Edmonton: Adreas Wirth race notes

6th podium finish in a row for Andreas Wirth At The Napa Auto Parts Toyota Atlantic Challenge of Edmonton At Edmonton's Finning International Speedway, the cars of the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama began preparing...

6th podium finish in a row for Andreas Wirth At The Napa Auto Parts Toyota Atlantic Challenge of Edmonton

At Edmonton's Finning International Speedway, the cars of the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama began preparing for Round 8 of 12 on the 2005 calendar. Intermittent rain showers hampered the practice so most cars turned their fastest times early in the session. Andreas Wirth was fifth quickest in this inaugural race posting a fast lap of 1:13.169. German first-year racer Wirth continued his streak of top-five qualifying efforts this season.

After also finishing on the podium in the last five Atlantic events, Wirth was aiming to keep another streak going on Sunday. For the sixth consecutive race, Toyota Atlantic rookie Andreas Wirth came home in third place on Sunday, moving from fifth to third in the opening lap. Wirth's consecutive podium finishes mark the most by an Atlantic driver since 2001 when former series champion Hoover Orsi produced eight straight top-three results on his way to the Series crown.

Andreas Wirth: "The start was really good, especially because the other guys in front of me had trouble. It was a great race. I did not have good tires because of issues in earlier sessions. But I was pleased with our results given the challenges. Toyota Atlantic is a very competitive series and I'm glad I made the move here to run."

Heading into San Jose, Rookie Andreas Wirth of Brooks Associates Racing is quietly putting together an outstanding season and he's been red hot lately. Wirth, the 2004 Formula BMW USA champion, has been impressive in qualifying, starting in the top five in all eight events this season. Next step is the Inaugural San Jose Grand Prix weekend is July 29th - 31st.

For further information, please visit www.andreas-wirth.com or www.brooksassociatesracing.com.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Hoover Orsi , Andreas Wirth