Trois Rivieres-Sun. A.M. Warm-Up

Sunday, August 3, 1997 Welcome to round three of the Player’s Challenge for the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship - - the eighth race of the 12-race Atlantic championship sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. A...

Sunday, August 3, 1997

Welcome to round three of the Player’s Challenge for the KOOL/TOYOTA Atlantic Championship - - the eighth race of the 12-race Atlantic championship sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. A 15 minute practice session is scheduled today between 8:15 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.. Today’s race is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. Miller Milling Company, which is the primary sponsor for Atlantic rookie driver STEVE KNAPP, is one of the largest U.S. millers of durum wheat for the pasta industry, producing well in excess of one million pounds daily. Miller Milling Co. operates state-of-the-art facilities in Winchester, Virginia; Fresno, California; and a new mill project in Mexico. (Scott Gates)

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WARM-UP

8:15 a.m. - - Session begins under heavy cloud cover, light breezes, and temperatures in the mid 60s.

8:18 a.m. - - #72 DeSOTO makes contact with the turn 10 wall; #21 COGAN contacts the tire wall in turn eight; brings out a BLACK FLAG; both drivers are out and okay.

8:29 a.m. - - GREEN FLAG

8:33 a.m. - - Contact between #95 SMITH and #26 CUTLER; #95 SMITH suffers nose cone damage and returns to pit lane for repairs.

8:38 a.m. - - Light contact reported between #15 LANG and #26 CUTLER while exiting onto the main straight-away; both cars continue.

8:42 a.m. - - Session ends;

#32 ALEX BARRON, of Vista, Calif., is fastest at 1:03.298 - 85879 mph; #43 JOAO BARBOSA, of Valongo, Portugal, is second fastest at 1:03.320 - 85.879 mph.

SUNDAY WARM UP SESSION Player’s Challenge for the KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship Round Eight - Grand Prix Player's de Trois-Rivieres

Ps. Car#        Driver           Hometown               Sponsor/Car        
Time    Speed
1      32       Alex Barron (R), Vista, Calif.          Lynx Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:03.298        85.879
2      43       Joao Barbosa (R), Valongo, Portugal     RDS Mtsp., Ralt
RT-41           1:03.320        85.849
3      96       Jeret Schroeder, Vineland, N.J. P.P.I., Ralt RT-41         
1:03.593        85.481
4      50       Kenny Wilden, Burlington, Ont.          P1 Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:03.735        85.290
5      33       Bertrand Godin (R), St. Hyacinthe, Que. Players Forsythe
Racing, Ralt RT-40      1:03.763        85.253
6      35       David Pook, Long Beach, Calif.  B.D.J.Sr, Ralt RT-40       
1:03.805        85.197
7      66       Alexandre Tagliani, Lachenaie, Que.     Players Forsythe
Racing, Ralt RT-40      1:03.918        85.046
8      4        Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, Ga.           Phillips Mtsp.,
Ralt RT-41              1:03.975        84.970
9      19       Memo Gidley (R), San Rafael, Calif.     Lynx Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:03.979        84.965
10    85        Steve Knapp (R), Salem, Wis.            P1 Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:04.407        84.400
11    7 Cam Binder, Calgary, Alta.              Binder Racing, Ralt RT-41  
1:04.938        83.710
12    95        Chris Smith, Redondo Beach, Calif.      P.P.I., Ralt RT-41 
        1:05.081        83.526
13    11        Ted Sahley, Cleveland, Ohio             Sahley Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:05.465        83.036
14    14        Chuck West, Sonoma, Calif.              World Speed Mtsp.,
Ralt RT-41      1:05.552        82.926
15    3 Michael David, Corona, Calif.           PDR Enterprises., Ralt
RT-41           1:05.771        82.650
16    15        Eric Lang, New York, N.Y.               D&L Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:05.857        82.542
17    29        Case Montgomery, Salinas, Calif.        Binder Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:06.025        82.332
18    10        Mark Tague (R), Laguna Hills, Calif.    World Speed Mtsp.,
Ralt RT-41      1:06.364        81.911
19    26        David Cutler, Medina, Wash.             Binder Racing, Ralt
RT-41           1:06.460        81.793
20    44        Carol Soucy (R), Sept-Iles, Que.        Dominic Scalzo
Racing, Ralt RT-41      1:06.618        81.599
21    23        Martin Roy, St. Jean Baptiste, Que.     La Volant, Raven
RVN-93          1:07.202        80.890
22    39        Stephane Roy (R), Saint-Sauveur, Que.   Hammerhead Racing,
Ralt RT-40      1:08.188        79.720
23    41        Bob Thomas (R), Clarkston, Mich.        Different Drummer
Racing, XFR GS-96       1:08.237        79.663
24    18        Bob Siska, San Francisco, Calif.        RJS Motorsports,
Ralt RT-40              1:09.966        77.694
25    99        Jimmy Pugliese (C2), Oceanside, N.Y.    Hunter-Smith
Pugliese, Swift DB-4    1:12.635        74.839
26    9 George Frazier (R), Prospect, Ky.       Arcadia Motorsports
Limited, Ralt RT-41     No-Time
27    21        Kevin Cogan (R), Plattsburgh, N.Y.      Cogan Motorsports,
Raven RVN-93    No-Time
28     71       Joaquin DeSoto (R)(C2), Miami, Fla.     Weld Mtsp., Reynard
93H             No-Time

@ Time Greater than 115% of avg. of top three in class ** Better than the Existing Track Record

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Memo Gidley , Jeret Schroeder , Alex Barron , Anthony Lazzaro , Steve Knapp , Joao Barbosa , David Cutler , Bob Siska , Chris Smith , Jimmy Pugliese , Bertrand Godin , Kevin Cogan , Eric Lang , Martin Roy