Wilson Leads RuSPORT Front Row

Briton Justin Wilson took the first pole position of his two-year Champ Car career, leading teammate A.J. Allmendinger to cement an all-RuSPORT front row for tomorrow's race at Portland International Raceway

Wilson Leads RuSPORT Front Row

Wilson, who yesterday was on his first ever provisional pole, maintained his position today, despite setting a fastest lap that was three tenths slower than his best lap yesterday. But he remained the fastest man, in a field where several other drivers were unable to better their own times as well.

Behind the two RuSPORT drivers sits Forsythe's Paul Tracy, with Alex Tagliani and Sebasian Bourdais completing the top five.

Among the rookie drivers, Mi-Jack Conquest's Andrew Ranger set the best result, the Canadian starting tomorrow's race in seventh position.

Pos Driver Team Time 1. Justin Wilson RuSPORT 57.597 2. A.J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 57.816 3. Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship 57.911 4. Alex Tagliani Team Australia 57.956 5. Sebastien Bourdais Newman Haas 57.989 6. Mario Dominguez Forsythe Championship 58.093 7. Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest 58.097 8. Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.134 9. Ronnie Bremer HVM, Inc. 58.331 10. Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 58.343 11. Timo Glock Rocketsports 58.407 12. Oriol Servia Newman Haas 58.669 13. Bjorn Wirdheim HVM, Inc. 58.759 14. Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne 58.894 15. Michael Valiante Dale Coyne 59.055 16. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports 59.140 17. Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest 59.345 18. Marcus Marshall Team Australia 59.362
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