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TAGLIANI ON PROVISIONAL POLE FOR SATURDAY'S KOOL/TOYOTA ATLANTIC RACE AT TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH LONG BEACH, Calif. - Canadian Alex Tagliani took the provisional pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the...

TAGLIANI ON PROVISIONAL POLE FOR SATURDAY'S KOOL/TOYOTA ATLANTIC RACE AT TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Canadian Alex Tagliani took the provisional pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach,

Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of 1:12.190 around the 1.824-mile temporary street course to take the provisional pole. Anthony Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., was second-fastest after recording a time of 1:12.261. Kenny Wilden, of Burlington, Ont., was third fastest at 1:12.281. Saturday's Atlantic race will kick off the series' 26th season of competition.

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Provisional starting line-up for Saturday's 37-lap, 67.488-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que, Swift 008.a, 1:12.190, 90.959. 2. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:12.261, 90.870. 3. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:12.281, 90.845. 4. Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:12.661, 90.370. 5. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:12.748, 90.262. 6. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:12.829, 90.161. 7. Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:13.226, 89.673. 8. Cam Binder, San Clemente, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:13.483, 89.359. 9. David Besnard, Sydney, Australia, Swift 008.a, 1:13.578, 89.244. 10. Elton Julian, Los Angeles, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:13.663, 89.141. 11. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver B.C., Swift 008.a, 1:13.726, 89.064. 12. Lee Bentham, Newmarket, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:13.809, 88.964. 13. Sam Hornish, Jr., Defiance, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 1:14.104, 88.610. 14. Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:14.461, 88.185. 15. William Langhorne, Washington, D.C., Swift 008.a, 1:14.565, 88.062. 16. Jean-Francois Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Swift 008.a, 1:14.585, 88.039. 17. Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:14.891, 87.679. 18. Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, 1:15.618, 86.836. 19. Stever Forrer, Mequon, Wis., Ralt RT-40, 1:16.805, 85.494. 20. Romeo Kapudija, Chicago, Ill., Ralt RT-41, 1:16.822, 85.475. 21. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:17.441, 84.792. 22. Marcello Gaffoglio, Fountain Valley, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:17.663, 84.549. 23. Eric Jensen, New Castle, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:17.954, 84.234. 24. Tom Wieringa, Oak Brook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:17.980, 84.206. 25. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:18.593, 83.549. 26. Joe Asturi, Solon, Ohio, Ralt RT-41, 1:19.815, 82.270. 27. Imran Husain, Los Angeles, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:19.968, 82.112. 28. David Cutler, Medina, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:20.069, 82.009. 29. Gary Peterson, Huntington Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, no time.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Alex Tagliani , David Rutledge , Anthony Lazzaro , David Besnard , David Cutler , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Eric Jensen , Gary Peterson , Andrew Bordin , Masaoki Nagashima , Romeo Kapudija , Imran Husain , Elton Julian , Tom Wieringa , Sam Hornis , Lee Bentham