NA-F2000: Andersen Racing Cleveland qualifying report

Andersen Racing's Vassmer Gets Pole For First F2000 Race at Cleveland CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 23 - Andersen Racing's Ricardo Vassmer set an automatic track record in earning the pole this morning for this afternoon's Hankook Tires F2000...

Andersen Racing's Vassmer Gets Pole For First F2000 Race at Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 23 - Andersen Racing's Ricardo Vassmer set an automatic track record in earning the pole this morning for this afternoon's Hankook Tires F2000 Championship Series race at Burke Lakefront Airport.

The series' first visit here is a doubleheader, as are all the 2007 Hankook Tires F2000 races. The starting line-up for Sunday's race will be determined by each driver's fastest lap in today's race.

Driving the No. 2 car advertising PDVSA, Citgo, Zoom and Meridiano TV, Vassmer took an immediate liking to the 2.106-mile road course. His first pole in this series was done in 1:16.449. The second-fastest qualifier, Max Hyatt, was 0.085 of a second slower than Vassmer, who is from Caracas, Venezuela and Coral Springs, Fla.

The other four Andersen Racing drivers entered in the series did quite well too. Noah Bystrom of Chanhassen, Minn. (APEX Universal Joints and Cooper Power Tools) qualified fourth; Terrick Mansur of Aruba (Aruba.com No. 17) was fifth; Juliana Gonzalez of Mexico City (No. 77) placed eighth and Scott Willard of Weston, Conn. (BroadReach Partners No. 14) will start 14th in today's 39-car race at 5 p.m. EDT.

Vassmer and Mansur were first and second in the provisional qualifying round on Friday.

Going into this weekend Mansur was second in the overall point standings; Bystrom was fourth; Vassmer, who didn't compete in the first two races, was sixth, and Gonzalez was ninth.

After this weekend's races the next F2000 Championship Series doubleheader is July 14-15 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

-credit: andersenracingteam.com

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Max Hyatt