Chicago Friday practice notes

Frenchman Nicolas Rondet recorded the fastest time yet in the first of the two 30-minute practice sessions earlier this morning. His best lap stopped the clocks in 00:31.037 sec. for an average speed of 119.354 mph. Rookie Rafael Sperafico was...

Frenchman Nicolas Rondet recorded the fastest time yet in the first of the two 30-minute practice sessions earlier this morning. His best lap stopped the clocks in 00:31.037 sec. for an average speed of 119.354 mph. Rookie Rafael Sperafico was the quickest driver in the final practice leading into single-car qualifying for round 8 of the 2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series. Sperafico took his Barber-CART Scholarship Team Dodge Reynard around the 1-mile Chicago Motor Speedway oval in 00:31.122 sec. for an average speed of 119.028 mph. His time represents the second quickest overall on the day thus far.

Overall on the combined quickest times from practice the fastest five were comprised of Rondet, R. Sperafico and his team mate Jon Morley, Alex Sperafico, and Matt Plumb. The difference from Rondet to Plumb was 0.141sec.

Single-car qualifying takes place later this afternoon at 4:15 p.m. CDT.

- George Tamayo

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Series Barber Pro
Drivers Rafael Sperafico , Matt Plumb , Jon Morley