SBRS: Lime Rock Park fast facts

WHAT: Rounds 3 and 4 of 12 of the 2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series in support of The Lime Rock Park Grand Prix. WHEN: Qualifying Race 1, Friday, May 25 , 1:05 p.m.; Race 2, Saturday May 26, 9:00 a.m. (20 Minutes); Final Qualifying, Race 1, Friday,...

WHAT: Rounds 3 and 4 of 12 of the 2001 Barber Dodge Pro Series in support of The Lime Rock Park Grand Prix.

WHEN: Qualifying Race 1, Friday, May 25 , 1:05 p.m.; Race 2, Saturday May 26, 9:00 a.m. (20 Minutes); Final Qualifying, Race 1, Friday, May 25, 4:10 p.m.; Race 2, Saturday May 26, 12:20 p.m.(20 Minutes); RACE1 START, Saturday May 26 at 5:10 p.m. (40 Minutes) RACE 2 START, Monday May 28 at 11:00 a.m. (40 Minutes)

WHERE: Lime Rock Park, Lime Rock, Conn.

WHO: 20 drivers from five different countries

TELEVISION: ESPN2; Round 3 on 6/26/01 at 6:00 p.m. Round 4 on 7/3/01 at 6:00 p.m.

Drivers who have used the Barber Pro Series as a steppingstone into the world of top level auto racing include: 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner and current CART driver Kenny Brack; 2000 Indy 500 winner and current driver for the BMW-WilliamsF1 team, Juan Pablo Montoya

All drivers compete in identically prepared single-seat, open-wheel race cars which are owned, maintained and transported by the Barber Dodge Pro Series.

In 1998, world famous racecar manufacturer Reynard Motorsport, was called upon to design an all new carbon-fiber monocoque chassis exclusively for the series. That chassis is mated to an all aluminum 3.5 liter V6 Dodge engine tuned to deliver 265 peak horsepower driven through a six-speed sequential Hewland gearbox. The Reynard Dodge 98E is shod with Michelin Pilot SX racing slicks.

Races are 40 minutes in duration with points allocated to the top-15 finishers (20 to the winner, then 16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1). A driver's ten best results count toward the championship total. An additional point is awarded to the fastest qualifier as well as the holder of the fastest race lap. $1 million in prize money is awarded over the course of the year.

All 12 rounds of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series will again be televised on ESPN2 as well as ESPN International.

-BARBER

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya
Teams Williams