CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach Provisional Qualifying Results

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Dan Wheldon of England earned the provisional pole for Saturday's CART Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Wheldon posted a time of 1:20.091 around the 1.98-mile ...

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Dan Wheldon of England earned the provisional pole for Saturday's CART Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Wheldon posted a time of 1:20.091 around the 1.98-mile street circuit to take the provisional pole. If the time holds up following Saturday morning's second qualifying session, it will be Wheldon's second pole in the first three races. Wheldon's teammate, Andrew Bordin of Canada, was second fastest at 1:20.164. Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., was third fastest at 1:20.668. The second qualifying session is set for 8:55 a.m. Round three of the 12-race CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is scheduled to start at 3:15 p.m.

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Starting lineup for Saturday's 32-lap CART Toyota Atlantic Championship season opener at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and qualifying speed in miles-per-hour. 1. Daniel Wheldon, Newport Beach, Calif., 1:20.091, 88.459. 2. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Canada, 1:20.164, 88.379. 3. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., 1:20.668, 87.827. 4. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1:20.892, 87.583. 5. Martin Basso, Rafaela, Santa Fe, Arg., 1:20.906, 87.568. 6. Hoover Orsi, Campo Grande, Brazil, 1:21.404, 87.033. 7. William Langhorne, Warrentown, Va., 1:21.410, 87.026. 8. Pete Mercier, Las Vegas, Nev., 1:21.793, 86.619. 9. T.J. Bell, Sparks, Nev., 1:22.136, 86.257. 10. Kuno II Wittmer, Montreal, Que., Canada, 1:22.171, 86.22. 11. Bruno St-Jacques, Boucherville, Que., Canada, 1:22.279, 86.107. 12. Masaoki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, 1:22.395, 85.986. 13. Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., 1:22.593, 85.78. 14. Rocky Moran Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:22.756, 85.611. 15. Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., 1:23.343, 85.008. 16. Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., 1:23.533, 84.814. 17. Stephen C. Roy, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Canada, 1:23.925, 84.418. 18. Cemal Yelkin, Cranfield, Ohio, 1:24.094, 84.249. 19. Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta., Canada, 1:24.368, 83.975. 20. Christophe Beauvais, Montreal, Que., Canada, 1:24.678, 83.668. 21. Eric Jensen, Orlando, Fla., 1:24.866, 83.482. 22. David Cutler, Medina, Wash., 1:25.201, 83.154. 23. Tom Wieringa, Oak Brook, Ill., 1:26.956, 81.476. 24. Steve Lorenzen, Sonoma, Calif., 1:27.428, 81.036. 25. Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif., 1:28.913, 79.682. 26. Gary Peterson, Huntington Beach, Calif., 1:30.000, 78.72. 27. Imran Husain, Los Angeles, Calif., 1:35.824, 73.936. 28. Joey Scarallo, Smithtown, New York, no time.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Gurney , Martin Basso , Hoover Orsi , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , T.J. Bell , Rocky Moran Jr. , Bruno St-Jacques , Dan Wheldon , David Cutler , Buddy Rice , Bob Siska , Eric Jensen , Gary Peterson , Andrew Bordin , Masaoki Nagashima , Imran Husain , Tom Wieringa