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Portland Open Test-Day 2 Results

Post by mlittle » Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:21 pm

1}Sebastien Bourdais(#1, Newman-Haas)................57.335 sec.(95 laps)
2}Justin Wilson(#9, RuSport)..................................57.532 sec.(69 laps)
3}Oriol Servia(#6, PKV Racing)...............................57.631 sec.(80 laps)
4}Paul Tracy(#3, Forsythe Ch. Racing).....................57.663 sec.(81 laps)
5}A.J. Allmendinger(#10, RuSport)..........................57.689 sec.(88 laps)
6}Bruno Junquiera(#2, Newman-Haas)....................57.842 sec.(70 laps)
7}Mario Dominguez(#7, Forsythe Ch. Racing)...........58.220 sec.(44 laps)
8}Will Power(R-#5, Team Australia).........................58.251 sec.(44 laps)
9}Nelson Phillipe(#4, CTE-HVM Racing)....................58.273 sec.(70 laps)
10}Dan Clarke(R-#14, CTE-HVM Racing)..................58.346 sec.(89 laps)
11}Alex Tagliani(#15, Team Australia)......................58.471 sec.(59 laps)
12}Katherine Legge(R-#20, PKV Racing)...................58.583 sec.(42 laps)
13}Cristiano da Matta(#19, Dale Coyne)...................58.650 sec.(90 laps)
14}Antonio Pizzonia(R-#8, Rocketsports)...................58.723 sec.(91 laps)
15}Ryan Briscoe(#34X, MiJack-Conquest).................59.080 sec.(30 laps)
16}Jan Heylen(R-#11, Dale Coyne)...........................59.200 sec.(86 laps)
17}Nicky Pastorelli(#8X, Rocketsports).....................59.368 sec.(86 laps)
18}Charles Zwolsman(#34, MiJack-Conquest)...........59.817 sec.(18 laps)

Note: times listed are the drivers' fastest lap; ( ) indicates no. of laps run in each session
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Series rookies get taste of the Mile

Post by mlittle » Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:22 am

For five of ChampCar's rookie class, Wednesday was a chance to test at one of the series' storied venues, the Milwaukee Mile, and it gave several teams a chance to see where they stand prior to the series' visit in early June. (Note....the test was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was delayed a day due to cold conditions at the track; due to sponsor/team commitments, PKV's Katherine Legge was unable to test on Wednesday; she will get her test at Milwaukee sometime next week.) While no official times were posted by series officials, unoffical reports were that CTE-HVM's Dan Clarke was fastest, at 22.43 secs., while Rocketsports' Nicky Pastorelli was slowest at 23.94 secs.

All the drivers in the CCWS will get an additional day of testing at the Milwaukee Mile June 1 prior to the series' visit in early June.
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Test session at Road America

Post by mlittle » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:38 am

For most of the drivers of the Champ Car World Series, early August will bring an additional test session, as series officials released the list of who will be at the Elkhart Lake, Wisc. track for the 1-day test. Here is a list of who will be participating(subject to change......)

Newman-Haas Racing} Sebastien Bourdais, Bruno Junquiera
Forsythe Ch. Racing} Paul Tracy, A.J. Allmendinger
CTE-HVM Racing} Nelson Phillipe, Dan Clarke
PKV Racing} Oriol Servia, Katherine Legge
RuSport Racing} Justin Wilson, Cristiano da Matta
Rocketsports} Tonis Kasemets
Dale Coyne Racing}either Mario Dominguez or Jan Heylen
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Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:16 am

