Trois-Rivieres Race Results

LAZZARO SLIPS, COMES BACK TO WIN AT TROIS-RIVIERES TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Anthony Lazzaro gave up the lead twice, then stormed back to earn his third KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory of the season Sunday at the Grand...

LAZZARO SLIPS, COMES BACK TO WIN AT TROIS-RIVIERES

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Anthony Lazzaro gave up the lead twice, then stormed back to earn his third KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory of the season Sunday at the Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivieres.

Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., took the lead for the final time, slipping past Alex Tagliani on lap 39 of the 45-lap race. Lazzaro went on to win by 1.516 seconds over second-place Kenny Wilden, of Burlington, Ont. Nicolas Rondet, of San Diego, Calif., earned his first podium finish of the season, coming in third.

Lazzaro, who earned his eighth Atlantic Championship victory, leads the championship with 119 points. Tagliani, who finished fourth in the race, remains in second place with 84 points. Wilden's strong showing moved him into third in the points with 75, one point ahead of Buddy Rice.

The KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship continues Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Results Sunday's of the 45-lap, 68.43-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race, with finishing position, starting position in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, laps completed, and reason out, if any.

1. (1), Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 45. 2. (3), Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 45. 3. (7), Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, Calif., Swift 008.a, 45. 4. (2), Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 45. 5. (8), Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 45. 6. (6), William Langhorne, Washington, D.C., Swift 008.a, 45. 7. (11), Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 45. 8. (14), Jean-Francois Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 45. 9. (17), Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 45. 10. (18), Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 45. 11. (16), Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, 45. 12. (23), Tom Wieringa, Oakbrook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 45. 13. (10), Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Canada, Swift 008.a, 44. 14. (19), Christophe Beauvais, Montreal, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 43. 15. (21), Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 43. 16. (24), Eric Jensen, New Castle, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 41. 17. (9), Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 41. 18. (12), Rocky Moran_Jr, Coto de Caza, Calif., Swift 008.a, 37, gearbox. 19. (13), Sam Hornish_Jr, Defiance, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 30, contact. 20. (22), Brian Westerlund, Surrey, B.C., Canada, Ralt RT-41, 30, suspension. 21. (4), Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 29, contact. 22. (25), John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 23, overheat. 23. (20), Peter MacLeod, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 12, suspension. 24. (15), David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Swift 008.a, 9, gearbox. 25. (5), Lee Bentham, Newmarket, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1, suspension.

Race Statistics: Margin of victory: 1.510 sec. Time of race: 53:56.942. Winner's speed: 76.121 mph. Fastest race lap: Lazzaro, 1:01.726 (88.708 mph). Cautions: three, for 11 laps. Lap leaders: Lazzaro, 1-7, 15-33, 39-45; Rice, 8-14; Tagliani, 34-38. Fastest qualifier: Lazzaro, 1:01.616/88.866 mph. Points standings (after seven of 12 events): Lazzaro, 119; Tagliani, 84; Wilden, 75; Rice, 74; Bordin, 51; Bentham, 49; Rutledge, 45; Rondet, 42; Veilleux, 31; Hornish, Jr., 27. Next race: Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Alex Tagliani , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , Anthony Lazzaro , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Eric Jensen , Andrew Bordin , Jean-Francois Dumoulin , Masaoki Nagashima , Rocky Moran , Tom Wieringa , Sam Hornis , Lee Bentham