Mario Dominguez puts out mayday call
Mexican driver Mario Dominguez is asking desperately for help from the Mexican companies to support him one more time in one of the hardest, prestigious and competitive series around the world, yes talking about the Champ Car World Series said a press release sent out by Champ Car's Public Relations Manager for the Hispanic Markets.
What would be the sixth consecutive season the Mexican driver might race in Champ Car is hazier than ever. After testing at the first pre-season test in Sebring Florida last January driving one of RuSPORT’s new DP01 machines, the Aztec driver is throwing a mayday call to Mexican companies.
Being one month away from the start of the season on the streets of Las Vegas Nevada, Mario was present at the Champ Car Spring Training held last weekend at the Mazda Raceway circuit in Laguna Seca, California. Dominguez was there in order to try and put a deal in place to race the whole season for a competitive team, but he was unable to land something. The Mexican could lose the chance to race again in Champ Car, a series which has a fan base composed of 30% Latinos.
“Champ Car is doing what is necessary to attract new sponsors, more fans, and in general more fun and entertainment to its races; and for that reason I have faith that in the very last moment one of the people I’ve been talking to will step up (to sponsor him)” ensured Dominguez. “You have to keep waiting and being patient. I would love to be signed and secured by now, but the reality is I am not; you just have to accept it, and keep working on it,” he said. “I am an experienced driver, recognized and a winner. I am convinced that something should happen, so if I ask truly a company to start thinking out of the box, taking a risk with us, I am sure we won’t let them down” expressed Dominguez.
“It is unbelievable to see there are so few Mexican brands involved in events such as Long Beach, Houston and Portland, just to name a few, and there has been no interest to help us, since I am one of the reasons Latino fans attend those events,” a disappointed Dominguez commented. “I am really hoping this will be fixed out soon as it would be a shame to throw everything away when the series is about to finally takeoff."
We have been reporting this for the last couple of days, and hope someone eventually will step up. Staying positive, someone will step up. It is to remark that Mario is keeping loyal for the “taking off” Champ Car series, something that is very good. In the past, other very popular Mexican drivers Champ Car has had went away: Adrian Fernandez and Michel Jourdain. They perhaps just left for the money, or being more accurate they left for the uncertain scenario the series had then. Now in a very different scenario, Mario Dominguez is throwing a mayday call to allow him stay. Hector Serrano reporting from Mexico