Houston Finale Results

LAZZARO PULLS ASIDE, LETS TEAMMATE BORDIN TAKE VICTORY AT ATLANTIC HOUSTON FINALE HOUSTON - Canadian Andrew Bordin scored his second KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory of the year Sunday at the season finale at the ...

LAZZARO PULLS ASIDE, LETS TEAMMATE BORDIN TAKE VICTORY AT ATLANTIC HOUSTON FINALE HOUSTON - Canadian Andrew Bordin scored his second KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory of the year Sunday at the season finale at the Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston. Bordin, of Woodbridge, Ont., was running second to teammate and series champion Anthony Lazzaro for all but the last three turns of the 43-lap race but pulled up, allowing Bordin to take the lead and the victory. By winning his third Atlantic career race, Bordin moved up into third in the final points standings. Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., took over the lead at the first turn of the race when polesitter Buddy Rice, of Phoenix, Ariz., had mechanical problems as the green flag was dropped. Lazzaro, who clinched the Atlantic title at the previous race, finished second, with William Langhorne, of Washington, D.C., third. Sunday's race was the last of 12 races this year and concluded the Atlantics' 26th season of competition.

HOUSTON - Results Sunday of the 43-lap KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship season finale at the Texaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Houston, with finishing position, starting position in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, laps completed, and reason out, if any:

1. (3), Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 2. (2), Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 43. 3. (4), William Langhorne, Washington, D.C., Swift 008.a, 43. 4. (5), Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 5. (6), Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que,, Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 6. (7), Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 43. 7.(12), Rino Mastronardi, Pistoia, Italy, Swift 008.a, 43. 8. (9), David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 9.(15), Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 43. 10. (13), Sam Hornish Jr., Defiance, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 43. 11. (22), Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, 43. 12. (21), Jim Lovett, Deerfield, Ill., Swift 008.a, 43. 13. (10), Lee Bentham, Newmarket, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 14. (25), David Cutler, Medina, Wash., Swift 008.a, 42. 15. (26), Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 42. 16. (1), Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 40. 17. (16), Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Canada, Swift 008.a, 30, contact. 18. (17), Rocky Moran Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., Swift 008.a, 30, contact. 19. (23), Scott Wood, Houston, Texas, Swift 008.a, 29, contact. 20. (14), Jean-Francois Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 27, contact. 21. (18), Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 27, gearbox. 22. (11), Mauro Fartuszek, Buenos Aires, Arg., Swift 008.a, 22, contact. 23. (8), Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, Calif., Swift 008.a, 4, contact. 24. (24), John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 4, drivetrain. 25. (19), Peter MacLeod, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1, contact.

Race Statistics: Margin of victory: .176 sec. Time of race: :57:57. Winner's average speed: 67.286 mph. Fastest race lap: Rice, 1:07.822 (81.053 mph). Cautions: three, for 13 laps. Lap leaders: Lazzaro, 1-42; Bordin, 43. Final top-10 points: Lazzaro, 197; Wilden, 150; Bordin, 121; Tagliani, 118, Rice, 113; Bentham, 71; Hornish Jr., 67; Langhorne, 60; Rutledge, 60; Veilleux, 49.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , David Rutledge , Rocky Moran Jr. , Anthony Lazzaro , David Cutler , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Andrew Bordin , Masaoki Nagashima , Sam Hornish Jr. , Lee Bentham , Rino Mastronardi