Bowmanville, Ontario,Canada - September 1, 2001. Rookie John C Antonino, from Bakersfield, CA will start from the pole on tomorrow Round 5 of the 2001 United States Formula 3 Championship Powered by Volkwagen. John C Antonino (Asia ...
Bowmanville, Ontario,Canada - September 1, 2001. Rookie John C Antonino, from Bakersfield, CA will start from the pole on tomorrow Round 5 of the 2001 United States Formula 3 Championship Powered by Volkwagen.
John C Antonino (Asia Express-GrapeKing-Arra-Uptown-Giumarra.com-RLC Eurointernational Dallara F301 VW) with 1'16"090, took the first pole of his young career breaking the Brazilian Luciano Gomide's streak of eleven poles in a row in USF3.
"After the problem at the last race, this is a very important result for me "said John C Antonino"and now I am looking forward for the two races on Sunday. The track conditions and the heavy traffic did not allow me to complete one lap without problems but starting in front will be a great advantage. In this special moment I would like thank again Robert Corsaro for all support and help that he has given me for my racing program and my Team, Eurointernational, for all work done with me this year"
Luciano Gomide, second with 1'17"010 (GOL-Impact Protection System-Eurointernational Dallara F300VW) is disappointed for loosing his incredible streak of eleven poles in a row but is thinking more to tomorrow races "Today was impossible to complete one lap without have someone to pass. Too much oil and marbles on the track, so with only one line possible, was too dangerous try to do better. I qualified near 2 " from my track record time, therefore I think tomorrow starting from the front row will be better and I will have a great battle with John (Antonino). I am happy that has been my teammate to brake my streak of eleven poles but in the race will be different. There is a special record to grab and I cannot miss it".
Luciano Gomide ties Ayrton Senna's record of eleven wins in a row, and tomorrow can make history if he will win Round 5 of the USF3 Championship.
Canadian Jacek Mucha (Orion Ralt ) qualified third in front of American Josh Schreiber and Canadians Mario Urbano and Kyle Herder, to complete the top six.
A record of 34 cars attended qualify in today 20' session and 24 will start tomorrow on Round 5 of the USF3 Series, at 11.00 AM EST, while at 5.00 PM EST will start the Round 6 of the USF3 Series. The results of Round 5 will determine the starting order of Round 6.
After Four Rounds, Luciano Gomide is leading the USF3 Championship with 40 points in front of John C.Antonino with 18 and Kyle Herder with 11.