Festa Brings Home the 51 Formtek After Being Involved in First Lap Incident

Indianapolis, Ind., July 1, 2006 -- In front of one of the largest crowds of the season for the Indy Pro Series, Chris Festa brought home the damaged 51 car. Starting from the forth row, Chris Festa's day took a turn for the worse when competitor Jon Herb drove into the No. 51 car on turn six of the first lap.


"On the start cars were going off right and left. We made it through the first few turns then in turn six Jon Herb came up and hit me from behind.

The car flew into the air. It broke something. The crew tried to fix it in the pit lane but we just couldn't see the problem. I could hardly drive the car."

The next round of the 12-race Indy Pro Series is at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, July 15.