Laguna Seca Friday Qualifying

MONTEREY, Calif. - Series leader Anthony Lazzaro won the provisional pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at Laguna Seca, part of the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey. Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., posted a time of...

MONTEREY, Calif. - Series leader Anthony Lazzaro won the provisional pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at Laguna Seca, part of the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey. Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., posted a time of 1:20.544 around the 2.238-mile road course to earn the provisional pole. Lazzaro is aiming for his fifth pole during Saturday's final qualifying, then will set his sights on clinching the drivers' championship with a third-place finish or better at Saturday's race. Canadian Alex Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., was second fastest on Friday, with a provisional qualifying time of 1:20.640. Canadian Andrew Bordin, of Woodbridge, Ont., was third-fastest at 1:20.673. Final qualifying is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Saturday's round 11 of the 12-race KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship is set for a 3:30 p.m. start.

MONTEREY, Calif. - Provisional starters for Saturday's 30-lap KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship at Laguna Seca Raceway, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, and qualifying speed in miles per hour: 1. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:20.554, 100.017. 2. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que,, Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:20.642, 99.908. 3. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:20.673, 99.869. 4. William Langhorne, Washington, D.C., Swift 008.a, 1:21.160, 99.270. 5. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:21.331, 99.061. 6. Sam Hornish, Jr., Defiance, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 1:21.542, 98.805. 7. Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:21.801, 98.492. 8. Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:21.822, 98.467. 9. Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:21.902, 98.371. 10. Lee Bentham, Newmarket, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:22.132, 98.095. 11. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:22.634, 97.499. 12. Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:22.849, 97.246. 13. Peter MacLeod, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:23.790, 96.154. 14. Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:23.833, 96.105. 15. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:23.982, 95.934. 16. Jean-Francois Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:24.391, 95.469. 17. Mauro Fartuszek, Buenos Airies, Arg., Swift 008.a, 1:25.223, 94.537. 18. Dave Cutler, Medina, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:25.943, 93.745. 19. Joe Sposato, Arcadia, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:26.069, 93.608. 20. Christophe Beauvais, Montreal, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:26.262, 93.399. 21. Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, 1:26.502, 93.140. 22. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 1:26.543, 93.095. 23. Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:26.599, 93.035. 24. Jim Lovett, Deerfield, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:27.137, 92.461. 25. Brian Westerlund, Surrey, B.C., Canada, Ralt RT-41, 1:27.391, 92.192. 26. Tom Jagemann, Manitowoc, Wis., Ralt RT-41, 1:28.181, 91.366. 27. Tom Wieringa, Oak Brook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:28.898, 90.629. 28. Scott Wood, Houston, Texas, Swift 008.a, 1:29.568, 89.951. 29. Giuseppe Asturi, Solon, Ohio, Ralt RT-41, 1:33.603, 86.074. 30. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Swift 008.a, no time.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Alex Tagliani , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , Anthony Lazzaro , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Andrew Bordin , Jean-Francois Dumoulin , Masaoki Nagashima , Rocky Moran , Tom Wieringa , Sam Hornis , Lee Bentham