SBRS: Mid-Ohio final qualifying

Dodge-Qualifying,-Lexington, Ohio< Agate, Story Hill Takes Pole For Third Race Running LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 14, from Rick Roso) - In final qualifying, Derek Hill took the pole position for Sunday s Barber Dodge Pro Series race at ...

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Agate, Story Hill Takes Pole For Third Race Running

LEXINGTON, Ohio (June 14, from Rick Roso) - In final qualifying, Derek Hill took the pole position for Sunday s Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It is the third pole in a row for the 22-year-old son of 1961 World Champion Phil Hill. Hill’s best lap of 1:25.701 nipped Tony Renna’s best lap by 49 one-thousandths. Points leader Rino Mastronardi of Italy suffered from understeer and could qualify no higher than sixth. "The track had a lot less grip, but the air was a lot cooler and these Dodges respond really well to that. I knew I couldn’t sit on this morning’s time," Hill said. With the point earned for pole, Hill is now just 12 points behind Mastronardi. The 30-minute SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course starts at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time Sunday, and will be televised on ESPN2 Sunday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Starting order after final qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 2.25-mile, 14-turn road course. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1:25.701, 94.515 mph 2. Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., 1:25.750, 94.461 3. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 1:25.956, 94.234 4. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:26.173, 93.997 5. Rocky Moran, Jr, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:26.206, 93.961 6. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 1:26.237, 93.927 7. Mattias Andersson, Sweden, 1:26.273, 93.888 8. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:26.666, 93.828 9. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I. 1:26.401, 93.749 10. Jarle Gasland, Norway, 1:26.516, 93.624 11. Nick Rondet, San Diego, Calif., 1:26.520, 93.620 12. Steven Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 1:26.562, 93.575 13. Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 1:26.622, 93.510 14. G. J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 1:26.659, 93.470 15. Victor Gonzalez, Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:26.859, 93.255 16. John McCaig, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1:26.876, 93.236 17. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, Ariz., 1:26.994, 93.110 18. Giovanni Gulinelli, Italy, 1:27.037, 93.064 19. Alfonso Ribeiro, Hollywood, Calif., 1:27.076, 93.022 20. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, Texas, 1:27.076, 93.022 21. Josh Rehm, Plymouth, Mass., 1:27.083, 93.004 22. Eric Tresslar, Denver, Colo., 1:27.089, 92.998 23. Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, Calif., 1:27.316, 92.767 24. Jamie Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:27.360, 92.712 25. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:27.547, 92.522 26. Sebastien Carcone, France, 1:28.314, 91.718 27. Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:28.684, 91.335 28. Barry Atkins, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1:32.528, 87.541 $$$

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