MAXINE: Bourdais matches Allmendinger Point By Point
It wasn't as if AJ didn't try to grab the pole. In the morning practice session, he scrubbed a wall and had to have repairs made to his car.
In qualifying, Tracy was the first one to post a competitive time. After that, Bourdais grabbed the pole then came along Allmendinger, but that time wasn't to remain.
Excerpts from CCWS -
CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES POINTS LEADER SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS TAKES GRAND PRIX OF DENVER POLE WTH NEW TRACK RECORD
by Eric Mauk - CCWS
DENVER(August 12, 2006) - The Grand Prix of Denver Sponsored by Bridgestone has been the private playground of Newman/Haas Racing over the last four years as the Illinois-based team has won in each of its last three starts in Denver, winning two of those races from the Bridgestone Pole Position.
Things were no different on a cloudy Saturday in the Mile High City as NHR star Sebastien Bourdais (#1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) used a dominant performance to earn his sixth Bridgestone Pole Position by setting a new track record around Denver's 1.657-mile street circuit. Bourdais needed just three laps to assume the pole, seemingly put it out of reach on his sixth pass, then cemented himself in the top spot with a new circuit standard of 59.096 seconds (100.941 mph) on his 15th and final lap of the day.