BYSTROM SCORES FIRST CAREER F2000 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POLE AT ROAD ATLANTA
BRASELTON, GA. (May 11, 2007) - Noah Bystrom captured his first career F2000 Championship Series pole position on Friday morning at Road Atlanta, after the provisional pole winner Cole Morgan was disqualified for being underweight. Joining the Andersen Racing pilot of the front-row for Round Three will be his teammate Terrick Mansur.
Almost immediately following the lone practice session at the renowned Georgia road course, the F2000 Championship Series drivers rolled on-track for a 30-minute qualifying session. Running in formation, the early stages of the session featured Kevin Firelein Motorsports driver Rob Nicholas, Bystrom, Morgan and series newcomer Ricardo Vassmer alternating positions at the top of the speed charts. With the fastest lap regularly being lowered, qualifying was halted for several minor incidents on-course just prior to the midway point of the session. In causing the stoppage, GTP Motorsports pilot Mike Baum, and Greisiger Motorsports driver Doug Kniffin lost their fastest lap in qualifying.
After a brief break, the session resumed with the drivers attacking the course in search of a fast lap. As time winded down, numerous drivers improved their best time. Bystrom, having topped the charts the majority of the session, appeared headed for his first career pole position, when Morgan in his St. Clair Motorsports entry jumped to the top of the speed charts as checkered flag waved.
In post qualifying inspection, Morgan's car was found to be underweight, resulting in his disqualification. With the penalty, Bystrom was promoted to P1, followed by Mansur, Nicholas, VS Racing driver Keegan Van Sicklen and GTP Motorsports pilot Matt McDonough.
<pre> F2000 Championship Series Round Three Qualifying Results
Pos. Name Team Fast Time 1. Noah Bystrom Andersen Racing 1:26.952 2. Terrick Mansur Andersen Racing 1:27.218 3. Rob Nicholas Kevin Firlein Motorsport 1:27.232 4. Keegan Van Sicklen VS Racing 1:27.297 5. Richardo Vassmer Andersen Racing 1:27.325 6. Matt McDonough GTP Motorsports 1:27.327 7. Juliana Gonzalez Andersen Racing 1:27.840 8. Phil Lombardi PMC Racing 1:28.192 9. Scott Willard Andersen Racing 1:28.275 10. John Dole Dole Racing 1:28.276 11. Michael Mazziotti R-Sport 1:28.659 12. Clark Cambern Adams Racing 1:28.911 13. Max Hyatt Richard Morgan Racing 1:29.028 14. Thomas Fatur GTP Motorsports 1:29.103 15. Alan Guibord Jr. ADSA/Wright Racing 1:29.635 16. Jeff McCusker McCusker Racing 1:29.661 17. Craig Clawson Clawson Racing 1:30.079 18. Doug Kniffin Greisiger Motorsports 1:30.237 19. Scott Dick R-Sport 1:30.394 20. Charles Finelli Fat Boy Racing 1:30.619 21. Brendan Puderbach Greisiger Motorsports 1:30.798 22. Vaughn Horvath ACE Racing 1:31.281 23. Alan Guibord Sr. ADSA/WrightRacing 1:32.009 24. Robert Wright ADSA/Wright Racing 1:32.461 25. Mike Baum GTP Motorsports 1:33.186 26. Lewis Cooper Jr. St. Clair Motorsports 1:33.520 27. Jed Dorsheimer JEDi Racing 1:33.792 28. Ric Baribeault Greisiger Motorsports 1:34.513 29. Peter Gonzalez GTP Motorsports 1:34.655 30. Len Amato Greisiger Motorsports 1:35.328 31. Chris Gumprecht Greisiger Motorsports 1:41.792 32. Doug Prendeville PMC Racing No-time 33. Jesse Yorio Piper Engineering No-time DQ Cole Morgan St. Clair Motorsports </pre> Round Three of the F2000 Championship Series is scheduled to commence at 2:15 p.m. local time.
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