Bourdais, Conway Nab Victories In Toronto
Sebastien Bourdais got the victory in Race 1 in Toronto on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of INDYCAR)
Mike Conway easily held off Tony Kanaan over the final four minutes to win Race 2 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series double-header in Toronto.
Conway took the lead in the race – a large chunk of which was run in the rain – just before red flags waved because of a multi-car wreck with 4 minutes and 33 seconds to go in the timed event.
The victory was the third of the season for the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing car – which is being driven by team owner Ed Carpenter (one win in 2014) on ovals and Conway on road/street circuits.
“Good fun out there,” Conway, who won for the fourth time in his IndyCar career, said. “I enjoyed those last few laps.”
Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet to victory in the rain-postponed Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header on Sunday.
The victory was the 32nd of Bourdais’s career and it came by by 3.3408 seconds over Verizon IndyCar Series championship front-runner Helio Castroneves.
Bourdais broke a tie with Dario Franchitti and Paul Tracy for eighth on the all-time win list.
“It’s really sweet. We had to fight and wait for it for a long time but today was just kind of one of these days when the stars align,” said Bourdais, who earned the Verizon P1 Award on Saturday. “I guess I was not expecting it because here I know how things can go. Last year we were second and third and it’s great to get this win.”
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