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Despite body damage to his car and two late restarts, Alex Tagliani was able to hold off Andrew Ranger to win the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto for the second time.
Canada’s latest IndyCar hero Robert Wickens says losing his wheel-banging fight with Simon Pagenaud over second place would cause no hard feelings because both cars survived the clash.
Scott Dixon, who scored his 44th victory in Toronto today said that he was confident in the pace of his car, but that it had been a challenging race due to tire pick-up under cautions and stubborn backmarkers.
Scott Dixon was in commanding form in Toronto once his principal title rivals hit the wall and/or each other, while Simon Pagenaud came home second ahead of hometown heroes Robert Wickens and James Hinchcliffe.
Santi Urrutia scored his second Indy Lights win of the season for Belardi Auto Racing, but it was a very downbeat event as both Colton Herta and Victor Franzoni made only token start-and-park efforts due to injury and finances respectively.
Scott Dixon led the raceday warm-up for Chip Ganassi Racing, beating polesitter Josef Newgarden by over 0.2sec, but Jordan King bounced off the inside curbing at Turn 8 and put his Ed Carpenter Racing-Chevrolet into the wall.
Rinus VeeKay dominated the Pro Mazda races for Juncos Racing, Kyle Kirkwood did the same for Cape Motorsports in USF2000, their prime virtues not only raceday pace but also the ability to dodge the carnage…
Veteran driver adds to his record for wins with late pass by Alex Tagliani to capture the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto.
Josef Newgarden put in a brave final flying lap to snatch his fourth pole position of the year ahead of points leader Scott Dixon, and simultaneously bump his teammates down to the second row of the grid.
You might not think a grid of seven cars could accrue so many incidents, but somehow the first Indy Lights race of the weekend at Toronto got thoroughly jumbled by a string of events and drizzle.
Takuma Sato put his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda on top in Saturday morning practice with a new track record, despite the drivers using the primary compound.
Primary or alternate compound tires, Scott Dixon appears to be the driver to beat this weekend at Toronto, as he nailed fastest time in FP2 by over 0.4sec.
Bouncing back from a disappointing race at Iowa Speedway, Scott Dixon put his Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda at the top of the times at Toronto, as Honda dominated the first session.
Alexander Rossi says his second place at Toronto, finishing less than two seconds behind the winning Penske of Josef Newgarden, was a result of a major advance by Andretti Autosport on street courses.
Graham Rahal was left cursing his bad luck at just missing the chance to pit when a caution period fell in Toronto’s Honda Indy, dropping him from a near-certain podium finish to an eventual ninth.
Josef Newgarden pitted at exactly the right time to benefit from a full-course caution, vaulting him ahead of Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud to grab victory in Toronto.
Kyle Kaiser completed a Toronto double to leap into a commanding lead in the Indy Lights championship, although polesitter Colton Herta was the early star of the race.
Honda Indy Toronto and its owners and operators, Green Savoree Racing Promotions have announced that Honda will back the Toronto IndyCar race for at least three more years.