WHAT: Round 5 of 12 of the 2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series in support of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit. WHEN: Qualifying Friday, June 15 at 4:45 p.m. (30 Minutes); Final Qualifying, Saturday, June 16 at 3:15 p.m. (30 Minutes);...
WHAT: Round 5 of 12 of the 2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series in support of the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit.
WHEN: Qualifying Friday, June 15 at 4:45 p.m. (30 Minutes); Final Qualifying, Saturday, June 16 at 3:15 p.m. (30 Minutes); RACE START Sunday June 17 at 11:30 a.m. (40 Minutes)
WHERE: The Raceway on Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.
WHO: 20 drivers from five different countries
TELEVISION: ESPN 2 on July 11 at 6:00-6:30 p.m. EDT and, again on July 13 at 5:00-5:30 a.m. EDT
Drivers who have used the Barber Pro Series as a steppingstone into the world of top level auto racing include: 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner and current CART driver Kenny Brack; 2000 Indy 500 winner and current driver for the BMW-WilliamsF1 team, Juan Pablo Montoya
All drivers compete in identically prepared single-seat, open-wheel race cars which are owned, maintained and transported by the Barber Dodge Pro Series.
In 1998, world famous racecar manufacturer Reynard Motorsport, was called upon to design an all new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis exclusively for the series. That chassis is mated to an all aluminum 3.5 liter V6 Dodge engine tuned to deliver 265 peak horsepower driven through a six-speed sequential Hewland gearbox. The Reynard Dodge 98E is shod with Michelin Pilot SX racing slicks.
Races are 40 minutes in duration with points allocated to the top-15 finishers (20 to the winner, then 16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). A driver's ten best results count toward the championship total. An additional point is awarded to the fastest qualifier. $1 million in prize money is awarded over the course of the year.
All 12 rounds of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series will again be televised on ESPN2 as well as ESPN International. <pre> Round 5 Entry List as of Friday, June 1, 2001 The Barber Dodge Pro Series Race At The Cart Grand Prix Of Detroit The Raceway On Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan Sunday, June 17, 2001
Car# Driver/Hometown Sponsor(s) Color
3 Sepp Koster/Heemskerk, The Netherlands SACHS; Stora-Drain; Respons ; Uitert; IR Productions; Arai Black/Silver 4 Matt Plumb/Unionville, Penn. Premier Nutrition; Mid-Atlantic Trading Red/White 8 Roger Yasukawa/Santa Monica, Calif. Tokyo Ueno Clinic; Kenwood; Aimon Trading Co.; Arai; Prifitt; Cara Coat Red/Black/Silver 9 Alexandre Sperafico/Toledo Parana, Brazil Iveco Fiat; Rider Footwear; Col