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Alex Tagliani Dodges Bullets to Win Pinty’s Toronto

Alex Tagliani was hanging on for dear life.

The longtime IndyCar Series competitor led all but one lap but suddenly fell back to the field upon taking the white flag. What felt like an inevitable victory was suddenly under siege from Kevin Lacroix. However, Tagliani put together a perfect second half of the final lap and actually drove away unscathed from the moment he first fell back.

False alarm.

“There were several instances where I would take a lead, get into a rhythm and I was just driving at that rhythm and saving the tires,” Tagliani said. “All of a sudden, I caught a backmarker at the wrong place, I think it was the 0 car, he slowed down in the middle of the road. There was not enough room to the left or right and I almost hit him, could have damaged the car. … Then on the final lap, another car hit the wall and was swerving on the road, and I lifted but Kevin was flat out. Kevin closed the gap and I pushed like it was qualifying.”

And that was enough.

Lacroix was also dealing with defending champion MA Camirand behind him with LP Dumoulin and Andrew Ranger completing the top-five.

Honda Indy Toronto
July 14 2023
Streets of Toronto

Alex Tagliani
Kevin Lacroix
MA Camirand
LP Dumoulin
Andrew Ranger
Treyten Lapcevich
JP Bergeron
Alex Guenette
DJ Kennington
Matthew Scannell
JF Dumoulin
Kyle Steckly
Larry Jackson
Darryl Timmers
Herby Drescher
Sam Fellows
Trevor Monaghan
Thomas Nepveu
Brandon Watson
JF Laberge
Glenn Styres
Peter Klutt
Gary Klutt
Dexter Stacey
Daniel Bois

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He also has extensive experience covering NASCAR, IndyCar and Dirt Sprint Cars.

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