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<pre> THE CART TOYOTA ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP Round 7, Molson Indy Toronto July 14-16, Toronto, Ontario (Canada) TOP TEN Driver Points 1. Buddy Rice 82 2. Daniel Wheldon (R) 73 3.

<pre> THE CART TOYOTA ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 7, Molson Indy Toronto
July 14-16, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

TOP TEN

Driver Points

1.        Buddy Rice                   82
2.        Daniel Wheldon (R)           73
3.        Andrew Bordin                69
4.        Martin Basso (R)             66
5.        David Rutledge               60
6.        Rocky Moran Jr.              59
7.        Hoover Orsi (R)              52
8.        William Langhorne            36
9.        Mike Conte                   25
10.      T.J. Bell (R)                 23

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday, July 14:

Practice 9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a Qualifying 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, July 15:

Practice 8:00 a.m. -- 8:30 a Qualifying 11:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 16:

Warm Up 8:45 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m RACE 12:00 (35 laps)

ATLANTIC HISTORY AT TORONTO

Due to a rotating schedule with Indy Lights, Atlantic did not race at Toronto in 1999.

Track Records Qualifying Record Alex Barron: 1 min.: 07.463 sec, 91.837 mph 07/19/1997

Race Record Alexandre Tagliani: 59 min.: 04.390 sec. 68.172 mph 07/18/1998

Fastest Race Lap Lee Bentham: 1 min.: 07.798 sec. 91.383 mph 07/18/1998

Past Winners 1990: Freddy Rhemrev (USA), Reynard 90H-Toyota (Y) 1991: Stuart Crow (USA), Swift DB-4-Toyota (Y) 1992: David Empringham (CDN), Swift DB-4-Toyota (Y) 1993: Claude Bourbonnais (CDN) Ralt RT-40-Toyota (Y) 1994: Richie Hearn (USA), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1995: Richie Hearn (USA), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1996: Patrick Carpentier (CDN), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1997: Memo Gidley (USA), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1998: Alexandre Tagliani (CDN), Swift 008.a-Toyota (Y)

Past Polesitters 1990: Brian Till (USA), Swift DB-4-Toyota (Y) 1991: Jimmy Vasser (USA), Swift DB-4-Toyota (Y) 1992: Russell Spence (GB), Reynard 92H-Toyota (Y) 1993: Claude Bourbonnais (CDN) Ralt RT-40-Toyota (Y) 1994: David Empringham (CDN), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1995: Richie Hearn (USA), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1996: Patrick Carpentier (CDN), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1997: Alex Barron (USA), Ralt RT-41-Toyota (Y) 1998: Lee Bentham (CDN) Swift 008.a-Toyota (Y)

* Run on Yokohama Tires

TELEVISION COVERAGE

TORONTO TELECASTS - The CTV, RDS and ESPN2 telecasts for the Toronto race are as follows:

AIRDATE

ESPN2 Sun., July 23, 10:00 Repeat: Thu., July 27, 4:00 a.m.

ESPN Int'l Sun., July 23, 10:00 Repeat: Thu., July 27, 4:00 a.m.

RDS Sat., July 29, 8:30 a.m.

CTV Mon, July 24, 7:00 p.m. East, Ontario & Pacific regions Tues, July 25, 8:00 p.m. West Region Repeat: Tues, July 25, 3:00 p.m. East Region Only

THE SERIES

The CART-sanctioned Toyota Atlantic Championship is a key rung on CART's "Ladder System" and is noted for its long history of graduating its stars into CART competition. Among the drivers who have graduated from the Atlantic series are CART Champ Car stars Michael Andretti, Jimmy Vasser, Richie Hearn, Patrick Carpentier and Alex Tagliani, former Champ Car stars Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, as well as 1997 FIA Formula One Champion, Jacques Villeneuve.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Memo Gidley , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Richie Hearn , Martin Basso , Hoover Orsi , David Rutledge , T.J. Bell , Rocky Moran Jr. , Alex Barron , Danny Sullivan , David Empringham , Buddy Rice , Andrew Bordin , Claude Bourbonnais , Lee Bentham