Allmendinger Secures Provisional Pole at Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 7th 2006 -- A.J. Allmendinger continued his mid-season domination of the Champ Car World Series today by capturing the provisional Pole Position for the Molson...
Allmendinger Secures Provisional Pole at Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 7th 2006 -- A.J. Allmendinger continued his mid-season domination of the Champ Car World Series today by capturing the provisional Pole Position for the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto and securing his third consecutive front row start with the Forsythe Team. Home town hero Paul Tracy finished fourth in the session after leading the pre-qualifying practice. Tomorrow the Forsythe team will try to secure their first 1-2 qualifying effort the season.
A.J. Allmendinger #7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola
"The whole Forsythe team did a great job. It was probably the toughest day that we've had so far in the three weekends that we've been together. Toronto is a difficult track and we still have a lot of work to do on the car, I think as a team we still have a lot of to improve on. The Bridgestone blacks we're not as good as the red ones today. But I knew we were fairly close to the pole. I saw Paul was going to put on the reds, I figure a couple people were. I knew they probably would make a lot bigger difference than, say, in Cleveland a couple weeks ago. We put on the reds. I held my breath for a lap, hung on to it."
Paul Tracy #3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola
"Well I know that we will be strong tomorrow because we have a fast car, but its frustrating because once we put the red Bridgestone tires on we didn't really improve that much. So we'll give it another shot tomorrow. It's great being back in my home town, the fans here are just amazing and you can really feel their support, I know I have a good car and hopefully tomorrow we'll give them a better result."
Final qualifying for the seventh round of the Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford will take place tomorrow at 2:00pm Eastern Time. You can tune in to Race Director, available through the Champ Car website, for live coverage of the race and many practice and qualifying sessions with multiple channels of live video, audio, timing, telemetry and commentary. Visit www.champcar.ws and www.forsythe-racing.com for more information.