MADISON, Ill. - Memo Gidley, of Novato, Calif., slipped by polesitter Anthony Lazzaro on lap 18 of the rain-shortened KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Motorola 300 at Gateway International Raceway and went on to record his ...
MADISON, Ill. - Memo Gidley, of Novato, Calif., slipped by polesitter Anthony Lazzaro on lap 18 of the rain-shortened KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Motorola 300 at Gateway International Raceway and went on to record his second victory of the season. Gidley, who started on the front row alongside Lazzaro, passed Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., shortly after a restart, then was awarded the victory when rainfall shortened the scheduled 50-lap race to just 27 laps. Gidley, Lazzaro and Andrew Bordin went three-wide into turn two. In the process, Bordin, of Woodbridge, Ont., slipped into second place right before a full-course caution came out due to rain. The abbreviated race ended under yellow. Bordin finished second, his third-straight runner-up finish. Lazzaro was third.
Gidley continues to lead the points championship with 53 points. Bordin is second with 48. The KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship continues next Saturday, May 30, at the Milwaukee Mile.
MADISON, Ill. -- Results from Saturday's rain-shortened 27-lap KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at Gateway International Raceway, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, base purse, laps and reason out. 1. (2), Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 27. 2. (3), Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Ralt RT-40, 27. 3. (1), Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 27. 4. (5), Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Ralt RT-41, 27. 5. (10), Lee Bentham, Richmond, Ont., Ralt RT-40, 27. 6. (9), David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 27. 7. (6), Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Ralt RT-41, 27. 8. (4), Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Swift 008.a, 27. 9. (18), David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Swift 008.a, 27. 10. (20), Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Swift 008.a, 27. 11. (11), Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Ralt RT-41, 27. 12. (16), Mark Tague, Laguna Hills, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 27. 13. (13), Masaoki Nagashima, Japan, Swift 008.a, 27. 14. (19), John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 27. 15. (17), Ted Sahley, Cleveland, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 27. 16. (15), Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Ralt RT-41, 27. 17. (12), Andrea Delorenzi, Italy, Ralt RT-41, 24, mechanical. 18. (8), Rob MacDonald, Kenswick, Ont., Swift 008.a, 12. 19. (7), Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 7, contact. 20. (14), Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 7, contact. 21. (21), John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 0, suspension. 22. (22), Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Swift 008.a, 0, did not start. Race Statistics: Time of race: 28 minutes, 19.198 sec. Average speed: 72.648 mph. Margin of victory: .942 sec. Lap leaders: Lazzaro, 1-16; Gidley, 17-27. Cautions: three, for 20 laps. Point leaders (after 3 of 13 rounds): Gidley, 53; Bordin, 48; Rice, 37; Sielsky, 23; Bentham, 21; Pook, 19; Rutledge, 18; Montgomery, 18; David, 16; Delorenzi, 15; Lazzaro, 15. Next race: May 30, Milwaukee, Wis.