SBRS: Watkins Glen report and results

MASTRONARDI EVENS THE SCORE WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 29) - Championship points leader Rino Mastronardi of Italy, on pole for round six of the SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge race at Watkins Glen International, lost the lead at the start but three...

MASTRONARDI EVENS THE SCORE WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 29) - Championship points leader Rino Mastronardi of Italy, on pole for round six of the SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge race at Watkins Glen International, lost the lead at the start but three laps later he passed Chris Menninga in the Inner Loop and drove to his third win of the year in round six of the SCCA Pro Rracing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Watkins Glen International. Derek Hill, who had won three of the past four races, lost second place to Menninga in the second to last turn on the last lap and finished third. Mastronardi and Hill now each have three wins apiece, and Mastronardi leads 104 points to 93 over Hill in the title chase.

Results from Sundays SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at Watkins Glen International, 2.45-mile, 8-turn road course, with finishing position (starting position), driver, hometown or country, winners average speed, laps completed (reason out, if any), and prize money. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1.        (1)        Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 115.743 mph, 24 laps, $10,000 
2.        (2)        Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 24, $6,000
3.        (4)        Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 24, $4,000 
4.        (3)        Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., 24, $2,500 
5.        (6)        Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 24, $1,800 
6.        (9)        Jarle Gasland, Norway, 24, $1,500 
7.        (7)        Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 24, $1,300 
8.        (10)        Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 24, $1,200 
9.        (11)        Nick Rondet, San Diego, 24, $1,000 
10.        (5)        Jeff Simmons, East Granby, Conn., 24, $1,000 
11.        (12)        G.J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 24, $800 
12.        (18)        Giovanni Gulinneli, Italy, 24, $1,200 
13.        (19)        Victor Gonzalez, Puerto Rico, 24, $600 
14.        (17)        Alfonso Ribiero, Hollywood, Calif., 24, $500 
15.        (16)        Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, 24, $500 
16.        (13)        Steven Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., 24, $500 
17.        (15)        Eric Tresslar, Denver, 24, $500 
18.        (23)        John McCaig, Canada, 24, $500 
19.        (20)        Joshua Rehm, Plymouth, Mass., 24, $500 
20.        (24)        Mike Durand, Wayland, Mass., 24, $500 
21.        (25)        Bill Tichenor, Dallas, 24, $500 
22.        (22)        Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Vallencia, Calif., 24, $500 
23.        (21)        Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 24, $500 
24.        (26)        Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 24, $500 
25.        (8)        Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 20 (accident), $500 
26.        (14)        Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 12 (accident), $500 
27.        (27)        Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 0 (did not start), $0 

Time of race: 30 minutes, 28.880 seconds (24 laps) Winning speed: 115.743 mph (record) Distance: 58.80 miles Margin of Victory: 0.200 seconds Fastest Race Lap: Derek Hill, lap 20, 1:15.296 (117.138 mph) (record) Most Progressive Driver ($500): Giovanni Gulinelli, 18th to 12th Lap leaders: Menninga, 1 - 3; Mastronardi, 4 - 24 Caution periods: none

Points following round 6: 1. Rino Mastronardi 104 2. Derek Hill 93 3. Chris Menninga 60 4. Tony Renna 54 5. Rocky Moran, Jr. 51

Next race: Minnesota Grand Prix, Minneapolis, Minn., July 6 /EX $$$

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