Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr win the Grand Prix of Mosport.
It's been confirmed that Marcelli was hit in the rear by Guy Smith and knocked off the track.
Kyle Marcelli of Barrie is out off the Grand Prix of Mosport after either losing control, suffering a flat tire or being hit by another car while negotiating the backstretch at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the 101st lap.
Klaus Graf is leading the Grand Prix of Mosport by a mile, literally, and appears headed for his third consective ALMS victory at the track, now called Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Guy Smith is second while Christophe Bouchut of France is running third in a Prototype 2 class car (Graf and co-driver Lucas Luhr are in a Prototype 1 car).
A safety car was deployed and a full-course caution declared after a Corvette being raced by American Tommy Milner lost power heading up the backstretch and came to a halt. Millner was co-driving with Oliver Gavin of England in one of two Corvettes favoured to win the GT class.
The other Corvette, with Antonio Garcia of Spain driving with Jan Magnussen, continues to lead that class.
At the start of the sixth lap, race officials told Dyson to let Luhr past as the result of jumping the start. Luhr now leads and is pulling away. Burgess is still in third place.
Chris Dyson jumped the start and led Lucas Luhr through the first few laps as the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport go under way today at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Toronto's Tony Burgess was in third in the early laps and Barrrie's Kyle Marcelli moved up from eighth to sixth.
Sebastien Vettel has been penalized 20 seconds by stewards for an illegal pass of Jenson Button in the closing laps of today's German Grand Prix, dropping him to fifth place and promoting Kimi Raikkonen to third place.
Fernando Alonso won the German Grand Prix today over Sebastien Vettel and Jenson Button - although the stewards were meeting over Vettel because the world champion passed Button while using some of the Hockenheimring's runoff area that some say is not part of the racing surface.
It was Alonso's third victory of the 2012 season and extended his lead in the world championship.
German racing driver Klaus Graf, who turned 43 Saturday, celebrated by winning yet another American Le Mans Series pole by ripping off a lap around Canadian Tire Motorsport Park of 1 minute, 6.486 seconds (133.147 miles an hour) that put him more than two seconds clear of his nearest rival.
- Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won the pole for Sunday's German Grand Prix over Red Bull teammates Sebastien Vettel and Mark Webber. Webber, however, will drop back five places because of a gearbox change, so fourth-fastest Michael Schumacher will go off third in his Mercedes, which will certainly make the fans at Hockenheimring happy. Nico Hulkenberg will start fifth for Force India.
There were no real surprises in qualifying, which started in dry conditions and ended in the rain, other than Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean both failed to make it into the top ten. Massa keeps talking optimistically about his future at Ferrari but then he goes and turns in a sub-par performance. Grosjean has been one of the nicest surprises in F1 this season so his immediate future is secure.
- Marussia F1 announced that injured driver Maria de Villota has left hospital in England and returned home to Spain to continue her convalescence. She suffered severe head and facial injuries, including the loss of her right eye, in a testing accident several weeks ago.
- James Hinchcliffe of Oakville was fourth fastest and Alex Tagliani of Montreal was fifth behind pace-setter Helio Castroneves of Brazil in practice for Sunday's Edmonton IndyCar race. Qualifying will be held later today (Saturday).
Meantime, the last time racing drivers Townsend Bell and Bruno Junqueira were on a track together in the Toronto area, Junqueira was leaning over Bell's car and screaming at him.
Both drivers will be racing in Sunday's American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Mosport but in 2002 they were both in the Molson Indy Toronto and had crashed together at the CNE circuit's treacherous Turn 3.
Bell had tried to pass Michel Jourdain Jr. going into the turn - a hard right off Lake Shore Blvd. W. onto a road leading up to BMO Field - and misjudged his speed. Bell couldn't make the turn and crashed into Junqueira, eliminating him from the race and costing him valuable points.
Junqueira jumped from his wrecked car and ran over to Bell's. He straddled the front of the car, put his finger up against the front of Bell's helmet and started yelling at him. It took the CART safety team to calm him down; Bell was subsequently disqualified and fined for reckless driving.
Bell, who will drive a GT-class Lotus-Cosworth in Sunday's ALMS main event, said Friday that he still has bad dreams about that accident.
"Every time I see Bruno, I think he still doesn't want to talk to me and it's beeen about 10 years (since it happened)," he said.
"I was far more aggressive and single-minded back then," said the now-veteran racer who includes an Indy Lights championship, a Formula 3000 podium, a Formula One test and six Indianapolis 500 starts on his curriculum vitae.
"I just expected back then that I should be at the front of every race all the time," said the California resident who acts as a pit reporter and race analyst for U.S. television networks when he's not in the cockpit.
"Even if I was 11th and one lap down (as was the case in 2002), and somebody was in front of me, I would go for it. Bruno was a lap ahead of us, and running in front of us, and we got to the turn and he took the traditional wide turn-in (popular with drivers running by themselves) and I was racing for position and ran out of road, ending his race in the process.
"I didn't feel good about it and he was understandably pissed off but he was so animated that there came a point where I was tired of listening to him shout at me so I called him back over to the car and let him know what I thought of his tirade, I think I called it his Brazilian enthusiasm, and that sent him into yet another tailspin.
"They (the safety team) got me going and I drove another couple of laps, only to find out that they'd disqualified me. I was out of a job shortly afterward."
Junqueira, who finished second to another Brazilian racer, Cristiano da Matta, in that year's CART championship, was not as forgiving and obviously still upset.
Asked about the circumstances Friday, as he prepared to practice for Sunday's race in an Oreca-FLM09-Chevrolet that will compete in the Prototype Challenge class, he initially said that he didn't mind racing against Bell again and the 2002 incident was history.
But then his eyes hardened and he said: "I was running for the championship; he was a lap down. He was a pay driver. An amateur!"
Junqueira has raced in the American Le Mans Series previously - he was at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park a year ago - but this will be a first for Bell, although he's been on the property previously and has a link to the legendary circuit.
"My father-in-law, Rod Campbell (formerly of Montreal and now of Santa Monica, Calif.) was the English-language announcer for the first Formula One Grand Prix of Canada back in 1967 at what was then called Mosport," said Bell, who was late getting to the track Friday after getting lost while commuting from his Peterborough-area hotel.
"And Rod and I came to Mosport four or five years ago to visit Walter Wolf, who'd entered one of his cars in a vintage car race here. Rod managed Wolf's F1 team for several years in the 1970s."
As well as the 29 entered American Le Mans Series cars, cars entered in the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Cooper Tires Prototype Lights, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada and the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series all practiced Friday, mostly without incident.
The first race of the weekend, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, will go Saturday afternoon shortly after 1 p.m. American Le Mans Series qualifying will then be held, followed by more support races.
The Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport will go to the post at noon on Sunday. Whether Townsend Bell and Bruno Junqueira will give each other a wide berth remains to be seen.