weiter >>
- Innovative website to auction off V.I.P. Experience package for Kentucky Indy 300 -
After giving a father and son the chance to experience the IndyCar Series from the inside in Nashville two weekends ago, Conquest Racing and associate sponsor Bidaroo.com are once again giving fans the chance to bid on a V.I.P. Experience package that will give weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Rexall Edmonton Indy.
Rexall Edmonton Indy
City Centre Airport , 1.96-mile, 14-turn street circuit
July 24 – July 26, 2008, Race #13
- Camara finishes 14th while contact with Hunter-Reay takes Bernoldi out of race -
It was a rather satisfying day for Conquest Racing today as Jaime Camara equaled his best finish of the season with a strong performance at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The drivers 14th place finish was also his best finish on a road course. On the other hand, whi weiter >>
Honda Indy 200
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Friday, July 18, 2008
MARIO DOMINGUEZ, #96 Visit Mexico City/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone
Practice 1 14th 1:08.8923 117.993 35
Practice 2 17th 1:09.5531 116.872 17
Mario on Qualifying: "It’s great to be back at Mid-Ohio. We made lots of progress weiter >>
On Saturday July 12, Bidaroo.com and Conquest Racing teamed up to provide one man and his son a backstage pass at the Nashville Superspeedway for the Firestone Indy 200. Bidaroo customer, Michael, and his 8-year-old son were treated to an all access VIP race day experience.
Bidaroo.com auctioned off the Indy Racing League VIP experience for only $24 to one lucky weiter >>
The following is a series of stats, notes and quotes from Conquest Racing for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course
July 18 – July 20, 2008, Race #12
Race Distance: 85 laps (191.25 miles)
Broadcast: ABC, 1:3 weiter >>
- Conquest drivers take 20th and 21st positions in rain-shortened race -
Conquest Racing disputed one of its shortest races this season at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday evening and unfortunately it wasn’t on account of a rain shortened race. Conquest’s rookie drivers only completed a combined total of 116 laps in the Firestone Indy 200 when weiter >>
Conquest Racing’s Enrique Bernoldi and Jaime Camara will be starting tomorrow’s Firestone Indy 200 in the 19th and 24th positions as it was determined in today’s qualifying session at Nashville Superspeedway.
Camara was the first of the Conquest rookies to put in their qualifying run. His combined average speed of 199.164 mph placed him 24th on this week’s grid. weiter >>