RuSport's Cristiano da Matta was injured in a major accident at Road America today, according to series and track officials. According to eyewitnesses, Shorty was entering the turn 6 area when a deer darted by, smashing the right-front area of his FC/L, caroming off the car's roll-hoop and cockpit, knocking da Matta unconscious. The car then proceeded to skid into the turn 6 tirewalls with his foot still on the throttle. Rescue workers got da Matta safely out of the wrecked car, placed him on a stretcher/backboard and got him to the rescue helicopter, which proceeded to take the 2002 series champion to Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. According to all reports, da Matta is in good and stable condition; any additional reports will be forthcoming as they arrive.
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:21 am

mlittle wrote:RuSport's Cristiano da Matta was injured in a major accident at Road America today, according to series and track officials. According to eyewitnesses, Shorty was entering the turn 6 area when a deer darted by, smashing the right-front area of his FC/L, caroming off the car's roll-hoop and cockpit, knocking da Matta unconscious. The car then proceeded to skid into the turn 6 tirewalls with his foot still on the throttle. Rescue workers got da Matta safely out of the wrecked car, placed him on a stretcher/backboard and got him to the rescue helicopter, which proceeded to take the 2002 series champion to Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. According to all reports, da Matta is in good and stable condition; any additional reports will be forthcoming as they arrive.
Shheeeeeit !!! :shock:
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:13 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote:RuSport's Cristiano da Matta was injured in a major accident at Road America today, according to series and track officials. According to eyewitnesses, Shorty was entering the turn 6 area when a deer darted by, smashing the right-front area of his FC/L, caroming off the car's roll-hoop and cockpit, knocking da Matta unconscious. The car then proceeded to skid into the turn 6 tirewalls with his foot still on the throttle. Rescue workers got da Matta safely out of the wrecked car, placed him on a stretcher/backboard and got him to the rescue helicopter, which proceeded to take the 2002 series champion to Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. According to all reports, da Matta is in good and stable condition; any additional reports will be forthcoming as they arrive.
Shheeeeeit !!! :shock:
At least we only have to worry about Kangaroos, Wallabys n wombats :shock:
According to all reports, da Matta should be okay.....I just wouldn't offer him any venison for dinner or anything like that for a while. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:25 am

mlittle wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote:RuSport's Cristiano da Matta was injured in a major accident at Road America today, according to series and track officials. According to eyewitnesses, Shorty was entering the turn 6 area when a deer darted by, smashing the right-front area of his FC/L, caroming off the car's roll-hoop and cockpit, knocking da Matta unconscious. The car then proceeded to skid into the turn 6 tirewalls with his foot still on the throttle. Rescue workers got da Matta safely out of the wrecked car, placed him on a stretcher/backboard and got him to the rescue helicopter, which proceeded to take the 2002 series champion to Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. According to all reports, da Matta is in good and stable condition; any additional reports will be forthcoming as they arrive.
Shheeeeeit !!! :shock:
At least we only have to worry about Kangaroos, Wallabys n wombats :shock:


According to all reports, da Matta should be okay.....I just wouldn't offer him any venison for dinner or anything like that for a while. :shock: :shock: :shock:
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Not til he is feeling horny, at least.......... :shock:
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:29 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote: Shheeeeeit !!! :shock:
At least we only have to worry about Kangaroos, Wallabys n wombats :shock:


According to all reports, da Matta should be okay.....I just wouldn't offer him any venison for dinner or anything like that for a while. :shock: :shock: :shock:
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Not til he is feeling horny, at least.......... :shock:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:45 am

mlittle wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote:

According to all reports, da Matta should be okay.....I just wouldn't offer him any venison for dinner or anything like that for a while. :shock: :shock: :shock:
:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Not til he is feeling horny, at least.......... :shock:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Deer, Antler, hor........sigh :flag:
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:24 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

Not til he is feeling horny, at least.......... :shock:
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Deer, Antler, hor........sigh :flag:
:lol: :lol: Like I said, no one ought to be offerin' Shorty any venison for dinner for the next little while....
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Re: Da Matta Injured at Road America test

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:29 pm

mlittle wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
mlittle wrote: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Deer, Antler, hor........sigh :flag:
:lol: :lol: Like I said, no one ought to be offerin' Shorty any venison for dinner for the next little while....
Not til he is hoofing it again,anyway 8)
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Update on injured driver

