SBRS: Watkins Glen Friday qualifying

Tony Renna On Provisional Pole WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, from Rick Roso) - In the first round of qualifying for the SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Watkins Glen International, Tony Renna took the provisional pole with a...

Tony Renna On Provisional Pole WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, from Rick Roso) - In the first round of qualifying for the SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Watkins Glen International, Tony Renna took the provisional pole with a tiime of 1:15.363 at an average speed of 117.034 miles per hour. It is the second pole of the year for Renna, 20, of Deland, Fla. Norways Martin Stenshorne was second fastest, just one one-thousandth of a second ahead of Pella, Iowas Chris Menninga. The first 16 drivers are within one second of each other around Watkins Glens 2.45 miles. Derek Hill, winner of three of the past four races, is fourth, while points leader Rino Mastronardi had trouble with his rear suspension and sits ninth on the grid. Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Alfonso Ribeiro qualified 18th and 25th, respectively. Final qualifying for round six is Saturday at 8:15 a.m.

Provional starting grid after first round qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 2.45-mile, 8-turn road course. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1. Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., 1:15.363, 117.034 mph 2. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 1:15.487, 116.841 3. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:15.488, 116.840 4. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1:15.512, 116.803 5. Rocky Moran, Jr, Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:15.619, 116.637 6. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 1:15.653, 116.585 7. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:15.763, 116.416 8. Jarle Gasland, Norway, 1:15.840, 116.297 9. Rino Mastronardi, Italy 1:15.920, 116.175 10. Nick Rondet, San Diego, Calif., 1:15.952, 116.126 11. Steven Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 1:16.189, 115.765 12. G.J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 1:16.218, 115.721 13. Giovannii Gulinelli, Italy, 1:16.259, 115.658 14. Eric Tresslar, Denver, Colo., 1:16.279, 115.628 15. Jeff Simmons, East Granby, Conn., 1:16.294, 115.605 16. Victor Gonzalez, Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:16.310, 115.581 17. Joshua Rehm, Plymouth, Mass., 1:16.482, 115.321 18. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif., 1:16.654, 115.062 19. Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 1:16.657, 115.058 20. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, Ariz, 1:16.695, 115.001 21. Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, Calif., 1:16.696, 114.999 22. John McCaig, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1:16.792, 114.856 23. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:16.821, 114.812 24. Mike Durand, Wayland, Mass., 1:17.239, 114.191 25. Alfonso Ribeiro, Hollywood, Calif., 1:17.288,114.119 26. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, Texas, 1:17.463, 113.861 27. Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:18.029, 113.035 $$$

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