Honda Indy Toronto 2013
Streets of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Streets of Toronto
Streets of Toronto
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Streets of Toronto
About the track

The 11-turn, 1.75-mile street circuit, which offers great views of downtown Toronto, is tight and has led to cars attempting to squeeze past each other in turns. Many times, only one makes it out unscathed. A long frontstretch leading into the Turn 1 Princes Gate, a hard right-hander, is a great place for overtaking.

Race Review

TORONTO -- Qualifications proved to be the most demanding portion of the Toronto 100 for Jack Hawksworth.

The first-year Firestone Indy Lights driver from England earned his first Sunoco Pole Award following a minor incident on the first lap of the 45-minute session and went on to a flag-to-flag victory in the caution-free 50-lap race on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street course.

Hawksworth, driving the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car, earned his second victory of the season. With bonus points attached for the pole and leading the most laps to the victory and championship points front-runner Carlos Munoz placing fourth, Hawksworth slid into title contention through eight of 12 rounds.

“I said after Indy I still thought I was going to win (the championship), and that was after two accidents (at Long Beach and Indy)," said Hawksworth, who is 44 points out of the lead. "There isn’t any reason why we can’t. We just take each practice session as it comes. We’re quite a lot of points behind, we’ve got a big hole to dig ourselves out of, but we’re enjoying it now."

He finished third and fifth in the past two races on ovals.

"We’re back on the streets, and we’ve finally got a good result under our belts," Hawksworth continued. "Today was a fantastic performance, so we’ll enjoy today. Then we’ve got Mid-Ohio in a few weeks, so you know, heads down and focus on that because you’re only as good as your last race. Today we won, but the next race could be a whole different story.”

Peter Dempsey, the Firestone Freedom 100 winner in the No. 5 Belardi Auto Racing car, overtook the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson with Curb-Agajanian car of Gabby Chaves on Lap 46 for second and finished 14.4 seconds back.

"It’s not a win, but to come from the back like we did and on the very first lap go to third from seventh it’s what we needed," Dempsey said. "Now we need to keep it rolling now for the rest of the year.” 

Munoz takes an eight-point lead over Sage Karam into the race at Mid-Ohio, with Chaves 36 points behind in third. Chaves recorded his third consecutive podium finish and sixth in the eight races.

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Top Three Positions
Jack Hawksworth
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Peter Dempsey
Belardi Auto Racing
Gabby Chaves
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Past track winners
Spencer Pigot (R2) / 2015
Spencer Pigot (R1) / 2015
Alex Baron / 2014
Jack Hawksworth / 2013
Gustavo Yacaman / 2012
Stefan Wilson / 2011
JK Vernay / 2010
Sebastian Saavedra / 2009
Townsend Bell / 2001
Geoff Boss / 1999
Guy Smith / 1998
Helio Castroneves / 1997
Gualter Salles / 1996
Greg Moore / 1995
Steve Robertson / 1994
Bryan Herta / 1993
Bryan Herta / 1992
PJ Jones / 1991
Paul Tracy / 1990
Gary Rubio / 1989
Calvin Fish / 1988
Tommy Byrne / 1987
Fabrizio Barbazza / 1986