DENVER, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Heavy rain late in Saturday's final qualifying session helped Bruno Junqueira hold on to the pole at the Champ Car World Series Grand Prix.
Junqueira never took the 1.647-mile street course Saturday but will start from the front here for the second year in a row.
Junqueira, who has failed to register a point in the last two races, posted a top speed of 96.507 miles per hour. Spain's Oriol Servia came closest to knocking him off the pole Saturday at 96.446 mph.
Canada's Paul Tracy, who has a 27-point lead over Junqueira atop the Champ Car series standings, spun during his qualifying attempt Saturday and will start ninth.