CHAMPCAR/CART: Surfers Paradise: Championship report

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS CLINCHES RECORD-TYING THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP SURFERS PARADISE, Australia (October 21, 2006) -- Newman/Haas Racing's Sebastien Bourdais ( ...

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS CLINCHES RECORD-TYING THIRD CONSECUTIVE CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia (October 21, 2006) -- Newman/Haas Racing's Sebastien Bourdais (#1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) became the first driver since Ted Horn (1946-48) to win three consecutive Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford championships today in the Lexmark Indy 300 at Surfers Paradise.

Bourdais locked up the championship on Lap 20 of today's event when A.J. Allmendinger (#7 Indeck Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) had race-ending contact with the Turn Three fence, ending his title chase, and giving the championship to Bourdais.

The Frenchman, who won the 2004 and 2005 championships to lead into the 2006 season, currently leads the series in wins, poles, money won and laps led. The race is still ongoing at the time of this release, a full race recap and championship follow-up will come at the conclusion of today's event.

-credit: ccws

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , A.J. Allmendinger