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IN PURSUIT OF THE ULTIMATE HAT TRICK Fast Facts: Lynx Racing at the Molson Indy Vancouver 1. Lynx Racing has won the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic race at the Molson Indy Vancouver the last two years in a row -- in 1996 with Patrick Carpentier and 1997...

IN PURSUIT OF THE ULTIMATE HAT TRICK

Fast Facts: Lynx Racing at the Molson Indy Vancouver

1. Lynx Racing has won the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic race at the Molson Indy Vancouver the last two years in a row -- in 1996 with Patrick Carpentier and 1997 with Memo Gidley -- and will be in pursuit of the ultimate hat trick this weekend ...

2. Gidley won three of the first four races in the 1998 Atlantic season, stands second in the championship battle and is talking with several CART teams about 1999...

3. Lynx Racing's remarkable rookie, Buddy Rice, is looking to a pair of completely re-built race cars to transform a season that has become a reliability contest back into an all-out battle between drivers...

4. Owned by Peggy Haas and Jackie Doty, Lynx Racing has won the Atlantic championship the last two years in a row and is one of the most unique and successful 'driver development' programs in open-wheel racing today...

5. Practice: Friday, Sept. 4 / 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Qualifying: Friday, Sept. 4 / 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Race: Saturday, Sept. 5 / 2:30 p.m. / 38 laps TV: ESPN2 / Sunday, Sept. 6 / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Two weeks could make all the difference in Lynx Racing's pursuit of the ultimate hat trick at this weekend's Molson Indy Vancouver. That's the break between the last KOOL/Toyota Atlantic race at Road America (where Lynx driver Memo Gidley finished second) and this weekend at Vancouver (where Gidley won last year)... just barely enough time to strip both of the team's Swift 008.a Atlantic cars down to bare tubs, repair the inherent structural problems that have hampered the team

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Memo Gidley , Patrick Carpentier , Buddy Rice