Ranger nominated for Greg Moore Award
10/27/2005 8:37:09 AM
Rookie Andrew Ranger is one of four nominees for the 2005 Greg Moore Legacy Award handed out annually by Champ Car.
The Canadian racer from Quebec made an instant splash in 2005. Ranger, who drives for the Mi-Jack/Conquest Racing team, started 14th at Monterrey but finished second to capture his first career podium in only his second ever Champ Car event. That made him the youngest driver in series history to accomplish that feat.
The other nominees for the award are Champ Car veteran Jimmy Vasser, Oriol Servia and Toyota-Atlantic champion Charles Zwolsman.
Vasser, the ironman of the Champ Car series with 208 consecutive starts under his belt, continues to run at the front of the pack, earning two podium finishes this season as well as a pole position at Milwaukee.
Servia had the difficult task of stepping in and replacing an injured Bruno Junqueira at Newman/Haas. He has adapted well, earning seven podium finishes while scoring his first career win at Montreal.
Zwolsman won three races and captured five pole positions in his rookie season in Atlantics, capturing the series title which earned him a chance to race at the season ending Champ Car race in Mexico City.
Champ Car co-owner and team owner Gerald Forsythe, series vice president of operations Tony Cotman and Toyota Atlantic managing director Vicki O'Connor make up part of the selection committee along with members of the Champ Car media.
Fans will also get their chance to vote by casting a ballot at the Champ Car website, www.champcar.ws
The winner will be announced at the season ending banquet on November 6.
The Greg Moore Legacy Award is presented to the driver who most exemplifies Moore's distinctive combination of outstanding on-track talent and dynamic personality. The award honors the legacy of the former Indy Lights Champion and rising Champ Car star who lost his life in a 1999 racing accident.