Montreal: RuSport race notes

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#3 Aaron Justus: Qualified 4th (1:32.450/105.488-mph).Finished 3rd.

#4 A.J. Allmendinger: Qualified 1st (1:21.839/106.190-mph*new track record). Finished 1st.

RuSPORT driver A.J. Allmendinger finished out a perfect race day with a flag-to-flag victory that also delivered the fastest lap of the race and shaved yet more time from his final qualifying record pole lap. Today's win extends A.J.'s point lead to 26 (172 total). Allmendinger's 6 victories sets the new rookie record for total wins in one season since the Toyota Atlantic series became a national championship in 1991.Fellow R?SPORT pilot Aaron Justus executed a beautiful pass on Michael Valiente heading onto the front straight on Lap 10 to capture his third podium in four races. Justus' performance today brings his point total to 111 (5th in standings).

#3 Aaron Justus

"I'm very pleased with today's result. R?SPORT gave me a great car again all weekend. Our goal has always been to keep improving and here in Montreal we did that. The momentum is great and with three podiums in four races, we're showing we're consistent in our performance."

#4 A.J. Allmendinger

"Coming out of Mid-Ohio we really needed a good weekend. We got that today, but after yesterday's engine trouble, the R?SPORT team worked hard for it. We knew we were fast, so today was just showing that. Everything went perfect today, from qualifying to the end of the race. The team did a great job and I was happy I could deliver."

Jeremy Dale, Team President

"A.J. has had a number of 23-point weekends, and this is pretty close at 22. Unfortunately the team let him a down a little bit in qualifying on Friday, but he bounced back and really kept his head in the game. Aaron did the same thing. He started fourth and passed (Michael) Valiante-who was very quick today- for the podium. I'm very proud of everyone for the effort this weekend and A.J. has a little more of a cushion now heading into the Denver weekend and for the championship."

Carl Russo, Team Owner

"It was a great weekend and a great way to bounce back from some of the disappointment from Mid-Ohio. We brought home a first and third finish and both guys did great. A.J. led from the front and Aaron came to the front; a double podium and a great performance. "

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Series Atlantic
Drivers A.J. Allmendinger , Carl Russo , Aaron Justus