Full Field Again for Barber Dodge; Jo Siffert's Son Makes His U.S. Debut
LAKEVILLE, Conn. (June 11) - For the sixth straight race, the Barber Dodge Pro Series will have a full field of competitors. Round six, the season's halfway point, is June 30 at Watkins Glen International (NASCAR Short Course), supporting the Lysol 200 Busch Grand National race. "We've sold every seat this year," says Rick Ratajczak, Barber Dodge driver relations manager, "and I've got a waiting list for Watkins Glen. Even the overseas drivers know its history and want to race here."
Watkins Glen is where Fredrik Larsson, on a three-race win streak and the current points leader, earned his first Barber Dodge pole position.
With two sons of former Formula 1 drivers already competing in Barber Dodge this year--Jeff Bucknum, son of Ronnie Bucknum, and Derek Hill,son of 1961 WorldChampion Phil Hill--a third joins the field at Watkins Glen. Phillipe Siffert is the son of Jo Siffert. Phillipe, 22, has open-wheel experience in Europe and raced at Le Mans in 1995,and is making his American debut in Barber Dodge at The Glen.
# Driver/Town Entry 02 Michael Kratz/Germany Rothman's; Lie Emissions Haus 3 Memo Gidley/San Rafael, Calif. Colliers'Parrish Int'l 4 Geoff Boss/Narragansett, R.I. Midway Airlines; OmniGlow; Aldila 5 Chris Menninga/Pella, Iowa Menninga Electric 6 Joe Vantreese/Batavia, Ill. Advance Dial;Geneva Formula Rcng 7 Rocky Moran, Jr./Coto de Caza, Calif. Advance Dial;Geneva Form. Rc 8 Fredrik Larsson/Sweden Marlboro;H-III;Synsam;Ray-Ban 9 Tony Renna/Deland, Fla. SBRS "Big Scholarship";J. Williams 10 Thomas Schie/Norway Marlboro;Sikkens;Shell;Tork 909 12 Jarrett Boon/Chandler, Ariz. Orange Tree Golf Resort; Shell Group 15 Andres Felipe Gomez/Colombia Arrow Shirts; Gomega 17 Steven Rikert/Rhinebeck, N.Y. Spies-Hecker; Turner Construction 18 E. Kym Fontana/Houston, Texas Worldwide Court Reporters;Power Wear 19 Seiji Ara/Japan ITASHO;Alter Inn Tailors;Sindell Law 20 Rino Mastronardi/Italy Poker Project; Stern 21 Bryan Selby/Alpine, Calif. Taco Bell; Towne Constr. Matzenauer 23 Tim Moser/Ventura, Calif. BDPS "Rookie of the Year";WorldWide 24 Derek Hill/Santa Monica, Calif. Road&Track; G.P. Tours;Justice Bros. 25 Leandro Larrosa/Argentina Eseba; Credencial; Telecom Argentina 28 Jeff Bucknum/Simi Valley, Calif. Quaker State; Atlas; Design Spectrum 31 G.J. Mennen/New Vernon, N.J. MBf USA; Corbin, Ltd. 33 Art Coia/Barrington, R.I. Union, Yes! 36 Carlos Bonetti/Brasil Greenwich Air Serv; VASP Airlines 51 Skip Streets/Manhattan Beach, Calif. TEAC 54 Phillipe Siffert/Switzerland 55 John McCaig/Vancouver, B.C., Canada Presenting Italy 60 Nick O'Sullivan/Boulder, Colo. Team Rainey 77 Patsy DiFilippo/Apollo, Pa. Patsy's Casino Connection; Harrah's
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