Nazareth Qualifying Story

NAZARETH, Pa. -- Buddy Rice will start from the pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Presented by Toyota. Rice, of Phoenix, Ariz., covered the .946-mile oval circuit with...

NAZARETH, Pa. -- Buddy Rice will start from the pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix Presented by Toyota.

Rice, of Phoenix, Ariz., covered the .946-mile oval circuit with a time of :23.627, averaging 144 miles per hour in his Lynx Racing Ralt RT-41. Rice's fast qualifying lap was his second straight, following his pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach earlier this month.

Starting alongside Rice on the front will be Canadian Andrew Bordin, who recorded a time of :23.761 in his B.D.J.S Ralt RT-41, for an average speed of 143.327. Canadian Lee Bentham will start third in his Forsythe Racing Ralt RT-40.

Saturday's race, round two of the 13-race KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship, is scheduled for a 3 p.m. local start.

NAZARETH, Pa. -- Starters for Saturday's 60-lap, 56.76-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Ralt RT-41, 0:23.627, 144.140. 2. Andrew Bordin, Canada, Ralt RT-41, 0:23.761, 143.327. 3. Lee Bentham, Canada, Ralt RT-40, 0:23.988, 141.971. 4. Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 0:23.994, 141.935. 5. Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Ralt RT-41, 0:24.046, 141.628. 6. Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Swift 008.a, 0:24.364, 139.78. 7. John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 0:24.440, 139.345. 8. Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 0:24.493, 139.043. 9. Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 0:24.527, 138.851. 10. Rob MacDonald, Canada, Swift 008.a, 0:24.592, 138.484. 11. Andrea Delorenzi, Italy, Ralt RT-41, 0:24.695, 137.906. 12. Mark Tague, Laguna Hills, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 0:24.755, 137.572. 13. David Rutledge, Canada, Ralt RT-41, 0:24.976, 136.354. 14. Ted Sahley, Cleveland, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 0:25.042, 135.995. 15. Cam Binder, Canada, Swift 008.a, 0:25.184, 135.228. 16. Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Swift 008.a, 0:25.348, 134.353. 17. David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 0:25.497, 133.568. 18. Zak Brown, Indianapolis, Ind., Swift 008.a, 0:25.709, 132.467. 19. Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Ralt RT-41, 0:25.864, 131.673. 20. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 0:27.709, 122.905. 21. Alexandre Tagliani, Canada, Ralt RT-40, no time. 22. Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Ralt RT-41, no time.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Derek Hill , Memo Gidley , David Rutledge , John Rutherford III , Buddy Rice , Andrew Bordin , Eric Lang , Zak Brown , Lee Bentham