SBRS: Mid-Ohio first round qualifying

Nicolas Rondet On Overnight Pole LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 8, from Rick Roso) - Skip Barber "Big Scholarship" driver Nicolas Rondet, winner of the most recent Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Minnesota Grand Prix, kept his momentum going from...

Nicolas Rondet On Overnight Pole LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 8, from Rick Roso) - Skip Barber "Big Scholarship" driver Nicolas Rondet, winner of the most recent Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Minnesota Grand Prix, kept his momentum going from that breakthrough win by breaking the qualifying record at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to earn the provisional pole for Sundays 30-minute race. Points leader Rino Mastronardi was second fastest followed by Andy Boss. Derek Hill, two points behind Mastronardi in the championship chase, had an anti-roll bar break early in the session and finds himself sixth. Final qualifying is Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Provisional starting order following first qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the PPG CART Miller 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1. Nicolas Rondet, San Diego, 1:24.212, 96.528 mph (record; old record 1:24.798, 95.520 mph) 2. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 1:24.674, 96.001 3. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:24.687, 95.986 4. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:24.784, 95.877 5. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 1:24.828, 95.827 6. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1:24.840, 95.813 7. Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., 1:25.115, 95.504 8. Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:25.288, 95.310 9. Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 1:25.381, 95.206 10. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif., 1:25.464, 95.114 11. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:25.494, 95.080 12. Victor Gonzalez, Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:25.580, 94.985 13. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, 1:25.634, 94.925 14. Giovanni Gulinelli, Italy, 1:25.673, 94.882 15. Eric Tresslar, Denver, 1:25.920, 94.609 16. Jose Antonio Costa, Peru, 1:25.944, 94.583 17. Jose Luis Di Palma, Argentina, 1:26.159, 94.346 18. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:26.277, 94.217 19. Matt Robinson, Grove City, Ohio, 1:26.310, 94.181 20. Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 1:26.315, 94.176 21. G. J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 1:26.358, 94.129 22. William Peetz, Brazil, 1:26.491, 93.984 23. Mike Durand, Wayland, Mass., 1:26.644, 93.818 24. Sean Patrick Flanery, Hollywood, Calif., 1:26.722, 93.734 25. Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., Minneapolis, 1:26.748, 93.706 26. Randy Bryan, North Royalton, Ohio, 1:26.826, 93.622 27. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, 1:27.043, 93.388 28. Craig Sletten, McFarland, Wis., 1:28.041, 92.330 $$$

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