Motorola Cup Sebring Fall Race Results

SEBRING, Fla. - Todd Snyder and Mark Ackley won their second straight Motorola cup race. and the third consecutive one for the T-F Racing/Zippo Motorsports Ford Mustang Cobra team, with a close win in the three-hour race at Sebring International...

SEBRING, Fla. - Todd Snyder and Mark Ackley won their second straight Motorola cup race. and the third consecutive one for the T-F Racing/Zippo Motorsports Ford Mustang Cobra team, with a close win in the three-hour race at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday night "We did almost 70 laps on the last tank of gas," said Snyder, Sheffield, Mass., "and that was just about one lap shy of too many, I felt the engine starve for gas on the victory lap, but running out of gas then would have been just fine." Ackley, Horseheads N.Y.. won for the second time in his seventh professional race. "I went off the track twice during my stint and dropped back to 17th place, but I didn't hurt the car. Todd was the real hero of this win, just as he was two weeks ago at Watkins Gen (N.Y.)." Finishing second in their Multimatic Motorsports/Coca-Cola Ford SVT Mustang Cobra were Toronto racers Scott Maxwell Jay Malowney and Dave Lacey. "That was a heck of a race," said Maxwell. "but what's more important is that between the winners and our team, we were able to put a five-point lead over Pontiac for the Manufacturers Championship in the Grand Sports class. None of us has a chance for the Drivers Championship, so all the Ford teams really want to win one for Ford." Lance Stewart, Jupiter, Fla., and co-driver/car owner John Bourassa, Hobe Sound, Fla., won the Sports class in the wet/windy-weekend aptly-named Team Hurricane Acura Integra R, beating to the finish line Andy Lally, Northport, N.Y. in the Team Spartanburg BMW Z3 Coupe which had led the class throughout the race." "Our car doesn't have the engine torque that the BMW has, so I just had to rely on 15 more years experience and out-drive Andy," smiled Stewart. 'Lance really took me to school today." added Lally, but he only has a one-point lead on me for the championship, and I think we can win that at Daytona next month." Finishing an amazing sixth overall and winning the Touring class was Scott Hartmann, Newport Beach, Calif., and co-driver Joe Foster, Gainesville, Ga. 'We only needed one gas stop," said Hartmann, 'and our Audi A-4 Quattro was flawless all weekend long- The only thing that could have improved our finish would have been rain - if it had rained we might have finished in the top three overall Instead of just winning our class." Bob Saw, Falmouth, Mass., and co-driver/car owner SIP Fenton, Keene, N.H. won the Compact class, loading almost wire-to-wire In their Team Kendall Honda Civic del Sol. "Our winning and the second place by the Oldsmobile team should pretty well secure first and second for us in the driver's points. and come close to looking the Manufacturer's Championship for Honda." The overall race featured 13 lead changes among seven cars. Snyder and Ackley averaged 77.312 miles per hour for 63 laps around the famed 3.7-mile Florida mad course. Associate sponsors of the Motorola Cup Series are Hoosier, Sunoco Deringer, Sony, STP, Castrol and Speed Stick. In addition to the race purses, $181,750 in contingency monies is posted at each Motorola Cup race from BMW, Audi, Honda/Acura, Mazda, Toyota. Ford, and General Motors, plus the Hoosier Pole Position program from Hoosier Tire.

Results:

PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR - C GS S T Race 09 on October 16 1999 October Speedfest at Sebring Sebring International Raceway - Length of Track: 3.7 Miles

