B-Dodge-Qualifying,-Lime Rock, Conn.
Story and Agate Hill Again On Pole LIME ROCK, Conn. (May 24, from Rick Roso) - Derek Hill, the 22-year-old son of 1961 World Champion Phil Hill, took the pole position for Monday’s barber Dodge Pro Series race at Lime Rock Park,, the 1.54-mile road course celebrating its 40th anniversary. It is the second consecutive pole position for the Santa Monica, Calif., native, who took the pole and won last week in Savannah, Ga. Points leader Rino Mastronardi of Italy waited till the final two minutes before turning a lap less than three-10ths slower than Hill'’s to take the second qualifying position. Andy Boss, younger brother of CART Indy Lights driver Geoff Boss, will start third. I love driving these Barber Dodges, particularly here at Lime Rock, Hill said. "This is one of my favorite tracks in the world. To be fast here, you can’t scrub off one bit of speed. If you do it just right, you’ll be fast. Hill, 10 points behind Mastronardi in the championship, scored his first Barber Dodge victory at Lime Rock Park in October of 1996. The 30-minute Barber Dodge Pro Series race from Lime Rock Park starts at 10:45 a.m. Eastern on Monday and will be televised on ESPN2 Sunday, June 15 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
Starting order after final qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Dodge Dealers Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park, Conn. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 1.54-mile, 7-turn road course. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.
1. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., :54.200, 102.288 mph 2. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, :54.493, 101.442 3. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I. :54.532, 101.111 4. Nick Rondet, San Diego, Calif., :54.588, 101.737 5. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, :54.612, 101.824 6. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., :54.666, 101.160 7. Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., :54.698, 101.248 8. Rocky Moran, Jr, Coto de Caza, Calif., :54.715, 101.375 9. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, :54.815, 101.214 10. Steven Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., :54.856, 101.935 11. Giovanni Gulinelli, Italy, :54.913, 100.400 12. Mattias Andersson, Sweden, :54.922, 100.248 13. Jarle Gasland, Norway, :55.187, 100.891 14. Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., :55.208, 100.687 15. G. J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, :55.220, 100.403 16. Samer Hind, Los Angeles, Calif., :55.438, 99.456 17. John McCaig, Victoria, B.C., Canada, :55.518, 99.345 18. Eric Tresslar, Denver, Colo., :55.055, 99.555 19. Victor Gonzalez, Hatoray, Puerto Rico, :55.728, 99.341 20. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, Ariz., :55.920, 99.340 21. Mike Durand, Wayland, Mass., :55.939, 99.108 22. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, Texas, :56.197, 98.572 23. Matt Fowler, Ventura, Calif., :56.255, 98.632 24. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., :56.473, 98.698 25. Sebastien Carcone, France, :56.952, 97.254 26. Denis Lay, Miami, Fla., :57.391, 96.601 27. Barry Atkins, West Palm Beach, Fla., :57.556, 96.015