Gurney on podium at Trois-Rivieres

It was a sweet and well-deserved moment for Alex Gurney when he sprayed champagne for the first time in his short Atlantic career on his AAR team from the victory podium at Trois Rivieres, Canada. With only a few laps to race through the bumpy,...

It was a sweet and well-deserved moment for Alex Gurney when he sprayed champagne for the first time in his short Atlantic career on his AAR team from the victory podium at Trois Rivieres, Canada. With only a few laps to race through the bumpy, narrow city streets, Alex passed David Rutledge (who was 4th at the time) to finish 3rd behind Buddy Rice and Dan Wheldon capturing his first Atlantic podium position, starting from an excellent 5th place qualifying spot.

Team Manager, Justin Gurney: The whole team worked diligently to find the right set up for the tricky conditions at this street circuit, and our race engineer Ken Anderson came through. We had reason to believe we were going to be good in the race, as Alex was very fast in the morning warm-up.

Alex Gurney: A bit of good luck, which eluded us in Cleveland where we were on the pole, was with us today. It was especially nice to finally do what my Dad started in LeMans so long ago; douse everybody with champagne from the victory podium. He taught me how to do it properly, I hope he was happy with the result.

Next stop: Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 20, 2000

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , David Rutledge , Dan Wheldon , Buddy Rice