NA-F2000: Road American qualifying one notes

Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship Qualifying 1 Notes from Road America 8:43 AM -- The field has formed on the false grid for the first of two 30-minute qualifying sessions. 8:43 AM -- The first qualifying session will be for race one of the...

Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship Qualifying 1 Notes from Road America

8:43 AM -- The field has formed on the false grid for the first of two 30-minute qualifying sessions.

8:43 AM -- The first qualifying session will be for race one of the Mario Andretti Grand Prix at Road America doubleheader, which will commence Saturday, August 2, at 3:45 p.m.

8:50 AM- Cars roll on track under overcast conditions.

8:52 AM -- The track is damp, after heavy rain overnight.

8:54 AM -- This is the first time the Zetec cars have run on the 4.0-mile road course, with older Ford Pinto power plant being used last time the series ran at Road America in 2001.

8:58 AM -- Early in the session the top-five No. 19 Festa, No. 91 Kimball, No. 9 Kasemets, No. 25 A. Prendeville and No. 86 Brumbaugh.

9:00 AM -- In pre-race testing on Thursday No. 28 Pecorari was quickest.

9:01 AM -- The top-five is now No. 2 Aschenbach, No. 91, No. 23 Bomarito, No. 9 and No. 25.

9:03 AM -- The track appears to be drying as the session progresses.

9:04 AM -- The fast time by No. 2 is 2:16.0

9:04 AM -- No. 31 Szykulski has returned to the paddock.

9:06 AM -- The top-five is No. 25, No. 32 Barber, No. 2, No. 86 and No. 23. The fast time is 2:15.2.

9:07 AM -- RED, the session is halted for No. 57 Kraut off in turn three.

9:10 AM -- The top-five during the break is No. 25, No. 91, No. 19, No. 23 and No. 32.

9:11 AM -- GREEN, No. 57 has made it back to the pits.

9:12 AM -- Several of the fastest drivers has stayed on pitlane to find a gap in the traffic.

9:13 AM -- No. 57 has returned to the paddock.

9:15 AM -- No. 23 has stopped on pitlane and the driver has exited the car. The team is reporting a gearbox problem.

9:17 AM -- Five minutes remaining the top-five is No. 32, No. 23, No. 91, No. 19 and No. 23.

9:18 AM -- The top ACC car is No. 73 Carlson.

9:19 AM -- The top-five is No. 32, No. 91, No. 86, No. 9 and No. 25. Fast time is now 2:13.9.

9:20 AM -- CHECKERED.

9:21 AM -- No. 32 Barber captures fifth pole position of the season with a fast lap of 2:13.916. Completing the top-five is No. 91 Kimball, No. 86 Brumbaugh, No. 9 Kasemets and No. 25 A. Prendeville. The top ACC car is No. 34 Rodney.

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