CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver Pole Award New Record (Again)

Vancouver, BC -- The Marlboro Pole Award rollover bonus went unclaimed for the 21st consecutive event at Road America, meaning that the potential Marlboro Pole Award payout at the Molson Indy Vancouver is a record $340,000, including $10,000 for...

Vancouver, BC -- The Marlboro Pole Award rollover bonus went unclaimed for the 21st consecutive event at Road America, meaning that the potential Marlboro Pole Award payout at the Molson Indy Vancouver is a record $340,000, including $10,000 for winning the pole and $330,000 in rollover funds.

The Molson Indy Vancouver marks nearly 14 months since the rollover bonus, which grows at a rate of $15,000 per event until a victory from the pole is recorded, was last claimed by Alex Zanardi (Target Reynard Honda) at Cleveland in 1997. Including the $100,000 winner's purse, the potential payout for a victory from the pole at Vancouver is $440,000. Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Swift Ford) is the only CART driver to have won from the pole at Vancouver, and he did it twice, in 1991 and '92.

Source: CART Online

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Zanardi