CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Forsythe Racing race report

Forsythe Team Dominates at Toronto, Allmendinger Scores Third Win in a Row Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 9th 2006 -- A.J. Allmendinger became the first American driver to win three consecutive Champ Car races in 12 years today after taking...

Forsythe Team Dominates at Toronto, Allmendinger Scores Third Win in a Row

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - July 9th 2006 -- A.J. Allmendinger became the first American driver to win three consecutive Champ Car races in 12 years today after taking the victory for the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto. Paul Tracy sealed the Forsythe Team's dominance in his home town by finishing in second only 1.851 seconds behind his teammate. Both Forsythe drivers had to save fuel for almost the entire distance of the race but managed to squeeze more speed out of their cars than their competitors and make definitive passes. Once they climbed to the front of the field they never looked back. Allmendinger moves to second in the championship and will continue his hunt for the Vanderbilt Cup July 23 at Edmonton where he captured his first career Bridgestone Pole Position and led the most laps in 2005.

A.J. Allmendinger #7 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola
Race Winner
Second in Points

"The whole Forsythe Indeck team, they've been absolutely doing a brilliant job every weekend that I've been with the team. The crew guys, they worked really hard and keep plugging away, and the whole engineering staff, they just did -- this is definitely the hardest weekend to go through because the car wasn't great right away, we had to keep working at it. Seems like every time we get in race mode, they hit it perfect, and the car's just brilliant to drive, nice and smooth, and we can keep the pace, not abuse the tires. I said yesterday that I had no problem starting behind Wilson because I knew that my team would give me better pit stops, and that's just exactly what happened and they got me out in the lead. Everything's just falling into place so far during the races. It takes a lot during the Champ Car races to have a lot of luck with timing of the yellows and everything that can happen. It's just we've been fortunate, made the right calls, had the car to beat. I just want to keep doing this."

Paul Tracy #3 INDECK Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola
Second Position
Sixth in Points

"It was a good race for us. I'm happy for Team Forsythe. To come away in Toronto with a 1-2, it's great. It's a great feeling to know that our team has rebounded this year. We've got performance back in the car, and the team is up. You know, I had a good race today. AJ was strong. There was a point in the race where everybody was saving a lot of fuel. AJ was starting to pull out a little bit. I knew I could get by if I just tried to use a little bit of fuel for a couple laps. I was able to get by Sebastien and Wilson, but then had to save a lot of fuel. You know, we had a pretty big margin after the last pit stop, over Sebastien. I was able to really just run at my own pace and try to pace off of AJ. But all in all, I'm happy. You know, it's been a rough year so far. But to come away, we know we can perform, we know we can run with the top guys in the series. To come away with a podium in my hometown is great."

-fr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , A.J. Allmendinger