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CHAMPCAR/CART: HVM (Herdez) team prepares for 2005

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CHAMPCAR/CART: HVM (Herdez) team prepares for 2005
Jan 23, 2005, 5:34 AM

HVM Inc. Preparing for 2005 Championship Battle Indianapolis, IN. (January 21, 2005) -- With a new name and a new look, HVM will return fielding a two-car entry in the 2005 Champ Car World Series. HVM Co-Owner and Managing Director Keith Wiggins ...

HVM Inc. Preparing for 2005 Championship Battle

Indianapolis, IN. (January 21, 2005) -- With a new name and a new look, HVM will return fielding a two-car entry in the 2005 Champ Car World Series.

HVM Co-Owner and Managing Director Keith Wiggins commented on the 2005 plans, "as a race team we are the same group, continuing to develop and improve, but for the first time since we began in 2001, we have the advantage of technical continuity going into a second year." He continued, "From a business perspective it will be a change of identity for the first time since 2001, with new sponsors joining the development of the company. This is an exciting period going forward."

Mario Dominguez, who finished fifth in the 2004 Championship will return for his fourth year in the series as the driver of the #55 Ford/Cosworth/Lola. "I am really excited for the 2005 season. We made several technical changes within the team before the 2004 season. With a year of continuity, I look forward to continuing our rise in the Championship and racing for the title. I've been training hard in the off-season, especially with my shifter kart and I've got all of the tools, a dedicated, energetic team along with a very strong technical program, I am looking forward to this season more than ever."

The team is currently organizing a test involving several drivers for the #4 car.

Led by Team Manager Vince Kremer and Technical Director Tom Brown, the traditional arduous work ethic of the HVM team remains the same. Engineers Will Phillips (car 4) and Michael Cannon (car 55) will continue, as will Crew Chiefs Mark Mason (4) and Darryl Fox (55).

HVM is finalizing its sponsorship group and will announce further details as they become available.

-hvm-

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