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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.
For the second day in a row, Canadian Parker Thompson guided his Exclusive Autosport Tatuus USF-17 to a hard-won victory as three top rivals collided, but only after three frontrunners eliminated themselves.
NASCAR Pinty’s Series points leader Kevin Lacroix makes it 3-for-3 on road courses this season winning the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto.
Defending IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud laid down a startling sub-59sec lap around Toronto’s street course to claim his first pole position of the season ahead of surprise performer Graham Rahal.
Championship leader Kyle Kaiser struck back at those who thought Matheus Leist had the championship momentum by controlling the first Indy Lights race from pole to checkered flag, as his rival shunted.
Canada’s Parker Thompson not only scored a home win but also the first victory for a new-for-2017 USF2000 team, after holding off Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew to the checkered flag.
With his 18th and final lap of the session, Simon Pagenaud nailed top time in morning practice here at Toronto, as six cars broke the 1-minute barrier around the 1.786-mile course, the top four of which were Team Penske-Chevrolets.
Juncos Racing’s championship leader, Kyle Kaiser, outpaced his nearest title rivals to grab pole around the 1.786-mile Toronto street course.
Simon Pagenaud and Will Power, who finished first and second in today’s practice for Honda Indy Toronto, have admitted that they're still struggling with the balance of their cars, between tire compounds and the streets' variations in surface.
Defending IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud looked extremely strong in second practice at Toronto, moving the #1 Penske-Chevrolet to P1 by 0.23sec.
Parker Thompson grabbed pole position for the first USF2000 race of the Toronto weekend, driving his Exclusive Autosport entry into the top spot to edge Oliver Askew by less than a tenth of a second.
Iowa winner Helio Castroneves shone in opening practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy at Toronto, taking fastest time by almost four tenths of a second.
Defending Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto winner still looking for his first win of 2017 in NASCAR Pinty’s Series.
Not only the 700-horsepower Indy cars will take to the streets of Toronto in July, but also avid cyclists who will team up for a good cause.
The countdown is officially on for the 31st edition of Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, July 14-16, 2017.
Simon Pagenaud may have been caught out by a badly timed caution period in the Honda Indy Toronto, but Team Penske’s championship leader says he’s feeling positive about the remainder of the season.
Toronto hero James Hinchcliffe says his podium finish in today’s Honda Indy Toronto will be “a highlight in the career reel” after misfortune restricted his previous best home result to eighth.
Will Power scored his third win of the season and his third career win in Toronto, as the initially dominant Scott Dixon got hosed by his pitstop strategy, falling one lap the wrong side of a yellow flag.
KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais says the difficulty he expects in passing today at Toronto is indicative of the problem IndyCar has with its current aero package on road and street courses.
Although Dale Coyne was pleased with his team’s performance in qualifying for the Honda Indy Toronto, he says a potential podium finish will have to be earned on pure speed.
The polesitter and the man who missed by 0.035sec were inevitably left with contrasting emotions after the session but shared optimism for tomorrow.
Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Toronto Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 1.786-mile(s) Exhibition Place circuit
After a day of very mixed fortunes for the Chip Ganassi Racing team in Toronto, Scott Dixon in particular is confident there’s more to come from the team.