Bourdais Leads 1-2 in Edmonton

Sebastien Bourdais won today's inaugural Edmonton Champ Car race through a mixture of canny pit strategy and the mistakes of his rivals

Bourdais Leads 1-2 in Edmonton

AJ Allmendinger started from pole position and looked set to take his maiden win until hitting the wall and damaging his car with the chequered flag almost in sight.

RuSPORT teammate Justin Wilson had already blown his own chances of victory in embarrassing fashion - by spinning under a full-course yellow.

Thus Bourdais slipped gratefully into the lead to score his second win of the season and consolidate his advantage in the points standings.

Oriol Servia made it a Newman/Haas 1-2 with Paul Tracy finishing a distant third for Forsythe Championship Racing.

Wilson fought back to finish on Tracy's heels in fourth, while Mario Dominguez just held off an inspired Ronnie Bremer for fifth.

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Sebastien Bourdais Newman Haas 1h 38:55.730 2. Oriol Servia Newman Haas + 0.595 3. Paul Tracy Forsythe + 1.334 4. Justin Wilson RuSPORT + 1.614 5. Mario Dominguez Forsythe + 12.041 6. Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne + 12.397 7. Alex Tagliani Team Australia + 1 Lap 8. Marcus Marshall Team Australia + 1 Lap 9. Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest + 1 Lap 10. Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne + 1 Lap 11. Jimmy Vasser PKV + 2 Laps 12. Alex Sperafico HVM, Inc. + 2 Laps RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Timo Glock Rocketsports 83 A.J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 80 Bjorn Wirdheim HVM, Inc. 74 Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports 51 Cristiano da Matta PKV 7 Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest 3 
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