Mid Ohio Friday Qualifying

TAGLIANI TAKES PROVISIONAL ATLANTIC POLE AT MID-OHIO LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Alex Tagliani took the provisional pole for Sunday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Tagliani, of Lachenaie,...

TAGLIANI TAKES PROVISIONAL ATLANTIC POLE AT MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Alex Tagliani took the provisional pole for Sunday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of 1:17.882 around the 2.258-mile course, an average of 104.37 miles per hour. Anthony Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., recorded a time of 1:18.322 for the second-fastest lap of the qualifying session. Lee Bentham, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was third fastest at 1:18.425.

Final qualifying is set for 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. Round nine of the 13-race KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Starters for Sunday's 25-lap, 56.45-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Swift 008.a, 1:17.882, 104.373. 2. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:18.322, 103.786. 3. Lee Bentham, Richmond Hill, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:18.425, 103.650. 4. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:18.454, 103.612. 5. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Ralt RT-41, 1:18.748, 103.225. 6. Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:19.011, 102.881. 7. Rino Mastronardi, Pistoia, Italy, Swift 008.a, 1:19.174, 102.670. 8. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alberta, Swift 008.a, 1:19.226, 102.602. 9. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:19.228, 102.600. 10. Memo Gidley, Novato, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:19.384, 102.398. 11. Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:19.534, 102.205. 12. Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:19.667, 102.034. 13. David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:19.737, 101.945. 14. Rob MacDonald, Keswick, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:19.832, 101.823. 15. David Rutledge, West Vancouver, B.C., Swift 008.a, 1:19.959, 101.662. 16. Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Swift 008.a, 1:20.515, 100.960. 17. Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:20.872, 100.514. 18. John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 1:21.270, 100.022. 19. Zak Brown, Indianapolis, Ind., Swift 008.a, 1:21.572, 99.651. 20. Joe Sposato, Arcadia, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:21.666, 99.537. 21. Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:21.705, 99.489. 22. Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:22.026, 99.100. 23. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 1:23.107, 97.811. 24. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 1:23.298, 97.586. 25. Sergei Szortyka, Sinking Spring, Pa., Ralt RT-41, 1:24.405, 96.307. 26. George Frazier, Prospect, Ky., Ralt RT-41, 1:28.250, 92.111. 27. Bob Ferstl, Houston, Texas, Ralt RT-41, no time.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Derek Hill , Memo Gidley , Alex Tagliani , David Rutledge , Anthony Lazzaro , John Rutherford III , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Andrew Bordin , Masaoki Nagashima , Sergei Szortyka , Eric Lang , Zak Brown , Lee Bentham , Rino Mastronardi