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2001 Vancouver Thoughts

RACE: For awhile, it was a typical Vancouver parade. Then a NASCAR short track race broke out.

TRACK: Yeah, it sucks. But it's good to see Vancouver stay on the calendar.

MORENO: Try telling Roberto you can't pass on Vancouver. And great donuts, man!

PLAYERS: Did CART discover The Call?

TAGLIANI: Heartbreaks don't come any worse than this.

DE FERRAN: The defending champion is back on top. And he did it in typical Gil style -- quietly.

ANDRETTI: Yet another great street run in Canada. With two ovals coming up, Michael is very much in the hunt. That is, as long as his European ghosts don't strike him.

KANAAN: Definitely Mo Nunn's man. Not the other guy who Nunn favors.

ZANARDI: Speaking of the other guy, will Alex just come out and say goodbye already. It's becoming painful watching him.

TAKAGI: How many drivers is Tora going to take out before somebody takes him out behind the woodshed? And then he finishes 7th after all that. Talk about rubbing it in.

BRACK: Was Paul Tracy driving this car?

VASSER: Is there any other possible way that Jimmy could DNF?

JUNQUEIRA: That high from his first win is long gone now.

HERTA: His fortunes have gone in the opposite direction of the other Forsythe drivers.

CARPENTIER: Boned by Brack.

FRANCHITTI, DA MATTA, and VASSER: Boned by the officials.

GIDLEY: Glad he's back healthy enough to race.

RAHAL: The team was doing just fine, in fact better than ever, without him. Will be very interesting to see how it does down the stretch with Bobby back.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Ten winners in 14 races. Simply amazing.

HISTORICAL FACT OF THE WEEKEND: Only two drivers won the Molson Indy Vancouver the first seven years -- Al Unser, Jr. (four times including three in a row) and Michael Andretti (three times).

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: To Alex Tagliani displaying extraordinary composure in the wake of a bitter disappointment, "It's sad because I really wanted to win my first race, especially here in Canada, but I guess it's not my time yet."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: To Roberto Moreno in a subtle piece of criticism to his fellow drivers, "People who know what a good pass means respect it."

SCHEDULE: Forget EuroSpeedway and Rockingham. Bring back Monza with it's banking and The Race of Two Worlds, where men were men, and the timid stayed home.

Copyright 2001 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.


RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Moreno 98
2. de Ferran 98
3. Andretti 98
4. Kanaan 98
5. Servia 98
6. Jourdain 98
7. Takagi(R) 98
8. Brack 98
9. Franchitti 98
10. Gidley 98
11. Fittipaldi 98
12. Junqueira(R) 98
13. Dixon(R) 98
14. Nakano 98
15. Gugelmin 97
16. Carpentier 97
17. Herta 97
18. Castroneves 95
19. Vasser 85
20. da Matta 81
21. Fernandez 79
22. Papis 69
23. Tagliani 68
24. Zanardi 40
25. Wilson(R) 35
26. Tracy 29

Time of Race
2:10:01.276

Winner's Speed
80.543 mph

Margin of Victory
4.687 sec.

Caution Flags
5 for 31 laps

Lead Changes
6 among 6 drivers

Most Laps Led
Alex Tagliani

Pole Position
Alex Tagliani

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. de Ferran 115
2. Brack 110
  Castroneves 110
4. Andretti 103
5. Franchitti 85
6. Dixon(R) 82
7. da Matta 78
8. Moreno 74
9. Carpentier 69
10. Kanaan 66
11. Tracy 65
12. Fittipaldi 56
13. Tagliani 51
14. Vasser 50
15. Junqueira(R) 48
16. Papis 44
17. Fernandez 42
18. Gidley 32
19. Herta 27
  Servia 27
21. Jourdain 24
  Zanardi 24
23. Gugelmin 17
24. Wilson(R) 12
25. Nakano 10
26. Takagi(R) 9
27. Minassian(R) 7
 
 
2008 Thoughts
Long Beach

2007 Thoughts
Preseason Las Vegas Long Beach Houston
Portland Cleveland Mont Tremblant Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Road America Belgium
Holland Surfers Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2006 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Houston Monterrey
Milwaukee Portland Cleveland Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Denver Montreal
Road America Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2005 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Edmonton
San Jose Denver Montreal Las Vegas
Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2004 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Denver Montreal Laguna Seca
Las Vegas Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2003 Thoughts
Preseason St. Petersburg Monterrey Long Beach
Brands Hatch Germany Milwaukee Laguna Seca
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Mid-Ohio Montreal Denver
Miami Mexico City Surfer's Paradise Postseason

2002 Thoughts
Preseason Monterrey Long Beach Japan
Milwaukee Laguna Seca Portland Chicago
Toronto Cleveland Vancouver Mid-Ohio
Road America Montreal Denver
England Miami Surfer's Paradise
Fontana Mexico City Postseason

2001 Thoughts
Preseason Mexico Long Beach Nazareth
Japan Milwaukee Detroit Portland
Cleveland Toronto Michigan Chicago
Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver German
England Houston Laguna Seca
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

2000 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Long Beach Brazil
Japan Nazareth Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto Michigan
Chicago Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Gateway USGP Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1999 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Road America Toronto
U.S. 500 Detroit Mid-Ohio Chicago
Vancouver Laguna Seca Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1998 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Detroit Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Houston Surfer's Paradise Fontana

1997 Thoughts
Miami Surfer's Paradise Long Beach Nazareth
Brazil Gateway Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America
Vancouver Laguna Seca Fontana
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