Practice: Brack sets early pace

Kenny Brack's name went to the top of the timing screens early in the opening Champ Car practice session at Vancouver and the Swede kept it there for most of the next 90 minutes. Brack was the only driver to break the 62-second barrier on the narrow street circuit with a lap of 1m01.359s in his Ganassi Lola-Toyota as he looks to gain ground on CART championship leader Cristiano da Matta, who was just 10th fastest.

Practice: Brack sets early pace

Dario Franchitti was second in the Team Green Lola-Honda on 1m02.070s to edge his team-mate Paul Tracy into third, while Christian Fittipaldi was the top Newman/Haas driver in fourth, six slots ahead of championship leader da Matta, who was just 0.3 second slower at 1m02.529s.

Michel Jourdain reversed a trend of slow starts to run fifth in his Team Rahal Lola-Ford, while his team-mate Jimmy Vasser bought out the last of a trio of red flags when his car stopped on course.

Da Matta's top championship challenger Bruno Junqueira wound up 16th on the charts on 1m03.323s, just a hair faster than Oriol Servia on his Patrick Racing debut.

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