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:38 pm

This just in from ChampCar officials..........Fox Sports Online( www.msn.foxsports.com ) is reporting that ChampCar driver Cristiano da Matta, who was injured today following a crash with a deer during testing at Road America Thursday, is resting comfortably in intensive care at Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. In a press release from series officials, ChampCar's chief medical officer, Dr. Chris Pinderski, stated that da Matta had suffered a subdural hemotoma, which was successfully operated on late Thursday. Both series and RuSport team officials declined to elaborate on what happened; RuSport officials also announced that da Matta's teammate, Justin Wilson, won't be participating in Friday's test session.
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Testing Results from Road America

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:00 pm

Thursday results from Road America........................

1}S. Bourdais, Newman-Haas Racing....................1:45.257 sec
2}B. Junquiera, Newman-Haas Racing...................1:45.340 sec
3}J. Wilson, RuSport Racing.................................1:45.365 sec
4}(R)K. Legge, PKV Racing..................................1:46.249 sec
5}O. Servia, PKV Racing......................................1:46.353 sec
6}A.J. Allmendinger, Forsythe Ch. Racing..............1:46.673 sec
7}P. Tracy, Forsythe Ch. Racing...........................1:46.674 sec
8}(R)D. Clarke, CTE-HVM Racing..........................1:46.712 sec
9}N. Phillipe, CTE-HVM Racing..............................1:46.861 sec
10}C. da Matta, RuSport Racing............................1:47.047 sec
11}(R)T. Kasemets, Rocketsports Racing................1:47.771 sec
12}(R)C. Zwolsman, MiJack-Conquest Racing..........1:48.709 sec
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Re: Update on injured driver

Post by mlittle » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:13 pm

mlittle wrote:This just in from ChampCar officials..........Fox Sports Online( www.msn.foxsports.com ) is reporting that ChampCar driver Cristiano da Matta, who was injured today following a crash with a deer during testing at Road America Thursday, is resting comfortably in intensive care at Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. In a press release from series officials, ChampCar's chief medical officer, Dr. Chris Pinderski, stated that da Matta had suffered a subdural hematoma, which was successfully operated on late Thursday. Both series and RuSport team officials declined to elaborate on what happened; RuSport officials also announced that da Matta's teammate, Justin Wilson, won't be participating in Friday's test session.
According to answers.com, a subdural hematoma occurs due to a pooling of blood btwn. the dura, a leathery-like membrane just underneath the skull, and the brain itself, usually occurring after a head trauma that breaks the blood vessels surrounding the brain. In the above report, emergency personnel performed a CT scan on da Matta, which showed the presence of a subdural hematoma, which was then operated on by trauma surgeons at the hospital. Doctors should know more about da Matta's prognosis over the next 16-24 hours.
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Re: Update on injured driver

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:22 pm

mlittle wrote:
mlittle wrote:This just in from ChampCar officials..........Fox Sports Online( www.msn.foxsports.com ) is reporting that ChampCar driver Cristiano da Matta, who was injured today following a crash with a deer during testing at Road America Thursday, is resting comfortably in intensive care at Theda Clark Memorial Hospital in Neenah, Wisc. In a press release from series officials, ChampCar's chief medical officer, Dr. Chris Pinderski, stated that da Matta had suffered a subdural hematoma, which was successfully operated on late Thursday. Both series and RuSport team officials declined to elaborate on what happened; RuSport officials also announced that da Matta's teammate, Justin Wilson, won't be participating in Friday's test session.
According to answers.com, a subdural hematoma occurs due to a pooling of blood btwn. the dura, a leathery-like membrane just underneath the skull, and the brain itself, usually occurring after a head trauma that breaks the blood vessels surrounding the brain. In the above report, emergency personnel performed a CT scan on da Matta, which showed the presence of a subdural hematoma, which was then operated on by trauma surgeons at the hospital. Doctors should know more about da Matta's prognosis over the next 16-24 hours.
its basically a big blood blister, trouble is they have to make a hole in your head to drain it :shock:
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