One of the most competitive race series in North America is living up to its reputation. The Barber Dodge Pro Series will crown its 15th champion this Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Racing For Kids Grand Prix featuring the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the...
One of the most competitive race series in North America is living up to its reputation. The Barber Dodge Pro Series will crown its 15th champion this Sunday, Oct. 8 in the Racing For Kids Grand Prix featuring the Barber Dodge Pro Series at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The fight will be between American Jon Fogarty and Brazilian Nilton Rossoni for the title as well as the coveted $300,000 Career Enhancement Award.
Rossoni, the early series leader, regained the top spot following a third-place finish at Road Atlanta in round 11. That coupled with Fogarty finishing 15th after a disastrous weekend enabled Rossoni to grab the advantage. Fogarty had led the championship since early in the summer.
The cards are stacked in Rossoni¡¦s favor this weekend yet the competitiveness of the series assures no guarantees. The possible title scenarios this weekend are as follows. For Fogarty to win the championship he must:
-Win race with Rossoni finishing 10th or lower not from pole
-Finish second from pole with Rossoni finishing 12th or lower
-Finish second without pole with Rossoni 13th or lower
-In any event, Rossoni will clinch if he finishes seventh or higher
This is the second visit to the Homestead track this season for the Barber Dodge Pro Series. In March, the Pro Series ran in conjunction with the CART FedEx Series on the oval circuit. On this go around, Barber Dodge drivers will pilot the infield road course that will utilize the third and fourth turns of the oval as the last two turns of the circuit. Rossoni was the victor of the event in March wherein he dropped back to ninth-place after suffering an early contact with another car. That set the stage for a storming drive through the field to pass Fogarty in the waning moments and take his second successive victory.