Pacific Coast Motorsports has revealed that it will not participate in this weekend's Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway, but insists that there is nothing for fans of the team and Mario Dominguez to worry about.

The team was due to make its IndyCar Series debut at Indianapolis in May, but Dominguez missed the qualifying cut after crashing on his last-ditch Bump Day lap. Dominguez has raced subsequently in both Milwaukee and Texas, but will not even make the attempt to qualifying for the second race at the new Iowa facility.

"I've decided to keep the team at our headquarters in California to re-evaluate and strengthen our programme," team owner Tyler Tadevic revealed, "Pacific Coast Motorsports and the Mexico City Tourism Board are committed to the IndyCar Series. PCM has a contract with Mexico City through 2009, and this has always been our building year. Along with our partners, we have determined we are going to take some time to re-evaluate our resources and determine how to strengthen our 2008 programme and better prepare for a competitive 2009 season."

There was more positive news for fellow Champ Car convert Dale Coyne Racing, which added a new associate sponsor to Mario Moraes' #19 car in the shape of Sun-Rich International.

Brazilian Moraes will now promote the premium lines of coffee, tea, toffee, dessert toppings and praline pecans produced by the company, which prides itself on its desire to support the economic growth of under-developed countries such as Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nepal, India and Mauritius.

"Our 2008 sponsorship with Dale Coyne Racing, as the only premium gourmet foods sponsor within the IndyCar Series, has been an exciting experience for Sun-Rich International," company president Mike Larson said, "We look forward to continuing to develop these relationships while fulfilling our mission of giving back to the underprivileged countries that supply our products."