SBRS: Loudon report

The box score alone wouldn't do justice to the scenario for round 10 of the Barber/Dodge Pro Series, held August 20 at New Hampshire International Speedway, so I've included an abridged version of Rick Roso's race report which I hope you'll...

The box score alone wouldn't do justice to the scenario for round 10 of the Barber/Dodge Pro Series, held August 20 at New Hampshire International Speedway, so I've included an abridged version of Rick Roso's race report which I hope you'll find informative. Welcome Back (Ahem), Jerry Connecticut's Jerry Nadeau plays the role of oval-track mercenary to perfection. The part-time NASCAR Busch Grand National rookie competed in the open-wheel Barber Pro Series in 1993 and 94 and in both years he handily won the only oval track race on the series schedule, at New Hampshire International Speedway's one mile bowl. The week before this year's race somebody put a bug in Jerry's ear --"You could win the Barber Pro race at NHIS, again". The light went on, Nadeac called his sponsors, Bussmann Fuse, aka Buss Fuses, and after looking at his record they agreed to pony up the entry fee. The check was Fedx'd, and arrived Thursday of race week. The story from that point on was short and sweet, Nadeau took the pole in qualifying, led from the start, and drove to a convincing win. Bang-bang just like that. Spend $8000, win $10,500, and give Buss Fuses some prominent ESPN air time -- tape delay will be Friday Sept 15at 12:30 a.m. Keep in mind that Nadeau had never driven the Pro series cars since they were converted from SAAB turbos to 3.5 liter Dodge V6 engines, and even passed on the Thursday test day. Clearly the guy is a master on the ovals. The championship chase, forthe $100,000 NGK Spark Plug Career Enhancement Award also tightened up at NHIS -- Geoff Boss moved back into the points lead over Barry Waddell, with South African Jaki Scheckter close behind. In addition, by finishing second Tim Moser gave himself at least a mathmatical chance at the crown. Next race in series, round 11 of 12, is Sept 10 at Texas World Speedway. race recap - Barber Dodge Pro Series round 10 of 12 race championship, New Hampshire International Speedway. start fin driver & home laps notes 1 1 Jerry Nadeau Danbury CT 50 2 3 Tim Moser Ventura CA 50 3 2 Jaki Scheckter South Africa 50 4 6 Geoff Boss Narragansett RI 50 5 7 Jeff Willoughby E Lansing MI 50 6 9 Chris Menninga Pella IA 50 7 8 Thomas Schie Norway 50 8 4 Fredrik Larsson Sweden 50 9 16 Barry Waddell Evansville IN 50 10 5 Jeff Bucknum Novato CA 50 11 11 Skip Streets Manhattan Bch CA 50 12 12 Mattias Andersson Sweden 50 13 18 Leandro Larossa Argentina 50 14 14 Mark Baker Ft Worth TX 49 15 17 Andres Gomez Colombia 49 16 15 G J Mennen Basking Ridge NJ 49 17 13 Steve Sardelli Jamestown RI 49 18 20 Francisco Sande e Castro Portgl49 19 19 Joe Vantreese Batavia IL 48 20 21 Jerry Tack Troy MI 47 21 10 David Pendergraph Brick NJ 39 DNF wing damage 22 22 Frank Sabatine Pen Argyl PA 0 DNS avaerage speed - 122.319 mph, margin of victory 4.147 second fast qualifier - Nadeau, 30.665 seconds, 124.242 mph lap leaders - Nadeau 1-50 fastest race lap - Nadeau 30.265 seconds 125.884 mph for more information - Skip Barber Racing School -- Rick Rataczjak 203 435-1300 Barber/Dodge Pro Series -- Rick Roso 203 435-4646 all typos are mine, with apologies Greg Rickes

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