Trois-Rivieres qualifying

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, July 28, 2000 -- In line with their long-time tradition of helping talented Canadian drivers, Team Player’s has organised an important driving clinic to be held next week. Veteran race car driver, former driving...

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, July 28, 2000 -- In line with their long-time tradition of helping talented Canadian drivers, Team Player’s has organised an important driving clinic to be held next week. Veteran race car driver, former driving instructor and Technical Director for Team Player’s, Richard Spenard, will give the drivers of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship some major help next week as the series traves to Mosport International Raceway, Ontario.

Spenard, a driver who raced successfully for more than two decades and who is still competing in the Motorola Cup Presented by NewTech, will walk the grueling Mosport road course on Thursday August 3 with the Formula Ford drivers in tow. Spenard, who knows the track extremely well, will give them pointers and tips that should prove to be very useful.

«King Richard» - who is extremely talented at teaching the art of driving a race car to the limits ? will help the competitors of the Formula Ford Championship to shave off a few tenths of a second off their lap times and be more competitive on this very difficult race track. Spenard is also well known for his active coaching of Player’s CART Fedex Championship Series drivers Patrick Carpentier and Alexandre Tagliani.

"I’m delighted to help our future stars," said Spenard. "Coaching plays a major role in racing. I think the Formula Ford drivers might learn a few helpful tricks for a tough track like Mosport."

The sixth round of the Canadian Formula Ford Championship will be held on August 5 and 6 as part of the American Le Mans Series weekend at Mosport.

<pre> PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING GRID -FF Round 4(3 Riv.Race1) on July 29th 2000 Le Grand-Prix Player's de Trois Rivieres Sanction # [FF05] Trois-Rivieres - Length of Track: 1.521 Miles 14:38:06 07-28-2000

POS CAR                                                                                                  FAST LAP
O/A  #     DRIVER/HOMETOWN                                SPONSOR/CAR                                      TIME     SPEED
1  31   Jonathan Macri/Gormley Ont/CN                 MopalConst/CobraPower/ConlawnC/Aero 11              1:12.138  75.904
2  1    Didier Schraenen/Mont St-Hilaire Que/CN       Radio Energie/UAP/NAPA/RDS/CMV                      1:12.554  75.469
3  4    Matt White/Oakville Ont/CN                    youngdrivers.com/Van Diemen                         1:12.558  75.465
4  23   Edouard Aube/St-Eustache Que/CN               www.teamscalzo.qc.ca/PrvtMembr/Van Diemen           1:12.560  75.463
5  7    Jean-Sebastien Bedard/St-Constant Que/CN      Digidyne/Extreme Safety Prdct/Vector                1:12.743  75.273
6  90   Martin Guimont/Laval Que/CN                   Digidyne/Vector                                     1:13.006  75.002
7  33   Frederick Martel/Lorraine Que/CN              MaitreSaladier/ATble/Historia/Vector                1:13.225  74.777
8  99   Louis-Philippe Dumoulin/Trois-Rivieres Que/CN Foresterie CHB/M Lebrun/Liverp/Van Diemen           1:13.248  74.754
9  8    Eric Paradis/Chateauguay Que/CN               Dynamic/Zimac/JCCore/LeblancFd/Van Diemen           1:13.349  74.651
10 44   Ryan Horses/Whitby Ont/CN                     Shell/Gaillind/Van Diemen                           1:13.577  74.42
11 0    Robert Boyer/Ste-Anne-desLacs Que/CN          Moe's/Dufour/Bonnevlle/DesjMar/Van Diemen           1:13.592  74.404
12 56   Gerry Kavanaugh/Burlington Ont/CN             IMAX/Fielding Healthcare/EDJ P/Van Diemen           1:13.735  74.260
13 08   Brett Osler/King City Ont/CN                  SPOCTelecom/KingCityServ/Oakrd/Van Diemen           1:13.828  74.166
14 19   Isabelle Roy/St-Gregoire Que/CN               Messina/Bell Mobilite/MusiqueP/Van Diemen           1:14.071  73.923
15 21   Francis Macri/Gormley Ont/CN                  MopalConst/CobraPower/ConLawnC/Aero II              1:14.099  73.895
16 67   Marc De Vellis/Burnaby BC/CN                  DeVellisRacing/Kirmac/Pennzoil/Van Diemen           1:14.159  73.835
17 6    Melanie Paterson/Hillsburgh Ont/CN            Sunoco/Pennzoil/SnapOn/Mercury/Van Diemen           1:14.224  73.771
18 27   Marcel Lafontaine/Victoriaville Que/CN        Cogismag Eng Inc/Ferrari Club/Reynard               1:14.530  73.468
19 63   Guy Landry/Biwer Luxembourg                   Pier Quip/Harfang                                   1:14.755  73.247
20 28   James Yott/Montreal Que/CN                    www.teamscalzo.qc.ca/DKY Advts/Van Diemen           1:15.276  72.740
21 97   Roland M. Fodor/Toronto Ont./CN               Chom97.7/vuarnet/Van Diemen                         1:15.363  72.656
22 77   Alex Michie/Woodslee Ont/CN                   Tooling & Equipmnt Int / RHI/Van Diemen             1:15.384  72.636
23 88   Marc Yott/Montreal Que/CN                     DKY / powernet.com/Van Diemen                       1:15.529  72.496
24 96   Francois Bellemare/Pointe-du-lac Que/CN       T.Bellemare/Subway/Mich/JeanCt/Euro Swift           1:15.830  72.208
25 3    Steve Pickering/Kingston Ont/CN               TransUnltd/BurtonMtr/LindenAud/Van Diemen           1:17.310  70.826
         @@ Time Greater than 110% of avg of top three in class           ** Better than the Existing Track Record
     FF=Formula Ford 1600     XFF=Not entered

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Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Jonathan Macri , Melanie Paterson , Louis-Philippe Dumoulin , Didier Schraenen , Richard Spénard , Steve Pickering , François Bellemare , Robert Boyer