Portland: Goodyear Racing race notes

GRAHAM RAHAL CAPTURES FIRST STAR MAZDA VICTORY PORTLAND (July 30, 2005) -- Graham Rahal won the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear race at Portland International Raceway, leading a strong performance by...

GRAHAM RAHAL CAPTURES FIRST STAR MAZDA VICTORY

PORTLAND (July 30, 2005) -- Graham Rahal won the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear race at Portland International Raceway, leading a strong performance by his Anderson-Walko Racing teammates.

Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider for the series.

Rahal's victory was the first of his career in the series. James Hinchcliffe finished second and Rahal's AWR teammate Robbie Pecorari was third. Mark Wilkins and Raphael Matos rounded out the top five. Pablo Donoso established a new course record in qualifying, 1 minute, 8.466 seconds.

The race ended with a close chase between Rahal and Hinchcliffe. The eventual winner got the front spot after a restart with two laps remaining. The official margin of victory was .317 of a second.

James Malackowski won the Expert Series race for drivers aged 30-44. John Pew won the Masters Championship race for drivers over 45.

-goodyear-

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Graham Rahal , Mark Wilkins , John Pew , Pablo Donoso , James Malackowski , James Hinchcliffe