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Da Matta nips Tracy for provisional pole

Updated: June 24, 2005, 6:48 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's an old racing cliché: The first win unlocks the door to a sudden run of checkered flags for a team or a driver. And yet it happens all the time. Cristiano da Matta and PKV Racing are the latest example.

Fresh off a well-earned "first" victory just five days ago at Portland International Raceway, da Matta edged Paul Tracy to claim the provisional pole Friday for the Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank.

After trailing Tracy by two-thousandths ...

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