Montreal: Ryan Dalziel race notes

Dalziel earns podium finish in first race with Hylton Motorsports. In his first race with Hylton Motorsports, the 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic Champions, Ryan Dalziel earned his best qualifying result of the season today, when he qualified third...

Dalziel earns podium finish in first race with Hylton Motorsports.

In his first race with Hylton Motorsports, the 2001 CART Toyota Atlantic Champions, Ryan Dalziel earned his best qualifying result of the season today, when he qualified third for the Montreal Molson Indy. He started third and battled for second throughout the race, actually taking the position twice. He passed eventual race winner Rocky Moran Jr. for second position on the 14th lap and remained there for the next five laps before Moran Jr. re-passed him for the position. The duo raced each other from corner to corner and Dalziel regained second position on the 23rd lap. With just three laps to go, Moran Jr. passed the Scottish rookie for second and two laps later passed John Fogarty for the lead. Dalziel gave a fantastic demonstration of his ability today; he started on the third and finished on the podium with absolutely no previous experience in a Hylton Motorsports car.

RYAN DALZIEL, #9 /Telemetry/Toyota/Swift
EVENT RESULTS LAPS TIME SPEED (Mph)
Friday Practice 14th 17 1:35.636 101.974
Friday Qualifying 11th 12 1:34.699 102.983
Saturday Qualifying 3rd 23 1:38.079 84.993

Dalziel on the Race:

"It was quite a battle with the three of us up front. We managed to keep it clean though and it was a lot of fun. I think we gave the fans a fantastic show. I had a very good car today, I had a car that was quick enough to win the race, but I ran out of time. To finish on the podium in my first race with Hylton Motorsports is like a dream, of course a win would have been better, but I am very, very happy. This is a great place to be and I can't wait to get to Denver."

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Rocky Moran Jr.