|Elkhart Lake WI|
Junior Strous Fastest in Warm Up at Road America
The talented Dutchman has been battling pain and lack of strength on his right wrist throughout the season. His unpleasant rollercoaster started at Long Beach when he broke the most damaging bone one can break in a wrist. Since the accident he had two surgeries and he is scheduled for a third one after the end of the Champ Car Atlantic Season.
After qualifying a disappointing 18th on Sunday’s Q2 he considered not to race on Sunday. The lack of performance was due to not being able to hold the car in a competitive way under sustained cornering loads. All he can do is to back off and drive to the limits of his wrist strenght rather than the car's limit.
The track conditions changed due to rain fall on Saturday night and also the running of the ALMS race.
Ironically, the track’s low grip during the warm up helped Junior since as result of the lower G's generated his injured wrist was more able to hold the car.
Condor Motorsports is very proud of Junior. Most drivers in his situation would have given up right at Long Beach. The whole team have seen the pain in Junior’s face every time he gets out of the car after each session. If there was an award for courage, dedication and commitment Junior Strous would be the absolute deserving Winner.