CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto Mercedes-Benz results

Garcia Jr. Scores Points for Mercedes in Rookie Appearance at Toronto Marking the mid-point in the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series, Michael Andretti won a battle royale at Toronto's Exhibition Place, defeating Adrian Fernandez by 6.527 ...

Garcia Jr. Scores Points for Mercedes in Rookie Appearance at Toronto

Marking the mid-point in the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series, Michael Andretti won a battle royale at Toronto's Exhibition Place, defeating Adrian Fernandez by 6.527 seconds to take his sixth career Molson Indy Toronto victory. Andretti took the lead following the second round of pit stops and persevered to the finish in a hard-fought race that claimed half of the field, including points leader Roberto Moreno.

Luiz Garcia Jr. scored championship points for the third time this season by finishing 12th in his first career appearance at the 1.755-mile temporary street circuit.

Drivers Mauricio Gugelmin, Bryan Herta, Michel Jourdain Jr. and 1997 race winner Mark Blundell retired with mechanical problems before the halfway point in the 112-lap contest. The series moves to Michigan International Speedway for the U.S. 500 on July 24. <pre> Results, Molson Indy Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 16, 2000

Pos.    Driver                  Engine          Laps    
1       Michael Andretti        Ford Cosworth   112     
2       Adrian Fernandez        Ford Cosworth   112     
3       Paul Tracy              Honda           112     
4       Cristiano da Matta      Toyota          112     
5       Alexandre Tagliani      Ford Cosworth   112     
6       Gil de Ferran           Honda           112     
7       Patrick Carpentier      Ford Cosworth   112     
8       Max Papis               Ford Cosworth   112     
9       Jimmy Vasser            Toyota          112     
10      Kenny Brack             Ford Cosworth   112     
12      Luiz Garcia Jr.         Mercedes-Benz   105     
15      Mauricio Gugelmin       Mercedes-Benz   45      
18      Bryan Herta             Mercedes-Benz   36      
19      Michel Jourdain Jr.     Mercedes-Benz   36      
22      Mark Blundell           Mercedes-Benz   19      

Driver's Championship Manufacturer's Championship

Roberto Moreno          110             Ford Cosworth           178
Michael Andretti         88             Honda                   152
Gil de Ferran            75             Toyota                  144
Paul Tracy               73             Mercedes-Benz            44

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Max Papis , Adrian Fernandez , Roberto Moreno , Patrick Carpentier , Paul Tracy , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Kenny Brack , Mark Blundell , Cristiano da Matta , Michel Jourdain , Luiz Garcia