Utah: Markus Niemela qualifying two report

Markus Niemela Racing Niemela claims pole position in Salt Lake City Finnish race driver Markus Niemela set a new track record as he claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the Formula Atlantic Championship at Miller Motorsports...

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Niemela claims pole position in Salt Lake City

Finnish race driver Markus Niemela set a new track record as he claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the Formula Atlantic Championship at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah.

Niemela will be joined on the front row of the grid by championship rival, Jonathan Summerton. Summerton currently lies 2nd in the championship just 6 points ahead of Niemela. Championship leader Jonathan Bomarito will start from 9th position. Niemela and Summerton will both be eager to win to take the 30 points for a victory in order to close the 16 point gap to Bomarito. Final showdown of 2008 Formula Atlantic championship will be at Road Atlanta in mid October.

The race starts at 2.30pm local time in Utah on Sunday.

-credit: markusniemela.com

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jonathan Summerton , Markus Niemela