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Cleveland Friday Practice
Jul 10, 1998, 12:19 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Canadian Kenny Wilden posted the fastest practice time for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland. Wilden, of Burlington, Ont., drove his Swift 008.a around ...

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Canadian Kenny Wilden posted the fastest practice time for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland.

Wilden, of Burlington, Ont., drove his Swift 008.a around the Burke Lakefront Airport course for a time of 1:09.534, an average speed of 109.03 miles per hour. Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., was the second-fastest at 1:09.806. Anthony Lazzaro of Acworth, Ga., was fourth at 1:09.959. Points leader Memo Gidley, of Novato, Calif., was fourth at 1:10.093. The top four drivers were in Swifts.

Cleveland's Ted Sahley was 29th, with a time of 1:17.805.

Qualifying for Saturday's race is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., followed by a second qualifying session at 11:25 a.m. Saturday's round six of the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.

1. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:09.534, 109.034. 2. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Swift 008.a, 1:09.806, 108.609. 3. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:09.959, 108.372. 4. Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:10.093, 108.164. 5. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Ralt RT-41, 1:10.282, 107.874. 6. David Rutledge, West Vancouver, B.C., Swift 008.a, 1:10.761, 107.143. 7. Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:10.907, 106.923. 8. Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:10.939, 106.874. 9. David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:11.010, 106.768. 10. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:11.071, 106.676. 11. Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:11.158, 106.546. 12. Andrea Delorenzi, Italy, Ralt RT-41, 1:11.498, 106.039. 13. Lee Bentham, Richmond Hill, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:11.667, 105.789. 14. Rob MacDonald, Keswick, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:11.940, 105.387. 15. Masaoki Nagashima, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:11.946, 105.379. 16. John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 1:12.413, 104.699. 17. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, Swift 008.a, 1:12.455, 104.638. 18. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 1:12.799, 104.144. 19. Ian Bland, Australia, Ralt RT-40, 1:13.045, 103.793. 20. Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:13.304, 103.426. 21. Zak Brown, Indianapolis, Ind., Swift 008.a, 1:13.477, 103.183. 22. Bob Thomas, Clarkston, Mich., Ralt RT-41, 1:13.744, 102.809. 23. Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Swift 008.a, 1:14.228, 102.139. 24. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 1:14.457, 101.825. 25. Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:15.231, 100.777. 26. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Swift 008.a, 1:15.650, 100.219. 27. George Frazier, Prospect, Ky., Ralt RT-41, 1:15.690, 100.166. 28. Sergei Szortyka, Sinking Spring, Pa., Ralt RT-41, 1:17.447, 97.894. 29. Ted Sahley, Cleveland, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 1:17.805, 97.443. 30. Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Swift 008.a, no time, 0.

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