2008 Dallara Pacific Coast Motorsports Indycar news, pictures, and information
Tyler Tadevic - OwnerTyler started his career in motorsports just over 10 years ago (1996). A true example of setting goals and 'working his way up the ladder,' Tadevic started in racing as a shop assistant for a Formula Mazda team. He is now a team owner competing in the world's biggest stage for racing, the Indy 500. Tadevic started PCM as Team Director in the fall of 2002 wîth Tom Figge. He led his team to the 2004 Atlantic championship. He took over Pacific Coast Motorsports in the winter of 2008. Mario Dominguez scored the team's first Champ Car podium finish at Champ Car's finale, the Long Beach Grand Prix. It was Tadevic's first race as a team owner.
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. Off the track, PCM has represented some of the countries most recognizable names, from Imperial Capital Bank to Menards, TECATE and Vonage to Úniden 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. PCM fields the #96 Visit Mexico City car in the IndyCar series wîth Mario Dominguez. Carl Skerlong #14, and Actor turned racecar driver Frankie Muniz #41 compete for Pacific Coast Motorsports in the 2008 Atlantic championship. Follow our 2008 IndyCar and Atlantic season at www.PCMracing.com.Source - Pacific Coast Motorsports
Mario Dominguez #96•Earned first podium for Pacific Coast Motorsports Team and 11th Champ Car podium at Series finale at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (2008).
• Won first career Champ Car event at Surfers Paradise in 2002 (Herdez).
• Scored first career pole at Houston in 2006 (Forsythe).
• Led Herdez to their first 1-2 finish wîth victory in Miami in 2003.
• Career-best fifth-place finish in 2004 Champ Car World Series Championship.Source - Pacific Coast Motorsports
Dominguez Stays in the Race Despite a Wild Day at Mid-OhioThunderstorms soaked the Mid-Ohio circuit minutes before the scheduled start of the race, it delayed the green flag and wreaked havoc wîth race strategies.
Dominguez passed for position at the start of the Honda Indy 200 and made his first pitstop for dry tires just four laps into the event. He looked set for a strong first stint challenging for positions when he made a move to pass Ryan Briscoe, the eventual race winner. Briscoe blocked Dominguez forcing him to brake late which led to an off-track excursion and contact wîth the barrier. Dominguez returned to the pits for an inspection and fresh tires, and the car was deemed intact.
Several laps later, again on a charge for position and after having just set the fastest lap of the race, Dominguez suffered a rear wing failure; the rear wing detached itself from the car at 180 mph which sent Dominguez spinning into the gravel trap, causing a full course caution. The IndyCar Safety Team quickly removed Dominguez from the gravel and he was back on track headed for the pits. The PCM crew jumped into action, they replaced the rear wing and tires and refueled the Visit Mexico City IndyCar. They proved they are some of the best in the business, as Dominguez lost just two laps through the entire incident.
Dominguez returned to the track and continued to tick off laps at pace wîth the leaders despite the off-track excursions earlier in the race. He finished 19th.
MARIO DOMINGÚEZ, #96 Visit Mexico City/PCM/Honda/Dallara/Firestone
Session • Position • Time • Speed • Laps
Warm Úp • 13th
Qualifying • 16th • 1:08.742 • 119.411 • 13
Finished • 19th
|Engine : 3.5 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 670 hp
Tyler Tadevic, Team Owner: 'Our race result was a little disappointing because we felt we had a lot of potential and Mario was fast out there. But, we are really excited about our progress and lòòking forward to Edmonton next weekend. It is going to be kind of a relief to get back to a track we know and we are going to continue to work toward our goal of a top-ten finish.'
Mario's Travel Tip for the Day: 'Next time you visit Mexico City, you must check out the gardens and canals of Xochimilco. I recommend packing a picnic and floating the canals. If you are lucky, the floating Mariachi's will pass you. It is a lot of fun.'Source - Pacific Coast Motorsports
PCM to be featured on tonight's episode of 'Modern Marvels'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 Motorsports teams and partners, and includes interviews wîth PCM Team Owner Tyler Tadevic, PCM IndyCar driver Mario Dominguez and PCM Atlantic driver Frankie Muniz.
'Modern Marvels' is a terrific show that explains in layman's terms the technologies behind many of today's achievements,' said PCM Team Owner, Tyler Tadevic. 'This is our second time featured on 'Modern Marvels' this year, and we are very proud to be part of their program. The 'Carbon' episode was fascinating, and we are lòòking forward to tonight's show. We're always lòòking for ways to reach out to the non-motorsports media, and this exposure is extremely beneficial for our partners, our team and our athletes.'
Racetrack safety is also highlighted in the episode. The 'Modern Marvels' crew sat down wîth Long Beach President and CEO Jim Michaelian and Lon Bromley from the Champ Car Safety Team to discuss the latest developments in race circuit safety.
Modern Marvels: Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale; MODERN MARVELS tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. Modern Marvels is a documentary television series on The History Channel that answers the question of how many things in the modern world are possible, and where they came from. Modern Marvels airs Monday-Friday at 8pm/7:00 central. For more information, visit: http://www.history.com/minisites/modernmarvels.Source - Pacific Coast Motorsports
Dominguez Breaks Into the Top-20 at The GlenMario on Qualifying: 'It was a very nice day here in Watkins Glen. I am enjoying the track and getting more and more comfortable all the time. Every time we go out we make the car faster and we've made several gains in the last 24 hours, so I am very optimistic. My ultimate goal for tomorrow would be to finish in the top-ten, it would be very difficult, but anything can happen.'
Tyler Tadevic, Team Owner: 'I am very please wîth the gains we are making and the pace which we are making them. I chose to keep the team in California the past few weeks and I think it was certainly the right thing to do. It gave us some time to properly prepare the car, to build the back up car and I think it shows already this weekend. Rather than running around playing catch-up, we can now process our information and benefit from it. This should allow us continued and much quicker improvements. Mario is doing a great job and there and we are hoping for a solid run tomorrow.'
*Noteworthy: PCM will be featured in an upcoming episode of the The History Channels hit program 'Modern Marvels,' schedule to air July 10th at 8:00 pm ET. The episode features the safety aspects of open-wheel racing. Team owner Tyler Tadevic and PCM drivers Mario Dominguez and Frankie Muniz were interviewed for the program. This episode should not be confused wîth the 'Carbon' episode which aired earlier this year. Check your local listings for updates.Source - Pacific Coast Motorsports
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