SBRS: Mid Ohio Friday Practice

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 7)- Thomas Schie set the fastest time in Barber Dodge Pro Series practice Friday with a fast lap of 1 minute, 25.062 seconds at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Schie, of Oslo, Norway, averaged 95.563 mph in the...

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 7)- Thomas Schie set the fastest time in Barber Dodge Pro Series practice Friday with a fast lap of 1 minute, 25.062 seconds at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Schie, of Oslo, Norway, averaged 95.563 mph in the afternoon session on the 2.258-mile road course. Eric Tresslar was close behind in 1:25.081 (95.542 mph). Will Langhorne turned in the best performance in the morning session (1:25.123, 95.495)which was good for third overall.

Schie was more than seven-tenths of a second quicker in the second Barber Dodge practice. He was 13th after the morning session.

"I tried a couple of things during the session and some of them worked and some of them didn't, so that's basically what testing is all about," Schie said. "But I found a lot of time and I found a lot of time in driving, finding the right line. The car feels comfortable for tomorrow's qualifying and hopefully we'll gauge everything right and get a good lap

Series points leader Jeff Simmons spun and hit the wall in turn 1 in the afternoon, sustaining heavy damage to the left rear of the Reynard Dodge 98E. Simmons was third quickest in the morning session and seventh overall.

First-round and final qualifying for the Barber Dodge Pro Series is Saturday.

Friday's times from the first practice session for the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the Miller Lite 200 in Lexington, Ohio. Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.258-mile, 13-turn, road course. All cars are identical Reynard Dodge V-6, open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1 Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:25.123, 95.495 mph 2 Todd Snyder, Sheffield, Mass., 1:25.147, 95.468 3 Jeff Simmons, E. Granby, Conn., 1:25.233, 95.372 4 Nicolas Rondet, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1:25.238, 95.366 5 Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:25.407, 95.177 6 Shane Donley, Las Vegas, 1:25.421, 95.162 7 Tom Woods, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 1:25.450, 95.129 8 Giovanni Anapoli, Italy, 1:25.595, 94.968 9 Eric Tresslar, Denver, 1:25.634, 94.925 10 Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 1:25.644, 94.914 11 Sepp Koster, The Netherlands, 1:25.645, 94.913 12 John McCaig, Vancouver, Canada, 1:25.705, 94.846 13 Thomas Schie, Norway, 1:25.808, 94.732 14 Peter Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:25.901, 94.630 15 Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., 1:26.034, 94.484 16 Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:26.094, 94.418 17 Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., 1:26.109, 94.401 18 Brian Pelke, Lansing, Ill., 1:26.170, 94.334 19 Owen McAuley, Ireland, 1:26.183, 94.320 20 Jamie Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:26.212, 94.288 21 Gregg Borland, Elkhart Lake, Wis., 1:26.240, 94.258 22 Jeff Altenburg, Catonsville, Md., 1:26.791, 93.659 23 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Boca Raton, Fla., 1:27.029, 93.403 24 Patsy DiFillippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:27.579, 92.817 25 Scott Mayer, Franklin, Wis., 1:27.902, 92.476 26 Stephen Sardelli, Jamestown, R.I., 1:28.279, 92.081

Friday's times from the second practice session for the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the Miller Lite 200 in Lexington, Ohio. Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.258-mile, 13-turn, road course. All cars are identical Reynard Dodge V-6, open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1 Thomas Schie, Norway, 1:25.062, 95.563 mph 2 Eric Tresslar, Denver, 1:25.081, 95.542 3 Shane Donley, Las Vegas, 1:25.172, 95.440 4 Todd Snyder, Sheffield, Mass., 1:25.172, 95.440 5 Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:25.206, 95.402 6 Sepp Koster, The Netherlands, 1:25.286, 95.312 7 Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., 1:25.401, 95.184 8 Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:25.441, 95.139 9 Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 1:25.521, 95.050 10 Giovanni Anapoli, Italy, 1:25.775, 94.769 11 Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., 1:25.800, 94.741 12 Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:25.846, 94.690 13 Tom Woods, Rancho Cordova, Calif., 1:25.904, 94.627 14 John McCaig, Vancouver, Canada, 1:25.949, 94.577 15 Jeff Simmons, E. Granby, Conn., 1:26.053, 94.463 16 Nicolas Rondet, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1:26.175, 94.329 17 Jamie Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:26.176, 94.328 18 Brian Pelke, Lansing, Ill., 1:26.282, 94.212 19 Gregg Borland, Elkhart Lake, Wis., 1:26.569, 93.900 20 Owen McAuley, Ireland, 1:26.628, 93.836 21 Jeff Altenburg, Catonsville, Md., 1:26.675, 93.785 22 Peter Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:26.808, 93.641 23 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Boca Raton, Fla., 1:26.858, 93.587 24 Patsy DiFillippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:28.652, 91.693 25 Scott Mayer, Franklin, Wis., 1:28.760, 91.582 26 Stephen Sardelli, Jamestown, R.I., 1:29.462, 90.863

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