FN.ST.CAR                                                                           LAPS        --DURING-RACE--
PS.PS.NO. CL     DRIVERS               SPONSOR/CAR                                  COMP STATUS FAST LAP SPEED
1  2  17 GS   Ackley/Snyder            Zippo Manufacturing/Ford Cobra R              63         2:26.652 90.827
2  9  7  GS   Lacey/Malowney/Maxwell   Coca-Cola/CIBCWorldMkts/TimHor/Ford Cobra     63         2:25.445 91.581
3  3  22 GS   Culver/Pilgrim           BombardierAerospace/PureImage//BMW M3         63         2:25.358 91.635
4  11 11 GS   Powell/Goad/Conway       Sunoco/Pennzoil/Powell High Perf/Pontiac Fi   63         2:26.264 91.068
5  6  54 GS   Pfeffer/Fitzgerald       Pure Image/Bombardier Aerospace//BMW M3       62         2:26.728 90.780
6  18 2  T    Hartmann/Foster          Intrax/AMS/ABT/Audi A4 Quattro                62         2:36.050 85.357
7  17 78 GS   De_Fontes/Thompson/Thmps Dura(The Fitted Garage)/Steel Cab/Pontiac Fi  62         2:28.268 89.837
8  12 47 GS   Kohler/Smith             Zippo Manufacturing/Ford Cobra R              62         2:29.236 89.254
9  16 10 S    Bourassa/Stewart         Honda Acura/All European Autos/Acura Integra  62         2:33.817 86.596
10 19 71 T    Schwartzott/Endicott     BBS/Acura/Acura Integra R                     61         2:35.355 85.739
11 25 58 T    Hein/Green               Smith Barney/TI Racing/Honda Prelude          61         2:36.090 85.335
12 27 40 T    Nonnamaker/Nonnamaker    US Filter/Mazda MX-6                          61         2:35.741 85.526
13 38 43 T    Wymore/Starita           US Filter/Mazda MX-6                          61         2:36.514 85.104
14 15 72 S    Liebengood/Lally         GlobalImport/Lear/BMWManufactr/BMW Z3 Cou     61         2:33.506 86.771
15 10 5  GS   Gilbert/Camp             Bay Area Automotive/Ford Cobra R              61         2:28.308 89.813
16 20 63 S    Van_Sicklen/Plumb        MAI/Kosel/TireRack/KingMotorsp/Acura Inte     60         2:35.991 85.389
17 26 59 T    Hein/Blackman            Smith Barney/TI Racing/Honda Prelude          60         2:38.336 84.124
18 31 27 C    Fenton/Beede             Kendall Motor Oil/Honda Of Keene/Honda Del So 60         2:38.894 83.829
19 37 48 C    Magner/Del_Vecchio/Beede Superwinch/Olds Achieva SC                    60         2:39.656 83.429
20 21 74 GS   Houk/Shreiner            Zippo Manufacturing/Ford Cobra R              60         2:34.253 86.351
21 40 24 T    Linder/Colletti          Power Connector Inc/Acura Integra R           60         2:40.893 82.787
22 28 06 C    Fenton/Beede/Magner      Kendall Oil / Honda of Keene/Honda Civic      60         2:39.447 83.538
23 30 6  C    Hebert/Craig/Schraenen   HyundaiMtrspts/HyundaiAutoCana/Hyundai Ti     60         2:40.382 83.051
24 1  33 GS   Miller/Yarosz/Heinricy   Phoenix Pontiac-Buick Inc/Pontiac Firebrd     60         2:26.767 90.756
25 41 4  T    Negri/Cagnolo/Clark      Intrax/AMS/ABT/Audi A4 Quattro                59         2:39.930 83.286
26 8  16 GS   Theetge/Tremblay         X-Tends/Mazda Canada/Mazda RX7 Turbo         *56 LooseW  2:26.683 90.808
27 36 62 C    Grammer/Lauzon/Greenisen King Motorsports/Kosel/TireRack/Honda del     56         2:45.413 80.525
28 5  31 GS   Conway/Goad/Espenlaub    Sunoco/Pennzoil/PowellHighPerf/Pontiac Fi    *48 Crash   2:26.600 90.859
29 4  32 GS   Miller/Hayner/Heinricy   Phoenix Pontiac-Buick Inc/Pontiac Firebrd    *44 Mechan  2:27.572 90.261
30 39 05 S    Lynch/Fitzgerald         DeLeon Industries Inc/Mazda RX-7              41         2:44.792 80.829
31 7  0  GS   Wilkins/Maxwell          Coca-Cola/TrizecHahn/FordCanad/Ford Cobra    *40 FuelPr  2:26.907 90.669
32 35 90 S    Bunting/Goldsborough     LexusOfAnnpls/GleasonFinl/Coal/Lexus GS 4     40         2:35.690 85.554
33 32 8  C    Cullen/Schraenen/Craig   Hyundai Motorsprt/HyundaiAutoCN/Hyundai Ti   *38 Crash   2:40.588 82.945
34 23 04 GS   Kopperl/Piscelli         PontiacFirebird                              *31 FuelPr  2:35.079 85.891
35 33 70 S    Lally/Drew/Nelson        Lear/ZimsCrackCreme/Racemrq/Gl/BMW Z3 Cou    *27 Mechan  2:37.835 84.391
36 24 26 GS   MacDonald_Cadieux/Shep   Snap On/Pontiac Firebrd                      *21 PwrSte  2:32.267 87.477
37 29 35 GS   Aquilante/Yarosz/Miller  Phoenix Pontiac-Buick Inc/Pontiac Firebrd    *17 Flat T  2:35.037 85.914
38 13 39 GS   Hayner/Weinberg/Miller   Phoenix Pontiac-Buick Inc/Pontiac Firebrd    *16 RearDi  2:32.676 87.243
39 14 89 GS   Hebert/Emeric            Zeke's/AubergeGodefroy/CIGB/Chevy Camaro     *9  Transm  2:29.446 89.129
40 22 02 S    de_Quesada/Gabel/Espenlb Safe Quip/DiamondRotore/Porsche 944 S2       *4  Crash   2:38.059 84.272
41 34 81 S    Hillested/Callahan       BMW 328is                                    *4  Engine  2:41.374 82.541
42 42 46 C    Cioci_Jr/TBD             Cioci Auto Sales Inc/Dodge Neon              *0  n.a.    No-Time
PTS/PURSE include qualifying awards         ** Better than the Existing Track Record
O/A Time of Race: 3 hours 54.142 seconds       
Length of Race: 233.1 Miles                     
Margin of Victory: 4.656 seconds  77.312 MPH Average Lap Speed            
Fastest Race Lap: 02:25.358 by  Culver/Pilgrim in car # 22
Compact Margin of Victory: 2.219 seconds Average race speed:  73.227 MPH
Grand Sport Margin of Victory: 4.656 seconds Average race speed:  77.312 MPH
Sport Margin of Victory: 1 LAPS Average race speed:  75.108 MPH
Touring Margin of Victory: 1 LAPS Average race speed:  75.835 MPH

LAP LEADER(S) # 33 1- 2 # 32 3- 4 # 33 5- 6 # 32 7- 7 # 33 8- 18 # 31 19- 24 # 54 25- 28 # 22 29- 39 # 11 40- 43 # 31 44- 44 # 17 45- 47 # 11 48- 53 # 17 54- 63

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