Lynx Racing Toronto results

So the moral of the story is, Zen notwithstanding, that not only can monkeys fall out of tress, they can do it twice in a row - and then the tree can snap its trunk and fall right on them. Which pretty much describes Lynx...

So the moral of the story is, Zen notwithstanding, that not only can monkeys fall out of tress, they can do it twice in a row - and then the tree can snap its trunk and fall right on them. Which pretty much describes Lynx Racing's weekend at the Molson Indy Toronto, where David Rutledge, 22, of Vancouver BC qualified 10tth after sliding into the tire barrier on the fifth lap of Saturday's final qualifying session, tangled with a car he was passing and retired early with a left front suspension damaged beyond repair. "This is one of those unexplainable weekends where everything bad happens to a really good team," said Rutledge. "We were fastest in the wet and in the morning warmup on Sunday, and apart from starting on the fifth row, things were looking good for the race. I had a car that was definitely capable of running with the lead pack, but as I was coming out of turn one I went to the inside to pass a group of slower cars and one of them moved over on me and I had no place to go. My left front wheel rode up over his right rear, the suspension bent like a pretzel and that was the end of it. Still and all, Lynx is a top team, our setups keep getting better and better and I think we're a force to be reckoned with on any given weekend. We'll re-group, look at the data and go to Trois Rivieres with winning in mind." Rutledge's Lynx teammate, Mike Conte, who qualified ninth, persevered through what he aptly described as 'a melee' - spinning early to avoid a disabled car and fighting his way back up from dead last to finish ninth. "You can use the word 'melee' as many times as you want in describing this race, and it won't begin to convey what it was like to be in the driver's seat," said Conte. "I hit somebody, I was hit by about six different people, I brushed the wall, somebody run over my front wing and I just generally hung on teeth and toenails to try and finish. And most of the race I was driving blind because the cars ahead of me were spewing so much oil I ran out of tear-offs fir my helmet visor about halfway through the race. I finished ninth, which is less than I feel I was capable of, but after dropping back to last early on and then working my way back up to keep my string of top-10 finishes alive, it feels to me like I won something just by bringing the car home in one piece... more or less. That's fairly typical for this race, and even though the next stop on the circuit, Trois Rivieres, is also a street course, the drivers for some reason seem to behave themselves more there, so we'll be looking forward to a little less pushing and shoving and a little more genuine racing." The race was won by pole-sitter and Tornoto native Andrew Bordin, who held off a race-long challenge by former Lynx driver Buddy Rice (now driving for DSTP Motorsports). 2000 marks the 10th anniversary of Lynx Racing, one of the most unique organizations in auto racing today. Created and owned by two women, Peggy Haas and Jackie Doty, Lynx is both a championship-winning racing team and a uniquely successful driver development program that focuses on a driver's spiritual and psychological growth in addition to their on-track skills. The Lynx mission is to seek out young drivers with the desire and potential to become champions at the highest levels of the sport and provide them with the funding, equipment and training to take the last step toward realizing that potential, a process the team calls 'destiny by design.' Lynx alumni include CART FedEx drivers Patrick Carpentier (who finished seventh in today's Toronto Molson Indy), Alex Barron and Memo Gidley (CART's new 'Super Sub'). <pre> CART Toyota Atlantic Television Coverage (EDT) 10:00 am to 11:00 am Sunday July 23 ESPN2 & ESPN International 4:00 am to 5:00 am Thursday July 27 ESPN2 (repeat) 8:30 am to 9:30 am Saturday July 29 RDS (Canada) 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday July 24 CTV (East, Ontario, Pacific) 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday July 25 CTV (West Region)

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , David Rutledge , Alex Barron , Buddy Rice , Andrew Bordin