Montreal Race Report

MONTREAL (June 17, 2000) David Rutledge and his Lynx Racing team earned their first victory of the season Saturday at the Grand Prix Air Canada in Montreal, Canada, narrowly edging out PPI Motorsports Andrew Bordin, to win Round 5 of the 12-race...

MONTREAL (June 17, 2000) David Rutledge and his Lynx Racing team earned their first victory of the season Saturday at the Grand Prix Air Canada in Montreal, Canada, narrowly edging out PPI Motorsports Andrew Bordin, to win Round 5 of the 12-race CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.

Rutledge, of West Vancouver, British Columbia earned his first career Atlantic win after passing Bordin of Woodbridge, Ontario on the final turn of the final lap of the race. Rutledge also set a new fastest race lap record of 1:35.945 for this event on his final trip around the track. The previous race lap record, a 1:36.704 was set by Buddy Rice during last year's race at Montreal. Daniel Wheldon, Bordin’s teammate finished third in Saturday’s race.

Andrew Bordin now leads the Atlantic driver's championship with 67 points while Dan Wheldon is second with 65. Buddy Rice dropped to third in the points being forced into early retirement when Bordin slid into him on the first turn of the first race lap. David Rutledge is fourth in the standings with 60 points.

Provisional results Saturday of the 27 lap CART Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Grand Prix Air Canada in Montreal, with finishing position, starting position in parenthesis, driver, laps completed, and reason out, if any. Results are subject to change without prior notification.

<pre> 1. (1), David Rutledge, 27, Running. 2. (3), Andrew Bordin, 27, Running. 3. (5), Daniel Wheldon (R), 27, Running. 4. (4), Martin Basso (R), 27, Running. 5. (11), William Langhorne, 27, Running. 6. (6), Rocky Moran Jr., 27, Running. 7. (7), Alex Gurney, 27, Running. 8. (12), Mike Conte, 27, Running. 9. (10), Kuno II Wittmer, 27, Running. 10. (13), Bruno St-Jacques (R), 27, Running. 11. (19), Akihiro Asai (R), 27, Running. 12. (17), Stephen C. Roy (R), 27, Running. 13. (24), David Cutler, 27, Running. 14. (21), Christophe Beauvais, 27, Running. 15. (27), Joey Scarallo (R), 27, Running. 16. (23), Sergei Szortyka, 26, Running. 17. (8), Bob Perona, 26, Running. 18. (20), Cam Binder, 26, Running. 19. (22), Steve Lorenzen (R), 26, Running. 20. (14), Masaoki Nagashima, 25, Running. 21. (25), Eric Jensen, 18, Mechanical. 22. (16), T.J. Bell (R), 14, Off Course. 23. (26), Tom Wieringa, 14, Off Course. 24. (9), Hoover Orsi (R), 11, Mechanical. 25. (15), Pete Mercier (R), 9, Contact. 26. (18), Cemal Yelkin (R), 6, Mechanical. 27. (28), Bob Siska, 6, Mechanical. 28. (2), Buddy Rice, 0, Contact.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Martin Basso , Hoover Orsi , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , T.J. Bell , Rocky Moran Jr. , Bruno St-Jacques , Dan Wheldon , David Cutler , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Eric Jensen , Andrew Bordin , Masaoki Nagashima , Akihiro Asai , Sergei Szortyka , Tom Wieringa