Panther Racing and their driver Vitor Meira were pleased with their race on Sunday, that is until the Mirror Man was attacked by a questionable pass attempt from Fronkensteen.
This post-race press release from Panther varies a bit from the usual helping of positively-spun politically correctness.
Vitor Meira, No. 4 Delphi National Guard Dallara Honda:Scratch Perera off their Christmas Card list.
(On crash with Franck Perera) "What an absolutely stupid rookie mistake. (Franck) Perera was totally wrong. It was a dumb rookie move and something you'd expect out of somebody that doesn't know what they're doing on a street course. To pass here, you have to be side-by-side, at least, and you can't pass where he crashed me with just your nose inside. He didn't have one-fifth of his car in a position to pass me. He ruined a great run in the Delphi National Guard car and our decision to go with slick tires early in the race, which put us in a position to finish top five or six in the No. 4 car."
John Barnes, Panther Racing co-owner and CEO:
"Maybe next year Conquest will hire drivers who can see."
(MORE from the Panther race report)