Tracy Leads after Cleveland Win

Paul Tracy became the first multiple winner of the 2005 Champ Car season at Cleveland on Sunday, taking over the series lead from reigning Champion Sebastien Bourdais in the process

Tracy Leads after Cleveland Win

Tracy looked in command in the early stages but lost the lead to Cristiano da Matta at the first pit stop exchange. When the Brazilian's hopes of a second successive victory were ruined by a collision with the lapped car of Marcus Marshall, Tracy was in the box seat and duly romped home to his 30th career triumph.

AJ Allmendinger bounced back from a nasty qualifying crash to finish second for RuSPORT, while Newman/Haas Racing's Oriol Servia chased him home in third - thus ensuring a carbon copy of the podium from Milwaukee.

Alex Tagliani came home fourth for Team Australia ahead of a slightly off-form Bourdais, who lost out badly at a late restart, and da Matta's PKV Racing teammate Jimmy Vasser.

Pos  Driver               Team                      Time
 1.  Paul Tracy           Forsythe Championship     1h45:43.856
 2.  A.J. Allmendinger    RuSPORT                   +     3.113
 3.  Oriol Servia         Newman Haas               +     3.913
 4.  Alex Tagliani        Team Australia            +    10.184
 5.  Sebastien Bourdais   Newman Haas               +    13.261
 6.  Jimmy Vasser         PKV                       +    20.360
 7.  Justin Wilson        RuSPORT                   +    23.488
 8.  Andrew Ranger        Mi-Jack Conquest          +    25.211
 9.  Ricardo Sperafico    Dale Coyne                +    31.736
10.  Timo Glock           Rocketsports              +    47.724
11.  Tarso Marques        Dale Coyne                +    1 Lap
12.  Marcus Marshall      Team Australia            +    2 Laps
13.  Nelson Philippe      Mi-Jack Conquest          +    2 Laps

Retirements:

Driver               Team                      On Lap
Ronnie Bremer        HVM, Inc.                   80
Bjorn Wirdheim       HVM, Inc.                   51
Cristiano da Matta   PKV                         50
Mario Dominguez      Forsythe Championship       38
Ryan Hunter-Reay     Rocketsports                 1
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