SBRS: Lime Rock Qualifying, Grid

RONDET LEAPS 10 SPOTS, TAKES BARBER DODGE POLE LIME ROCK, Conn. (May 23, from Rick Roso) - Nicolas Rondet of Brazil today went nearly 8/10s of a second faster than yesterday to snatch the pole position away from Shane Donley in qualifying...

RONDET LEAPS 10 SPOTS, TAKES BARBER DODGE POLE

LIME ROCK, Conn. (May 23, from Rick Roso) - Nicolas Rondet of Brazil today went nearly 8/10s of a second faster than yesterday to snatch the pole position away from Shane Donley in qualifying for Monday's Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Lime Rock Park, round two of the $1.1M 1998 championship. Donley was also quicker today than yesterday, but could not hold onto pole and will start second. Rino Mastronardi, the defending race winner who only rejoined the series yesterday, will start third. Round one winner Todd Snyder could not correct a stubborn oversteer condition and is gridded sixth. The first 20 drivers are covered by one second.

Starting order following Barber Dodge final qualifying at Lime Rock Park. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 1.54-mile, 8-turn road course. All cars identical Reynard Dodge V6, open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1 Nicolas Rondet, Brazil, :54.194, 102.288 mph 2 Shane Donley, Las Vegas, :54.215, 102.260 3 Rino Mastronardi, Italy, :54.297, 102.105 4 Thomas Schie, Norway, :54.358, 101.991 5 Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., :54.398, 101.916 6 Todd Snyder, Sheffield, Mass., :54.403, 101.906 7 Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., :54.410, 101.893 8 Sepp Koster, The Netherlands, :54.482, 101.758 9 Jeff Simmons, Granby, Conn., :54.512, 101.702 10 Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., :54.613, 101.514 11 Giovanni Anapoli, Italy, :54.645, 101.455 12 Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., :54.719, 101.318 13 Victor Gonzalez, Jr., Puerto Rico, :54.735, 101.288 14 Martin Stenshorne, Norway, :54.796, 101.175 15 Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, :54.801, 101.166 16 G.J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, :54.875, 101.030 17 Eric Tresslar, Denver, :54.965, 100.864 18 Tom Woods, Rancho Cordova, Calif., :54.974, 100.848 19 John McCaig, Canada, :55.158, 101.511 20 Memo Rojas, Jr., Mexico, :55.195, 100.444 21 Jamie Menninga, Pella, Iowa, :55.355, 100.154 22 Townsend Bell, Santa Barbara, Calif., :55.372, 100.123 23 Owen McAuley, Ireland, :55.386, 100.097 24 Brian Pelke, Lansing, Ill., :55.439, 99.923 25 Peter Boss, Narragansett, R.I., :55.494, 99.903 26 Giovanni Gulinelli, Italy, :55.510, 99.874 27 Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, :55.608, 99.698 28 Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., :56.351, 98.383 29 Gregg Borland, Elkhart Lake, Wis., :56.915, 97.408 30 Scott Mayer, Franklin, Wis., :57.448, 96.505 31 Nilton Rossoni, Brazil, no time

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