This (this) is (is) not (not) an (an) Echo (echo): Bonilla on Pole Again SEBRING, Fla. (March 18) - Rain or shine -- or partly cloudy -- Gerardo Bonilla can lap Sebring like you read about. After winning the opener yesterday in soaking...
This (this) is (is) not (not) an (an) Echo (echo): Bonilla on Pole Again
SEBRING, Fla. (March 18) - Rain or shine -- or partly cloudy -- Gerardo Bonilla can lap Sebring like you read about. After winning the opener yesterday in soaking conditions, in qualifying for today's round two at Sebring International, on the pole he sits gain, having turned a 2:28.711, a full second clear of next-best Matt Varsha, who's just ahead of the continuing-to-surprise Lucas McConnell. Under perfect partly cloudy conditions this morning, Bonilla took his second consecutive pole position.
Also showing well we're Garrett Zine, Adam Tran and Cole Nelson, fourth through sixth, respectively. Qualifying seventh was 2005 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship winner Jordy Vorrath, ahead of a consistent Peter Ludwig, Irishman Eoin Ryan and the focused Paul Albert.
Title contender Lorenzo Mandarino had some suspension problems and jumped into a spare halfway through the session. The set-up was not near his liking and did well to qualify 14th.
Starting grid following qualifying for Round Two (of 14) of Skip Barber National Championship Presented by RACER, at Sebring International Raceway, 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course:
<pre> 1. Gerardo Bonilla, Orlando, Fla 2:28.711 89.570 mph 2. Matt Varsha, Atlanta, 2:29.811 3. Lucas McConnell, Springfield, Va 2:29.976 4. Garrett Zine, Rio Linda, Calif 2:30.005 5. Adam Tran, Vancouver, B.C Can 2:30.259 6. Cole Nelson, Atwater, Calif 2:30.526 7. Jordy Vorrath, White Rock, B.C, Can 2:30.633 8. Peter Ludwig, New Paltz, N.Y 2:30.845 9. Eoin Ryan, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, 2:31.179 10. Paul Albert, Ottawa, Ont, Can 2:31.244 11. Alan Sciuto, Orange, Calif 2:31.520 12. Andy Rossetto, Grafton, Wis 2:31.595 13. Casey Neal, Middletown, Ohio 2:31.624 14. Lorenzo Mandarino, Burnaby, B.C, Can 2:32.295 15. Richard Heistand, Sunny Isles, Fla 2:32.772 16. Pablo Sanchez Lopez, Xochimanga, Mexico 2:32.795 17. Winston de Wardt, Steamboat Springs, Colo 2:33.532 18. Chris Cook, Coopersburg, Pa 2:33.661 19. Jimmy Locke, Center Barnstead, N.H 2:33.703 20. Jimmy Holden, Tiona, Pa 2:35.278 21. John Angelone, Bridgewater, N.J 2:36.588 22. Terrick Mansur, Oranjestad, Aruba 2:39.791 23. Alain Roger Matrat, Annapolis, Md 2:44.746 24. Jeremy Morales, Glen Head, N.Y 2:45.491