Vancouver Race Report

RACE REPORT - - Vancouver - - Round 11 (38 laps/64.714 miles over the 1.703-mile, 10-turn street circuit) 4:29 p.m. - - 38 car field pulls away for one "reconnaissance" lap -. skies are clear, sunny, and temperatures have...

RACE REPORT - - Vancouver - - Round 11

(38 laps/64.714 miles over the 1.703-mile, 10-turn street circuit)

4:29 p.m. - - 38 car field pulls away for one "reconnaissance" lap -. skies are clear, sunny, and temperatures have warmed into the mid 70s.

4:33 p.m. - - #19 GIDLEY takes the green light of the "standing start" and leads the field into and through turn one -. #3 DAVID is unable to engage first gear or second gear on the race start and is struck from behind by #96 SCHROEDER -. both cars suffer extensive damage -. drivers are out and okay -. #43 BARBOSA is rear-ended by #4 LAZZARO on the race start -. #4 LAZZARO continues, but #43 BARBOSA is forced to return to pit lane with right rear suspension damage -. brings out a YELLOW FLAG -. #43 BARBOSA resumes the race after a period of repairs on pit lane.

4:48 Lap 1 One "reconnaissance" lap will be repeated followed by a two-by-two rolling start (with the original starting order) behind the pace car -. the first lap will be completed when the cars cross the start-finish line

Lap 2 "Reconnaissance lap"

4:50 Lap 3 GREEN FLAG -. #19 GIDLEY maintains his lead through turn one, followed closely by #85 KNAPP and #32 BARRON.

4:52 Lap 4 #19 GIDLEY opens an eight car lead over #85 KNAPP and #32 BARRON.

4:54 Lap 6 #97 TICHENOR spins and stops in turn seven -. brings out a YELLOW FLAG -. driver out and okay.

4:59 Lap 11 GREEN FLAG -. #19 GIDLEY maintains his lead on the re-start with #85 KNAPP and #32 BARRON still close behind.

5:02 Lap 12 #29 MONTGOMERY attempts an inside pass of #4 LAZZARO entering turn three for fourth place -. both cars make tire-to-tire contact at the apex of turn two -. #29 MONTGOMERY successfully completes the pass for position and both cars continue without further contact -. #33 GODIN successfully passes #4 LAZZARO later in the lap to assume fifth place.

5:09 Lap 17 The order is #19 GIDLEY, #85 KNAPP, #32 BARRON, #29 MONTGOMERY, and #33 GODIN.

5:11 Lap 18 #50 WILDEN and #4 LAZZARO pass #33 GODIN and improve to fifth and sixth place, respectively.

5: 16 Lap 24 The time difference between third place #32 BARRON and fourth place #29 MONTGOMERY has increased to over 10 seconds.

5:20 Lap 27 #78 RUTLEDGE and #11 SAHLEY makes contact in turn five -. both cars eventually retired.

5:21 Lap 28 The order is #19 GIDLEY, #85 KNAPP, #32 BARRON, #29 MONTGOMERY, and #50 WILDEN.

5:23 Lap 30 #66 TAGLIANI returns to pit lane under a "mechanical black flag" for repair of a damaged front left wing, and returns to the race after a brief stop.

5:34 Lap 38 CHECKERED FLAG

#19 MEMO GIDLEY, of San Rafael, Calif., wins his second career Atlantic race in his 11th career Atlantic race in the Lynx Racing Ralt RT-41. Gidley also won in round seven at Toronto in July. #85 STEVE KNAPP, of Salem, Wis., scores a season and career best Atlantic finish of second place in the P1-NTN Bearings/Miller Milling Ralt RT-41 #32 ALEX BARRON, of Vista, Calif., scores a third place finish - his fourth consecutive and eighth overall podium showing this season in the Lynx Racing-prepared Victory Circle/Red Line Oil Ralt RT-41. MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.731-seconds WINNER

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