2006 Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225

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United States   2006 Milwaukee
Race details
Race 4 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Milwaukee Mile Track Layout
Milwaukee Mile Track Layout
Date June 4, 2006
Official name Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225
Location Milwaukee Mile
West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Course 1-Mile Oval
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance 197 laps, 197 mi / 317.04 km
Weather Partly cloudy with temperatures reaching a high of 75.2 °F (24.0 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 21.182
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 22.285 (on lap 168 of 197)
Podium
First France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Second United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT
Third France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM

The 2006 Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 was the fourth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 4, 2006 on the Milwaukee Mile oval in West Allis, Wisconsin. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole and the win, his fourth consecutive victory to open the year. It was the final CART/Champ Car event to take place on an oval.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Best Lap Qual Time
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1 21.182
2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1 21.275
3 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 2 21.398
4 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1 21.420
5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 2 21.438
6 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 2 21.463
7 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1 21.479
8 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 2 21.578
9 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 2 21.594
10 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 2 21.647
11 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 2 21.980
12 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 2 22.194
13 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 2 22.237
14 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 2 22.417
15 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 2 23.522
16 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia - No time
17 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing - No time

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 197 1:45:03.946 1 34
2 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 197 +3.613 secs 4 28
3 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 197 +5.641 secs 9 26
4 10 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 197 +18.504 secs 3 24
5 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 196 + 1 Lap 7 21
6 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 195 + 2 Laps 8 20
7 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 194 + 3 Laps 12 17
8 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 191 + 6 Laps 11 15
9 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 191 + 6 Laps 13 13
10 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 183 + 14 Laps 15 11
11 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 155 CV joint 5 10
12 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 67 Electrical 14 9
13 19 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing 31 Oil leak 17 8
14 7 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 4 Suspension 6 0*
15 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1 Contact 2 6
16 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1 Contact 10 5
- 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 0 Withdrawn 16 0

* Mario Domínguez was stripped of his points for this race for avoidable contact during the first lap of the race. He was also put on probation for the next three events.
† The car of Alex Tagliani was withdrawn from the event after heavy contact with the wall damaged his car beyond repair during the first practice period.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
2-13 Domínguez (7), Tracy (3) & Junqueira (2) crash
25-29 Clarke (14) spin, stall
55-70 Philippe (4) debris; Heylen (11) stall
152-165 Debris

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-20 Sébastien Bourdais
21-27 A. J. Allmendinger
28-39 Katherine Legge
40-100 Justin Wilson
101-197 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 117
Justin Wilson 61
Katherine Legge 12
A. J. Allmendinger 7

Championship standings after the race[edit]