GIDLEY WINS SECOND STRAIGHT, LYNX RACING WIN STREAK CONTINUES AT MILWAUKEE WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Memo Gidley, of Novato, Calif., recorded his third victory of the season Saturday, winning the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race...
GIDLEY WINS SECOND STRAIGHT, LYNX RACING WIN STREAK CONTINUES AT MILWAUKEE WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Memo Gidley, of Novato, Calif., recorded his third victory of the season Saturday, winning the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Miller 200 weekend at the Milwaukee Mile.
Gidley started on the pole and steadily pulled away from the field to record his second straight victory, driving a Lynx Racing Ralt RT-41. Gidley has won three races and teammate Buddy Rice, of Phoenix, Ariz., has won the other race, making it a clean sweep for Lynx Racing so far this season.
Canadian Lee Bentham, of Richmond Hill, Ont., made it close on the final lap, closing to within just .201 second at the checkered flag to take second place. Bentham's teammate, Alexandre Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., finished third. Matt Sielsky, of Northbrook, Ill., was fourth and Andrew Bordin, of Woodbridge, Ont., was fifth.
Gidley continues to lead the drivers' championship with 74 points. Bordin is second with 59, Rice is third with 42 points.
The KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship continues next Saturday in Montreal, Que., as part of the Player's Grand Prix of Canada.
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Results Saturday of the 60-lap, 61.92-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Milwaukee Mile, with position, driver, hometown or country, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.
1. (1), Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 60. 2. (6), Lee Bentham, Canada, Swift 008.a, 60. 3. (23), Alexandre Tagliani, Canada, Swift 008.a, 60. 4. (3), Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Ralt RT-41, 60. 5. (9), Andrew Bordin, Canada, Ralt RT-41, 60. 6. (4), Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 60. 7. (5), Jeff Shafer, Overton, Nev., Swift 008.a, 60. 8. (8), David Rutledge, Canada, Swift 008.a, 60. 9. (12), Rob MacDonald, Canada, Swift 008.a, 60. 10. (14), Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 60. 11. (2), Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Ralt RT-41, 60. 12. (10), Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Swift 008.a, 60. 13. (16), Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Swift 008.a, 60. 14. (22), Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Ralt RT-41, 60. 15. (11), Andrea Delorenzi, Italy, Ralt RT-41, 60. 16. (21), Kenny Wilden, Canada, Swift 008.a, 59. 17. (17), Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Ralt RT-41, 59. 18. (7), John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 58. 19. (20), Cam Binder, Canada, Swift 008.a, 58. 20. (13), Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 57. 21. (19), Mark Tague, Laguna Hills, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 52, mechanical. 22. (15), David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 28, mechanical. 23. (18), John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 15, suspension.
Time of race: 32: 29.552 seconds. Average speed: 114.340 mph. Margin of victory: .201 sec. Lap leaders: Gidley, 1-60. Cautions: one, for 11 laps. Fastest race lap: Hill, 0:25.740 (144.335 mph). Point leaders: Gidley, 74; Bordin, 59; Rice, 42; Bentham, 37; Sielsky, 35; Tagliani, 26; Rutledge, 26; Lazzaro, 25; Montgomery, 22; Pook, 19. Next race: Saturday, June 6, at the Canadian Grand Prix.