Rain played a decisive role as Scott Bradley, a 20-year-old racer from Menlo Park, Calif., took the pole position for round five of the United States Formula Ford 2000 National Championship at Watkins Glen International. Jeret Schroeder was second fastest in qualifying. The Vineland, N.J. driver will start his Ireland Coffee-Tea/Purity Farms Swift on the outside of the front row for Sunday's event. Chris Fahan, of Redding, Conn., Christian Vandal, of Quebec, Canada, and Jimmy Chianis, of Escondido, California, round out the top five.

STARTING LINEUP FOR SCCA/USAC FORMULA FORD 2000 14-LAP RACE

1 Scott Bradley, F2A, Van Diemen RF94, 89.146. mph 2 Jeret Schroeder, F2A, Van Diemen RF95, 88.991. 3 Chris Fahan, F2A, Van DiemenRF95 , 88.498. 4 Christian Vandal, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 88.348. 5 Jimmy Chianis,F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 88.321. 6 Memo Gidley, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 87.885. 7 Richard Eanes, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 87.625. 8 Michael Fitzgerald, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 87.623. 9 David Pook, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 87.608. 10 Zaqueu Morioka, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 87.088. 11 Joaquin Desoto, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 86.921. 12 Bruno Bianchi, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 86.715. 13 Tim Duit, F2A, Van Diemen RF93 , 86.669. 14 Anders Sterner, F2A, Van Dieman RF95 , 86.332. 15 Ric Rushton, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 86.307. 16 David Webb, F2A, Swift DB-6 , 86.176. 17 Aaron Hsu, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 85.916. 18 John Fillipakis, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 85.839. 19 Larry Connor, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 85.449. 20 Thane Sellers, F2A, Van Diemen RF93 , 85.198. 21 Kent Jones, F2B, Reynard SF 88 , 84.891. 22 Jean-Francois Gaulin, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 84.745. 23 Jeff McCusker, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 84.610. 24 Mike Dillard, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 84.296. 25 Rick Hayward, F2A, Van Diemen RF90 , 83.921. 26 Jon Groom, F2B, Reynard SF89 , 83.883. 27 Frank Bernstein, Van Diemen RF95 , 83.365. 29 Robert Wright, F2A, Swift DB-6 , 82.663. 30 Steve Blaschak, F2A, Swift DB-6 , 82.227. 31 David Stromeyer, F2B, Reynard SF , 80.532. 32 Lance Norick, F2A, Vector , 79.425. 33 Dennis Macchio, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , 79.153. 34 Ken Dromm, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 79.065. 35 Trevor Hilliar, F2A, Swift DB-6 , 78.631. 36 Jacek Mucha, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 76.449. 37 Steve Keister, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 ,76.412. 38 Mike Andersen, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 ,76.405. 39 Dave Hall, F2A, Van Diemen RF93 , 74.282. 40 Brad Wright, F2A, Swift DB-6 , 74.101. 41 Bryce Ambraziunas,F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , 63.809. 42 Duncan Dayton, F2A, Van Diemen RF95 , no time. 43 George Frazier, F2A, Van Diemen RF94 , no time. 44 Steve Djelebian, F2A, Van DiemenRF94 , no time. 45 Mark Abel, F2A, Swift DB-6 , no time. 46 Richard Taylor, F2B, Crossle , no time.