Lazzaro Wins KOOL/Toyota Atlantic
TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec (AP) _ Anthony Lazzaro gave up the lead twice, then stormed back to earn his third KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship victory of the season Sunday at the Grand Prix Player’s de Trois-Rivieres.
Lazzaro took the lead for the final time on lap 39 of the 45-lap race, slipping past Alex Tagliani. Lazzaro went on to win by 1.516 seconds over second-place finisher Kenny Wilden. Nicolas Rondet came in third for his first podium finish of the season.
Lazzaro, who earned his eighth career Atlantic Championship victory, leads the curcuit with 119 points. Tagliani, who finished fourth in the race, remains in second place with 84 points. Wilden’s strong showing moved him into third with 75, one point ahead of Buddy Rice.
The KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship continues Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.