Toronto: AFS/Andretti Green Racing race notes

TORONTO, Canada. (July 11, 2009) - AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Sebastian Saavedra second and first, respectively, in Saturday's running of the Toronto 100 Indy Lights race on the Streets of Toronto. Hildebrand ...

TORONTO, Canada. (July 11, 2009) - AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Sebastian Saavedra second and first, respectively, in Saturday's running of the Toronto 100 Indy Lights race on the Streets of Toronto. Hildebrand started today's race from the fourth position and Saavedra started pole.

The next Firestone Indy Lights race is July 25, the Grand Prix of Edmonton.

J.R. Hildebrand, #26 AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing Dallara/Firestone:

"We definitely salvaged a good finish out of today's race. I really owe it to the #26 boys in the pits. They really did an awesome job with the pit stop. I hit the wall early and bent the rear suspension pretty bad, maybe five or six laps into the race so I was just hanging on for most of the race. I thought maybe I could stick with Sebastian (Saavedra) because I was keeping up with him for most of the middle segment but then I just started to close the car. So, I backed off and I knew we could at the very least hold on to the end. We captured more points and we'll see what we've got in a couple of weeks in Edmonton."

Sebastian Saavedra, #27 AFS Racing/Andretti Green Racing Dallara/Firestone:

"It wasn't easy, I'm telling you. This is one of the hardest tracks I've been to in both wet and dry conditions. The #27 crew did an awesome job. I'm very happy for AFS/Andretti Green Racing. The win today gave us the points we lost from last weekend's race. So, we are back fighting for the championship."

-credit: afs/agr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Sebastian Saavedra , J.R. Hildebrand