SBRS: Mid-Ohio race two notes

For race two, Capps moves up a class -- and just misses podium LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug.29) - Moving up a class from his Saturday race to Sunday's, Ron Capps started 14th -- dead last -- didn't put a wheel wrong, and just missed making the...

For race two, Capps moves up a class -- and just misses podium

LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug.29) - Moving up a class from his Saturday race to Sunday's, Ron Capps started 14th -- dead last -- didn't put a wheel wrong, and just missed making the podium. On his way to fourth place, Capps put up the fourth-fastest race lap.

Yesterday, Capps won his first ever road race, leading flag-to-flag on his way to first place in the Sportsman (rookie) group of the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series; for today's second race, he volunteered to move up to the Expert class (one below the fastest group of drivers, Championship).

''Man, this was fantastic,'' Capps said. ''During the first lap today, I realized these guys play hardball -- fair, but definitely for keeps. I just said to myself, 'I've got to assert myself, be aggressive, or else I'm going to get hurt!' All the drivers, all the coaches were great, this is a really good system they got going here. I really do want to come back. I'm glad my boss Don [Prudhomme], lets me do other things besides drive for his Skoal team.''

Race Result, Group 3 (Sportsman)
Skip Barber Eastern Region Race Series,
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, August 28, 2004

12 laps of 2.4-mile circuit/28.8 miles (conditions: dry)
Margin of Victory: 6.628 seconds
Leaders: Ron Capps, 1-12
Fastest Qualifier: Capps, 2:06.272 (wet)
Fastest Race-lap: Capps, 1:43.154, lap 10

Finishing order (starting position in parentheses)
1. (1) Ron Capps
2. (2) Mike Distaulo
3. (3) Mark Fee
4. (5) Chris Weldon
5. (13) Tom Brown
6. (9) Dylan Burnside
7. (7) Dereck Blinken
8. (6) Craig Sutter
9. (11) Rick Balsley
10. (10) Mike Solley
11. (8) Andrew Piscitello
12. (12) Miles Durfrey
13. (4) Rick Roso, 2 laps

Race Result, Group 5 (Expert)
Skip Barber Eastern Region Race Series,
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, August 29, 2004

14 laps of 2.4-mile circuit/33.6 miles (conditions: dry)
Margin of Victory: 10.686 seconds
Leaders: Daniel Herrington, 1-14
Starting position based on Saturday race result
Fastest Race-lap: Doug Boyer, 1:41.458, lap 13

Finishing order (starting position in parentheses)
1. (1) Daniel Herrington
2. (4) Charles Anti
3. (13) Chris Cook
4. (14) Ron Caps
5. (3) Doug Boyer
6. (5) Martin Zimmerman
7. (7) Jisu Kim
8. (8) David Harris
9. (9) Stephen Sues
10. (12) Jimmy Locke
11. (6) Tom Lehmkuhl
12. (10) Bill Telesco
13. (2) Andy Rossetto
14. (11) Donald MacDonald

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