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Graf clinches title, Rookie of Year honors

8/27/2005

MONTREAL -- Rookie Klaus Graf clinched the Trans-Am Series
championship Saturday, with a win at the Molson Indy Montreal.

Graf, driving a Jaguar XKR, became the first German to win the
title, and the first rookie since 1989. He also won Rookie of the
Year honors.

Graf took the lead on the 26th lap when Paul Gentilozzi dropped
out with mechanical problems, and he wasn't challenged from there.
Greg Pickett finished second in the race, also in a Jaguar, ahead
of Randy Ruhlmans Chevrolet Corvette.