Tough Times For The T-Team Ten In West Allis :: The EDJE
Tough Times For The T-Team Ten In West Allis
The Milwaukee Mile proved to be a very tough place for many of the T-Team Ten. Mario Dominguez and the Pacific Coast Motorsports team could not get a clue as to how to get any speed or handling out of their Dallara all weekend long. Virtually last in qualifying and after hobbling around the track for half of the race, Mario and the PCM team thought it best to park the car for the balance of the race.
There were five transition team drivers to make it into the top ten of the starting grid, but the lead driver of the group, Graham Rahal, did not finish the race. The first half of the race, Graham showed well staying in the top five positions most of the time but then drifted high off of the driving line on the track and glanced the wall, crushing his right side A-Frame.
Oriol Servia, Justin Wilson, and EJ Viso finished 6, 7, and 8, respectively but they were helped into the top ten by an accident started by Marco Andretti when he tapped Ed Carpenter sending both cars spinning. When Marco’s car was turned 180 degrees on the track, Vitor Meira’s car rode up the nose of the car and was launched into the air and collapsed onto the track to slide up against the outer wall to a stop.
Ryan Brisco was leading the race and INDY 500 winner, Scott Dixon at the time and was able to win the race under the Yellow caution flag.
How the T-Team Ten Faired:
POS./Car # Driver, Team, Sponsor
06/ 5 Oriol Servia, KVRT, Plantronics
07/02 Justin Wilson, NHL, Mc Donald’s
08/33 EJ Viso, HVM, PDVSA
14/ 8 Will Power, KVRT, Aussie Vineyards
16/36 Enrique Bernoldi, CR, Sangari
18/18 Bruno Junqueira, DCR, Z-Line
23/19 Mario Moraes, DCR, Sonny’s BBQ
24/34 Jaime Camara, CR, Sangari
25/6 Graham Rahal, NHL, No Sponsor
26/96 Mario Dominguez, PCM, Visit Mexico City
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"It's been 30 years since Roger's first IndyCar win," Briscoe said. "I can't tell you how important it is to me to get my first IndyCar victory for him in this race." Image Credit: Autosport.com