Trois-Rivieres provisional qualifying report

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Alexandre Tagliani earned the provisional pole Friday for Sunday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Player's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of ...

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada - Alexandre Tagliani earned the provisional pole Friday for Sunday's KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Player's Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres. Tagliani, of Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of 1:01.845 for an average speed of 88.524 mph. Tagliani will be shooting for his third-straight pole following Saturday's final qualifying. Tagliani also won the Atlantic races here in 1997 and 1998. Points leader Anthony Lazzaro, of Acworth, Ga., was second fastest in provisional qualifying with a time of 1:02.401. Kenny Wilden, of Burlington, Ont., was third fastest at 1:02.483. Final qualifying is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday's round seven of the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship is scheduled for a 1:45 p.m. local start.

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Canada -- Starting lineup for Saturday's 45-lap, 68.43-mile KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship race, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:01.854, 88.524. 2. Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga., Swift 008.a, 1:02.401, 87.748. 3. Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:02.483, 87.633. 4. Lee Bentham, Newmarket, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:02.498, 87.612. 5. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:02.612, 87.452. 6. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:02.659, 87.387. 7. William Langhorne, Washington, D.C., Swift 008.a, 1:02.875, 87.087. 8. Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:03.191, 86.651. 9. Sam Hornish, Jr., Defiance, Ohio, Swift 008.a, 1:03.225, 86.604. 10. Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:03.233, 86.594. 11. Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:03.421, 86.337. 12. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:03.483, 86.253. 13. Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, Calif., Swift 008.a, 1:03.496, 86.235. 14. Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, 1:03.755, 85.885. 15. Jean-Francois Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:03.765, 85.871. 16. Tony Ave, Indianapolis, Ind., Swift 008.a, 1:04.096, 85.428. 17. Christophe Beauvais, Montreal, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:04.656, 84.688. 18. Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, 1:04.923, 84.339. 19. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:05.178, 84.009. 20. Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:05.185, 84.000. 21. Peter MacLeod, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, 1:05.780, 83.241. 22. Brian Westerlund, Surrey, B.C., Canada, Ralt RT-41, 1:06.007, 82.954. 23. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., Ralt RT-40, 1:06.377, 82.492. 24. Eric Jensen, New Castle, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, 1:08.075, 80.434. 25. John Brooks, Tucson, Ariz., Swift 008.a, 1:08.075, 80.434. 26. Tom Wieringa, Oakbrook, Ill., Swift 008.a, 1:08.299, 80.171.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Tony Ave , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , Anthony Lazzaro , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Eric Jensen , Andrew Bordin , Jean-Francois Dumoulin , Masaoki Nagashima , Rocky Moran , Tom Wieringa , Sam Hornish Jr. , Lee Bentham