Skerlong Rebounds from Friday’s Challenges to Start Third, Muniz Jumps to 15th

20.04.2008: Skerlong Rebounds from Friday’s Challenges to Start Third, Muniz Jumps to 15th

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 last corner on the last lap.

That should not happen. We have a consistent car and I think it is going to be a very good race car. The important thing tomorrow will be to keep it clean going into turn one. I really want to give King Taco a win at their home race and we are going to give it our best tomorrow."

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

Friday Practice 20th 1:18.020 90.807

Friday qualifying 15th 1:16.915 92.112

Frankie on qualifying: "Awesome! I really struggled mentally this morning. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself and I wasn’t driving well. This afternoon for final qualifying, I went out there with the mentality of ‘go out and drive and have fun.’

During the warm-up lap, I was smiling in my helmet and I looked at the crowd around the track and I thought to myself, ‘this is awesome!" I relaxed, had fun and focused and I watched the times click down. That was a great feeling. I am less than a second off the pole, which is not too bad considering I’ve been a race car driver for two years and one month!"

Noteworthy: Carl Skerlong launched his website Friday. For all of the latest news and results on Carl, visit www.cskerlong.com.

About Pacific Coast Motorsports: Formed in 2002 and based in Oxnard, California, Pacific Coast Motorsports are champions on the track and in the marketplace. The 2004 Toyota Atlantic Champions have competed in a diverse array of motorsports challenges, from open wheel to sports car racing and succeeded in every discipline. This season PCM returns to Atlantic competition in partnership with US RaceTronics. PCM’s two-car effort fields American standout drivers, Carl Skerlong and Frankie Muniz.

Off the track, PCM has represented some of the countries most recognizable names, from Imperial Capital Bank to Menards, TECATE and Vonage to Uniden establishing successful, high-profile marketing platforms that deliver meaningful exposure and a quantifiable return on investment. PCM is dedicated to success and committed to go beyond the traditional means to deliver value and exceed the expectations of our partners. Follow our 2008 season at www.PCMracing.com.

- Katie Brannan, PCM -

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20.04.2008 / MaP

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