April 9, 2006 (Long Beach, California) Los Angeles based racecar driver Duncan Ende provided further evidence of his adaptive racing ability by finishing 16th of 28 racers in his debut â€œChampcar Atlantic Powered by Mazdaâ€ racing event, and equalling the bestÂ driver improvement of the race by passing a total of 11 competitors during the race at anÂ average speed of 119.927 kilometers per hour.
â€œThis has been such an amazing weekend, and an incredibly steep learing curve.â€Â enthused Ende after exiting his car #55 cockpit. â€œThe weather, the fans, the excitementÂ of a brand new racecar, and my Bite Racing Team and I were able to get the job doneÂ without incident. Iâ€™m thrilled and relieved at the same time, and canâ€™t wait to get backÂ out there again for another race!â€
Bite Racing Team owner Dr. Chris Souliotis and the Bite Racing Crew of Victoria,Â British Columbia were equally impressed by Ende. â€œDuncan did an incredible job outÂ there today.â€ stated Souliotis. â€œAnytime you can pass that many cars, avoiding crashesÂ and debris and get the car to the finish line in one piece, you know something special isÂ going on.â€
Based on the outstanding performance at this event, details are being worked on toÂ reunite Ende and the Bite Racing Team for further events in 2006, with an eye towards aÂ full season assault in 2007. Further announcements will be made when determined.