SBRS: 1996 series preview

Barber Dodge Pro Series Opens 11th Season at St.Petersburg FL February 25 Last year's championship runner-up Geoff Boss is back, two sons of former Formula One drivers are signed up, and the usual heady mix of fast byt previously unknown...

Barber Dodge Pro Series Opens 11th Season at St.Petersburg FL February 25 Last year's championship runner-up Geoff Boss is back, two sons of former Formula One drivers are signed up, and the usual heady mix of fast byt previously unknown foreign drivers highlight the entry for the 1996 Barber Dodge Pro Series sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. Full fields - 28 drivers - are expected for both the season opener Kash n Karry Florida Grand Prix of St Petersburg and round 2, March 16, at the 12 Hours of Sebring. In addition to Boss, the leading championship contender, the talent goes deep through the field. Fighting for a race win or two and the title should be: Derek Hill, son of 1961 F1 World Champion Phil; Jeff Bucknum, son of the late Ronnie, first F1 driver for Honda; Skip Barber Big Scholarship winner Tonny Renna; 1995 Barber Dodge Rookie of the Year Tim Moser; FF2000 stand-out Memo Gildey; and Scandinavian retruness Fredrik Larsson of Sweden and Norway's Thomas Schie. Based on pre-season testing, surprises could come from newcomers Reno Mastronardi of Italy, Jacob Sund from Denmark, France's Nicolas Rondet, and second generation American racer Rocky Moran Jr. Standouts from the Skip Barber Formula Dodge series stepping up to the professional ranks include Jeff Willoughby, Chris Menninga, Andres Felipe Gomez, Steve Rikert, Sieja Ara, Leandro Larrossa, G.J. Mennen and Brian Selby. The Barber Dodge Pro Series features single-seat open wheel racing cars powered by 3.5 liter Dodge V6 engines; all cars are owned and prepared by Skip Barber Racing. Green flag for round 1 is 1:00 pm. on Sunday Feb 25; first TV tape delay broadcast of this race will be on ESPN2, Sunday March 10 at 4:30 p.m. EST Complete Barber Dodge Pro Series entry list car # name home 2 Jeff Willoughby East Lansing MI 3 Memo Gidley San Rafael CA 4 Geoff Boss Narragansett RI 5 Chris Menninga Pella IA 6 Joe Vantreese Batavia IL 7 Rocky Moran Jr. Covina CA 8 Fredrik Karsson Sweden 9 Tony Renna Deland FL 10 Thomas Schie Norway 12 Jarrett Boon Chandler AZ 14 Gary Glanger Dallas TX 15 Andres Felipe Gomez Colombia 17 Steven Rikert Rhinebeck NY 19 Seija Ara Japan 20 Rino Mastronardi Italy 21 Bryan Selby Alpine CA 23 Tim Moser Ventura CA 24 Derek Hill Santa Monica CA 25 Leandro Larossa Argentina 26 Nicolas Rondet France 28 Jeff Bucknum Novato CA 31 G.J. Mennen New vernon NJ 37 Mauro Fartuszek Argentina 51 Skip Streets Manhattan Beach CA 58 Jacob Sund Denmark 60 Nick O'Sullivan Boulder CO 71 Tim Enoch Lake Forest CA 77 Patsy DiFilippo Apollo PA 99 Wes Short Palm Harbor FL for more information Skip Barber Racing School email to WWW@SKIPBARBER.COM Barber Dodge Pro Seres email to Rick Roso 72230.271@compuserve.com all typos are mine, with apologies Greg Rickes

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