NA-F2000: Road America race two qualifying

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 8, 2000)-- Marc-Antoine Camirand, of Trois-Rivieres, Que., Can., captured the pole for race two, Round Six, for the U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Road America 500 at Road America. Bryce...

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (July 8, 2000)-- Marc-Antoine Camirand, of Trois-Rivieres, Que., Can., captured the pole for race two, Round Six, for the U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Road America 500 at Road America. Bryce Miller, of Bernardsville, N.J. and Aaron Justus, of Crestline, Calif. rounded out the top-three.

After a two-hour delay, for heavy rain showers, Camirand, driving the No. 96 Key Motorsport Van Diemen Ford, captured the pole for the second race of the double header at Road America. Camirand, on a very slick track posted a quick time of 2:39.063 (91.616 mph). The pole is Camirand's seventh in his career and ties him for fourth on the all-time list.

"I have a lot of experience in the rain and like it, " said Camirand. "Earlier in the year Peter (Walsh) and Daniel (Muniz) did a two-day test in the rain, so we have a pretty good set-up. I want to win both races, but realize getting points is important here."

Daniel Muniz, driving the No. 7 Key Motorsport Van Diemen Ford, qualified in 10th position. Muniz, found himself pleased with the session.

"The car was quite good in the wet conditions," said Muniz, "I kept running into slower traffic as I tried to improve my position on the track."

The third Key Motorsport Van Diemen driven by Irish Driver of the Year, Peter Walsh encountered the same problems with traffic. Walsh qualified a disappointing 13th.

"It was frustrating out there, I could not get a clear lap," explained Walsh after the session.

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