Lime Rock Park Friday summary

Fast Friday for Mohegan Sun 200 at Lime Rock Park LAKEVILLE, CT (15 August 2008) -- The Mohegan Sun 200 at Lime Rock Park got off to a fast start on Friday as the NASCAR Camping World East Series, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller...

Fast Friday for Mohegan Sun 200 at Lime Rock Park

LAKEVILLE, CT (15 August 2008) -- The Mohegan Sun 200 at Lime Rock Park got off to a fast start on Friday as the NASCAR Camping World East Series, Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup, and VW Jetta TDI Cup Series all staged practice sessions in preparation for Saturday's race action.

In addition to practice, the Mustang and Jetta series also set their grids for the races with qualifying sessions, but a light rain during the NASCAR scheduled qualifying meant that the grid was set by championship points, with Mohegan Sun's #40 Matt Kobyluck who is looking for his second Lime Rock Park victory in a row from P1 on Saturday.

The weather forecast has the rain firmly in the rear view mirror for the Lime Rock Park area, as Saturday's afternoon race action should also include some sunscreen for fans along with blankets, lawn chairs, and a cold Harpoon Beer.

The nearly-silent clean-diesel Jetta TDI race will start at 10:30 AM, as the Mustangs turn up the volume a bit starting at 11:05 AM in advance of the 1:10 PM green flag as the NASCAR grid hits the loud pedal to go racing on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, 16 August
9:00 -- 9:20 AM Mustang Parade Laps -- 50 cars
9:30 -- 9:50 AM Accessible Racing Demo Laps
10:30 -- 11:00 AM RACE: VW Jetta TDI Cup
11:05 AM -- 12:05 PM RACE: Ford Racing Mustang Challenge
11:15 AM -- 12:00 PM NASCAR Autograph Session
12:05 -- 12:15 PM Mustang Parade Laps -- 50 cars
12:15 -- 12:25 PM Mohegan Sun Hot Laps
1:10 -- 4:10 PM RACE: Mohegan Sun 200 (NASCAR Camping World East)
1:30 -- 2:30 PM VW Jetta TDI Cup Autograph Session
4:15 -- 5:15 PM Fan Appreciation Hot Laps

-credit: lrp

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Series NASCAR Canada , Road racing , SCCA
Drivers Matt Kobyluck