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TORONTO-- Patrick Carpentier, of Joliette, Que., captured his second straight Player's/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory Saturday at the Molson Indy Toronto. Carpentier's victory, his second consecutive wire-to-wire ...

TORONTO-- Patrick Carpentier, of Joliette, Que., captured his second straight Player's/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory Saturday at the Molson Indy Toronto. Carpentier's victory, his second consecutive wire-to-wire triumph, improved the 24-year-old's lead in the points championship with 107 after six of the 12 scheduled events. Case Montgomery, of Salinas, Calif., moved into second with 73 points, after finishing second in the race. Lee Bentham, of Richmond Hill, Ont., fell to third in the points with 70 after a 16th-place finish. Carpentier's third victory of the season came under a yellow-flag, the third full-course caution of the one-hour timed event. Carpentier was leading Montgomery by just a car-length when Serge Szortyka, of Sinking Spring, Pa., crashed his Ralt RT-41 with seven minutes remaining, bringing out the final yellow flag. From there, Carpentier cruised the final three laps under caution to collect his fifth career Atlantic victory. Carpentier averaged 69.098 miles-per-hour in the race, slowed considerably by the three caution periods, and completed the race in 1:00:24.901. The Player's/Toyota Atlantic Championship continues Aug. 3 at Trois-Rivieres, Que.

TORONTO -- Results Saturday of the 39-lap Player's/Toyota Atlantic Championship race on the 1.784-mile (2.871 km) temporary street circuit at the Molson Indy Toronto, with finishing position, starting position, driver, hometown or country, car, laps completed, prize money, and reason out, if any:<

1. (1) Patrick Carpentier, Joliette, Que, Ralt RT-41, 39, $22,000 (69.098 mph). 2. (4) Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 39, $12,500. 3. (3) Paul Jasper, Lake Forest, Ill., Ralt RT-41, 39, $9,000. 4. (8) Eric Lang, New York, N.Y., Ralt RT-41, 39, $7,000. 5. (7) Stan Wattles, Sewall's Point, Fla., Ralt RT-41, 39, $6,000. 6. (9) Robert Sollenskog, Antioch, Ill., Ralt RT-40, 39, $5,000. 7. (10) Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Ralt RT-41, 39, $4,000. 8. (14) Thane Sellers, San Francisco, Calif., Reynard 93H, 39, $5,500. 9. (15) Frank Allers, Coquitiam, B.C., Reynard 93H, 39, $3,600. 10. (12) Michael David, Corona, Calif., Ralt RT-41, 39, $2,100. 11. (17) Russ Bond, Toronto, Ont., Reynard 92H, 39, $2,500. 12. (16) Scott Wood, Houston, Texas, Ralt RT-41, 38, $1,400. 13. (13) Sergei Szortyka, Sinking Spring, Pa., Ralt RT-41, 34, $1,300, mechanical. 14. (5) Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Ralt RT-41, 33, $1,200, mechanical. 15. (19) David Cutler, Medina, Wash., Ralt RT-40, 32, $1,100, gearbox. 16. (2) Lee Bentham, Richmond Hill, Ont., Ralt RT-41, 31, mechanical. 17. (6) Jeret Schroeder, Vineland, N.J., Ralt RT-41, 25, ignition. 18. (11) Mike Shank, Columbus, Ohio, Swift DB-4, 22, $500, mechanical. 19. (21) Mike Sauce, Arlington, Texas, Reynard 92H, 20, $300, electrical. 20. (20) Stephen Sardelli, Jamestown, R.I., XFR-GS96, 3, accident. 21. (18) Jimmy Pugliese, Oceanside, N.Y., Swift DB-4, 0, did not start.

RACE STATISTICS:

Time of race: 1:00:24.901; average speed: 69.098 miles-per-hour; margin of victory: 3.5070 sec.; lap leaders: Carpentier, 1-39; yellow flags: three, for 20 laps; fastest race lap: Montgomery, 1:07.372 (95.327 mph); points standings (after six of 12 events): Carpentier, 107; Montgomery, 73; Bentham, 70; Jasper, 65; Schroeder, 42. Next race: Trois-Rivieres, Que., Aug. 3.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jeret Schroeder , Patrick Carpentier , David Cutler , Stan Wattles , Jimmy Pugliese , Sergei Szortyka , Eric Lang , Lee Bentham