Toronto Provisional Qualifying

Player's Forsythe Teammates Lee Bentham and Alex Tagliani Claim Top Two Spots in Friday's Provisional Qualifying at Toronto TORONTO, Ont. - Lee Bentham of nearby Richmond Hill will start on the provisional pole for Saturday's...

Player's Forsythe Teammates Lee Bentham and Alex Tagliani Claim Top Two Spots in Friday's Provisional Qualifying at Toronto

TORONTO, Ont. - Lee Bentham of nearby Richmond Hill will start on the provisional pole for Saturday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Molson Indy Toronto.

Bentham, who won at Montreal earlier this year, posted a time of 1:07.877 around the 1.721-mile temporary street circuit. Bentham's teammate, Alex Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., will start alongside Bentham on the front row with a provisional time of 1:07.991. Rino Mastronardi, in just his second Atlantic event, will start third with a time of 1:08.203. Points leader Memo Gidley posted the seventh-fastest time in the provisional qualifying session that was slowed significantly due to three red-flag sessions. Saturday's round seven of the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

TORONTO, Ont. -- Starters for Saturday's Player's Challenge for the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Molson Indy Toronto, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. Lee Bentham, Richmond Hill, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:07.877, 94.618. 2. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Swift 008.a, 1:07.991, 94.459. 3. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, Swift 008.a, 1:08.203, 94.165. 4. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:08.589, 93.636. 5. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:08.763, 93.399. 6. Andrea Delorenzi, Italy, Ralt RT-41, 1:09.177, 92.840. 7. Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:09.346, 92.613. 8. Derek Hill, Costa Mesa, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:09.356, 92.600. 9. Rob MacDonald, Keswick, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:09.807, 92.002. 10. David Pook, Long Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:09.994, 91.756. 11. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B. C., Swift 008.a, 1:10.034, 91.704. 12. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:10.244, 91.429. 13. Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:10.413, 91.210. 14. Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 1:10.481, 91.122. 15. Matt Sielsky, Northbrook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:11.417, 89.928. 16. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Swift 008.a, 1:11.668, 89.613. 17. Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Ralt RT-41, 1:11.841, 89.397. 18. Luc Lesage, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Ralt RT-41, 1:12.094, 89.083. 19. Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Ralt RT-41, 1:12.153, 89.010. 20. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Swift 008.a, 1:12.204, 88.947. 21. Michael Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:12.355, 88.762. 22. Masaoki Nagashima, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:12.608, 88.453. 23. Frank Allers, Coquitlam, B. C., Reynard 93H, 1:13.034, 87.937. 24. Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:13.135, 87.815. 25. Eric Andrew Jensen, Toronto, Ont., Reynard 93H, 1:13.780, 87.047. 26. Ian Bland, Australia, Ralt RT-40, 1:14.567, 86.129. 27. John Rutherford, Ft. Worth, Texas, Swift 008.a, 1:14.658, 86.024. 28. Stephane Roy, Saint-Sauver, Que., Ralt RT-40, 1:15.018, 85.611. 29. George Frazier, Prospect, Ky., Ralt RT-41, 1:15.529, 85.032. 30. Sergei Szortyka, Sinking Spring, Pa., Ralt RT-41, 1:16.276, 84.199. 31. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Ralt RT-40, 1:19.299, 80.989. 32. Zak Brown, Indianapolis, Ind., Swift 008.a, 1:21.079, 79.211. 33. David Karlson, Claremont, Calif., Reynard 93H, 1:27.538, 73.367.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Derek Hill , Memo Gidley , Alex Tagliani , David Rutledge , Anthony Lazzaro , John Rutherford III , Buddy Rice , Andrew Bordin , Jean-Francois Dumoulin , Masaoki Nagashima , Sergei Szortyka , Eric Lang , Zak Brown , Lee Bentham , Luc Lesage , Rino Mastronardi