Mary Bignotti Mendez

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Da Matta Serves Notice of Intent

After an unhappy one-and-a-half-year spell in Formula One with the Toyota team, Cristiano da Matta achieved a measure of redemption in Portland by winning his first Champ Car race since returning to the series at the beginning of this season

Champ Car to Honour Indy Tickets

For the thousands of fans who were rightfully upset after spending a fortune on United States Grand Prix tickets only to witness a hollow contest between six Bridgestone-shod cars, those ticket stubs are worth holding on to

Engine Woes Rob Wilson of Win

Justin Wilson was on course to score his first Champ Car victory at Portland, and the first for the Colorado-based RuSPORT team, until his hopes were extinguished by an oil pump failure shortly before half-distance

Da Matta Wins in Portland

Formula One refugee Cristiano da Matta rediscovered the kind of form that propelled him to the 2002 Champ Car title with a superb drive to victory at Portland on Sunday

Power Failure Thwarts Bourdais

Almost as fast as the weather changes in the Pacific Northwest, the Saturday qualifying results for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland were thrown into doubt due to an electrical power failure 14 minutes into the 35-minute timed session

Wilson Takes Maiden Pole

Justin Wilson held onto the fastest time to secure his maiden Champ Car pole position at Portland on Saturday, as well as the first for the second-year RuSPORT team

HVM in Tyre Mix-up

The HVM team incurred the wrath of tyre supplier Bridgestone at Portland on Friday after losing a pair of front wheels off Ronnie Bremer's #55 car from the previous event at the Milwaukee Mile

Wilson on Provisional Portland Pole

Britain's Justin Wilson took the first provisional pole of his Champ Car career at Portland International Raceway on Friday, as the second-year RuSPORT team brushed aside series stalwarts Newman/Haas Racing