Toronto qualifying report

Buck wins pole for CASCAR Indy race; NAPA Pontiac pilot bests own record during Saturday's qualifying session. TORONTO, ON - Robin Buck destroyed his own CASCAR Super Series Molson Indy Toronto pole qualifying record, on Saturday morning at the...

Buck wins pole for CASCAR Indy race; NAPA Pontiac pilot bests own record during Saturday's qualifying session.

TORONTO, ON - Robin Buck destroyed his own CASCAR Super Series Molson Indy Toronto pole qualifying record, on Saturday morning at the Exhibition Place street circuit. The NAPA Pontiac racer - who is the two-time and defending winner of the race - lapped the 11-turn, 2.825 km track in 1 minute, 19.041 seconds. That translated into a speed of 128.667 km/h for the Campbellville, ON racer. In all, five competitors were under Buck's former track record (1:19.369), which he set in 2001.

Sharing the front row for Saturday afternoon's fourth annual CASCAR Super Series race on the streets of Toronto will be Blue Streak Intrepid racer Al Turner, of Barrie, ON. Turner, who finished third in last year's CASCAR race at the Indy, set a time of 1 minute, 19.179 seconds.

Lining up behind Buck and Turner will be former Super Series champion Kerry Micks (UFCW Taurus), Jim Lapcevich (Raceline / Fastline Chevy) and current CASCAR champion and points leader Don Thomson Jr. (Home Hardware Chevy). Thomson finished second in the 2001 edition of this event.

In all, 37 racers participated in the Saturday morning's half-hour qualifying session for this afternoon's race, which is scheduled to start at 4:45 p.m.

CASCAR NOTES: 2000 CASCAR Toronto Indy race winner Kevin Dowler and his crew will spend Saturday afternoon putting a new engine into their Ford Quality Care Taurus. The Sherwood Park, AB racer experienced a blown motor just two laps into Saturday's qualifying session... Jim Lapcevich's Raceline / Fastline Chevy was the fastest driver during Thursday afternoon's half-hour practice session, with a time of 1 minute, 20.106 seconds. Al Turner, Kevin Dowler, Don Thomson and Robin Buck rounded out the 'fast five' during that session.

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Series NASCAR Canada
Drivers Kevin Dowler , Kerry Micks , Robin Buck , Al Turner , Don Thomson Jr. , Jim Lapcevich