BARBER DODGE PRO SERIES, LIME ROCK PARK FINAL QUALIFYING/STARTING GRID FOR MONDAY, MAY 27, 30-MINUTE RACE. Barber Dodge Pro Series, Lime Rock Park, Conn., Saturday afternoon, final qualifying, 25-minute session; time in seconds around Lime Rock Park, 1.54- mile, 8-turn road course. All cars equally prepared Mondiale chassis/Dodge V- 6/Goodyear Eagle racing slicks.
Course record: Brandon Sperling, 1993, :53.521/103.585 mph Starting order following final qualifying: 1. Fredrik Larsson/Sweden :54.281/102.130 mph 2. Derek Hill/Santa Monica, Calif. :54.377/101.950 3. Thomas Schie/Norway :54.446/101.830 4. Tony Renna/Deland, Fla. :54.477/101.770 5. Rino Mastronardi/Italy :54.537/101.660 6. Andres Gomez/Colombia :54.541/101.490 7. Geoff Boss/Narragansett, R.I. :54.625/101.490 8. Tim Moser/Ventura, Calif. :54.665/101.420 9. Jeff Bucknum/Simi Valley, Calif. :54.678/101.390 10. Memo Gidley/San Rafael, Calif. :54.818/101.130 11. Rocky Moran/Coto de Caza, Calif. :54.862/101.050 12. Bryan Selby/Alpine, Calif. :54.964/100.860 13. Brian McCarthy/Dayton, Ohio :54.977/100.840 14. Steve Rikert/Rhinebeck, N.Y. :54.994/100.810 15. Chris Menninga/Pella, Iowa :55.110/100.600 16. Leandro Larrosa/Argentina :55.120/100.580 17. Seiji Ara/Japan :55.152/100.520 18. G.J. Mennen/Vernon, N.J. :55.161/100.510 19. Skip Streets/Manhattan Beach, Calif.:55.247/100.350 20. Nick O'Sullivan/Boulder, Colo. :55.695/99.540 21. Carlos Bonetti/Brasil :56.005/98.990 22. John McCaig/Vancouver, Canada :56.314/98.450 23. Jarrett Boon/Chandler, Ariz. :56.727/97.730 24. Steve Lorenzen/Tahoe City, Calif. :56.996/97.270 25. Patsy DiFilippo/Apollo, Pa. :57.104/97.090 26. Joe Vantreese/Batavia, Ill. :57.172/96.970 13. Art Coia/Barrington, R.I. :57.458/96.490
NOTES: -First 19 drivers within one second. -24 drivers went faster today (Saturday) than on Friday (not improving on their fastest laps were Tony Renna, Steven Rikert and Carlos Bonetti). -This is Fredrik Larsson's second (and consecutive) pole of 1996. -First time this year that Phil Hill's son Derek is starting on the front row. -Last year in this race, Tim Moser improved the most position in the race, starting 18th and finishing 8th. Moser is second in points (10 behind) to Larsson. LARSSON QUOTE: Asked to attribute his recent success (two-race win streak, first in points): "Last year I wanted it so much, I think I was guilty of overdriving. This year, I am smoother, calmer, not sliding around. And now, of course, I am very comfortable with rolling starts. And here, the draft is of no consequence. In fact, if you get right up behind someone, you lose all the air; it is then like driving a car with no wings at all." END Rick Roso