SBRS: Sears Point report and points update

LARSSON LICKS'EM AT SEARS SONOMA, Calif. (July 14) - Fredrik Larsson drove unbothered from pole to checkered flag in round seven of the Barber Dodge Pro Series at Sears Point Raceway, his fourth win of the year. He jumped on the throttle...

LARSSON LICKS'EM AT SEARS SONOMA, Calif. (July 14) - Fredrik Larsson drove unbothered from pole to checkered flag in round seven of the Barber Dodge Pro Series at Sears Point Raceway, his fourth win of the year. He jumped on the throttle the moment the pace car pulled off, leaving outside front row man Geoff Boss in his wake. By the end of lap 1 he had a five car length lead and was never headed. Boss had Derek Hill in his mirrors early on but distanced himself by halfway. Hill, who had started fourth, passed Tony Renna into Turn 1 at the start and stayed there until race's end. Rino Mastronardi, second in points to Larsson, battled Renna but eventually settled for fifth. "I just want to get away at the starts, then take it easy " Larsson said. "Last year, I waited too long to go at the start. Not this year." Asked about his title chances, Larsson said, "I'm not going to change the way I approach the races, but I think finishing in the top five the rest of the year can get me the championship." Larsson broke the qualifying record, the race average-speed record and the fastest race-lap record over the weekend and now leads Mastronardi by 26 points heading to round eight at Mid-Ohio August 11. Moser remains in third with 70. -Rick Roso

SCCA Pro Racing, Barber Dodge Pro Series race results, round 7 (July 14), Sears Point Raceway, 2.52-mile, 11-turn road course.

Round 7: Fin. St. Driver, town or country, laps completed, reason out (if any), prize 1. (1) Fredrik Larsson, Sweden ,94.200 mph (R), 19 laps, $10,000 2. (2) Geoff Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 19, $6,000 3. (4) Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 19, $4,000 4. (3) Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., 19, $2,500 5. (6) Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 19, $1,800 6. (5) Andres Felipe Gomez, Colombia, 19, $1,500 7. (9) Thomas Schie, Norway, 19, $1,300 8. (11) Tim Moser, Ventura Calif., 19, $1,200 9. (8) Chris Mennninga, Pella, Iowa, 19, $1,000 10. (12) Memo Gidley, San Rafael, Calif., 19, $1,000 11. (7) Steven Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 19, $800 12. (13) Skip Streets, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 19, $700 13. (18) Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 19, $600 14. (20) Seiji Ara, Japan, 4, 19, $1,000 15. (16) Austin Cameron, El Cajon, Calif., 19, $500 16. (19) Philippe Siffert, Switzerland, 19, $500 17. (21) John McCaig, Canada, 19, $500 18. (23) G.J. Mennen, New Vernon, N.J., 19, $500 19. (22) Carlos Bonetti, Brasil, 19, $500 20. (24) Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 18, $500 21. (26) Steve Lorenzen, Tahoe Cityy, Calif., 18, $500 22. (25) Art Coia, Barrington, R.I., 12, accident, $500 23. (10) Jeff Bucknum, Novato, Calif., 3, gearbox, $500 24. (15) Leandro Larrosa, Argentina, 1, accident, $500 25. (14) Samer Hindi, Lebanon, 0, accident, $500 26. (17) Bryan Selby, Alpine, Calif., 0, accident, $500 27. (27) Nick O'Sullivan, Boulder, Colo., 0, Did Not Start

qualifying summaries are available on the Unofficial Skip Barber Racing WWW Site http://www.albany.edu/~gr743

Time of race: 30 minutes, 28.943 seconds Winning speed: 94.200 mph (R) Distance: 19 laps, 44.88 miles Margin of Victory: 2.580 seconds Fastest Race Lap: Fredrik Larsson, lap 8, 1:35.372 (R) Most Progressive Driver: Seiji Ara, 20th to 14th Lap leaders: Fredrik Larsson, 1 - 19

Points following round 7: 1. Fredrik Larsson 100 2. Rino Mastronardi 74 3. Tim Moser 70 4. Derek Hill 68 5. Thomas Schie 68 6. Tony Renna 57 7. Geoff Boss 49 8. Jeff Bucknum 42 9. Bryan Selby 38 10.Seiji Ara 35 Next race: Mid-Ohio, Lexington, Ohio, August 11

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