Mont-Tremblant Saturday race notes

MONT TREMBLANT, QUEBEC - Under beautiful weather conditions at Circuit Mont Tremblant, AIM Autosport's 27 Andrew Ranger (CAN) won his fifth race of the 2003 FRAN AM 2000 North American Pro Championship Series. Ranger was able to pass polesitter...

MONT TREMBLANT, QUEBEC - Under beautiful weather conditions at Circuit Mont Tremblant, AIM Autosport's 27 Andrew Ranger (CAN) won his fifth race of the 2003 FRAN AM 2000 North American Pro Championship Series. Ranger was able to pass polesitter 50 Juan Martin Ponte (ARG) in the hairpin at the end of the first lap and led the rest of the 16 lap race.

The only caution of the race took place in the second lap when 59 Matt Green (USA), 28 Tim Barber (USA) and 9 Tim Hauraney (CAN) all encountered trouble in Turn 3 resulting in a full-course yellow lasting three laps.

Eurointernational's Ponte was closing the gap on Ranger towards the end of the race and finished second only 6/10ths of a second behind. Sean McIntosh (CAN), driving for this weekend's special guest Speed Secrets and Quantum Autosports, finished third. Robert Bell (GRB) and Mark Wilkins (CAN) round out the top five.

The fastest lap of the race was driven by Ponte with a 1:33.679 over the 2.65 mile track. Twenty of the 24 cars in the race finished on the lead lap.

Ranger's victory extends his points lead over Charles Hall (GRB) to 57 points (293 to 236). Team Firstair's Robert Bell (GRB) is third with 223 points.

The 2003 FRAN AM 2000 North American Pro Series moves to Mexico City for Round 11 in support of CART at the Gran Premio Mexico City on October 12, 2003.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Charles Hall , Tim Barber , Juan Martin Ponte , Andrew Ranger , Tim Hauraney