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Laguna Seca GT and Touring Qualifying

MONTEREY, CALIF. (October 8) -- Peter Kitchak and Pierre Kleinubing were the respective class fastest qualifiers for the Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships season finale at the Laguna Seca Raceway, in Monterey, ...

MONTEREY, CALIF. (October 8) -- Peter Kitchak and Pierre Kleinubing were the respective class fastest qualifiers for the Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Championships season finale at the Laguna Seca Raceway, in Monterey, Calif. Kitchak, of Excelsior, Minn., placed his Porsche 911 on the pole for the GT race with a time of 1:37.154, (82.928 mph). Kitchak leads the point standings by two points over Bobby Archer, of Ft. Worth, Texas, 225 to 223. "This pole was key for us as we now have an extra point advantage over Bobby Archer heading into the race tomorrow," said Kitchak. "I'm looking to get off to a great start and have the guys behind me tangle for position." In Touring Car Championship, Kleinubing, of Erexim, Brazil, captured his eighth pole of the year after posting a top time of 1:37.600, (82.549 mph). Kleinubing trails season points leader Michael Galati, of North Olmstead, Ohio, by 12 points, 243 to 229. "As usual the car was great and the crew did a great job," said Kleinubing. "I' ve had eight poles this season, and not won from the pole yet, so let's hope the luck turns around for the race."

MONTEREY, Calif. - Starters for Saturday's Speedvision World Challenge GT Championship race at Laguna Seca, part of the VISA Sports Car Championship Weekend, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. (3), Peter Kitchak, Excelsior, Minn., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:37.154, 82.928.

2. (01), Bill Cooper, Bozeman, Mont., Corvette C5, 1:37.600, 82.549.

3. (32), Bobby Archer, Ft. Worth, Texas, Dodge Viper, 1:37.610, 82.540.

4. (22), George Biskup, Naperville, Ill., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:37.615, 82.536.

5. (39), John Heinricy, Holly, Mich., Corvette C5, 1:37.862, 82.328.

6. (94), David Schardt, Dayton, Ohio, Toyota Supra T, 1:38.459, 81.828.

7. (6), Sean Roe, Jacksonville, Fla., Dodge Viper, 1:39.118, 81.284.

8. (30), Derek Bell, Pagham Sussex, England, GTS, BMW M Coupe, 1:39.403, 81.051.

9. (28), Mark Anderson, Anahiem, Calif., Porsche 928, 1:40.140, 80.455.

10. (98), Reese Cox, Marietta, Ga., Corvette C5, 1:40.150, 80.447.

11. (96), Paul Brown, Omaha, Neb., Saleen Mustang, 1:40.305, 80.323.

12. (03), Tommy Safar II, Point Pleasant, N.J., Corvette C-4, 1:41.128, 79.669.

13. (04), Terry Lackey, Hitchcock, Texas, Corvette LT-4, 1:41.521, 79.360.

14. (95), Jeff Demetri, Omaha, Neb., Saleen Mustang, 1:41.803, 79.141.

15. (56), Michael D. Judy, Fresno, Colo., Saleen Mustang, 1:42.269, 78.780.

16. (75), Ruppert Bragg-Smith, Las Vegas, Nev., Corvette C5, 1:42.447, 78.643.

17. (54), Pat DiGiovanni, Colorado Springs, Colo., Porsche 911 Cup, 1:42.626, 78.506.

18. (67), Peter Polli, Mendon, Vt., Corvette, 1:43.378, 77.935.

19. (36), Jim Oppenheimer, Chicago, Ill., Porsche 911 RSR, 1:44.497, 77.100.

20. (29), Walter Swick, Concord, Ohio, BMW M3, 1:44.557, 77.056.

21. (5), Tim Allen, Burbank, Calif., Saleen Mustang, 1:45.319, 76.499.

22. (40), Bruce Griggs, Sonoma, Calif., Ford Mustang, 1:45.352, 76.475.

23. (31), Randolph Watkins, Ft. Wourth, Texas, Dodge Viper, 1:45.620, 76.281.

24. (4), Co Van Herwaarden, Greeley, Colo., BMW M3, 1:48.953, 73.947.

25. (20), Mark Dixon, Longmont, Colo., Pontiac Firebird, 1:51.839, 72.039.

26. (99), Walter Dethier, Warren, Conn., Saleen Mustang, 1:53.763, 70.820.

27. (9), Lars Giersing, Novato, Calif., Porsche 944 T, no time.

28. (37), Dan Kellermeyer, Orionville, Mich., Corvette C5, no time.

29. (97), Scotty B. White, Puyallup, Wash., Corvette C5, no time.

30. (02), Kelly Bradley, Hitchcock, Texas, Corvette LT-4, no time.

MONTEREY, Calif. - Starters for Saturday's Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car Championship race at Laguna Seca, part of the VISA Sports Car Championship Weekend, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. (42), Pierre Kleinubing, Erexim, Brazil, Acura Integra R, 1:42.948, 78.260.

2. (51), Alfred DuPont, Wilmington, Del., BMW 328is, 1:43.172, 78.090.

3. (43), Hugh Plumb, Chadds Ford, Pa., Acura Integra R, 1:43.517, 77.830.

4. (64), Charlie Downes, Hawthorne, Calif., BMW 328is, 1:43.523, 77.826.

5. (19), Michael Galati, Olmstead Township, Ohio, Acura Integra R, 1:43.764, 77.645.

6. (44), Kevin Schrantz, Boulder, Colo., Acura Integra R, 1:43.918, 77.530.

7. (8), Taz Harvey, Danville, Calif., Acura Integra R, 1:44.092, 77.400.

8. (14), James F. Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., BMW 328is, 1:45.091, 76.664.

9. (92), Will Turner, Newbury Port, Mass., BMW 328is, 1:45.395, 76.443.

10. (18), David Rosenblum, Langhorne, Pa., BMW 328is, 1:45.819, 76.137.

11. (49), Kurt Buchwald, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, BMW 328is, 1:46.161, 75.892.

12. (83), Steva Lisa, Scottsdale, Ariz., Mazda 626, 1:46.198, 75.865.

13. (90), Brian Wade, Newfields, N.H., BMW 328is, 1:47.396, 75.019.

14. (93), Jeff Tarr, New York, N.Y., BMW 328is, 1:48.450, 74.290.

15. (82), Jeff Lepper, Phoenix, Ariz., Oldsmobile Calais, 1:48.689, 74.127.

16. (61), Manny Matz, Somers, N.Y., BMW 328is, 1:48.962, 73.941.

17. (68), Rick Ellinger, Rockville, Md., Mercedes-Benz, 1:49.025, 73.898.

18. (33), David Mills, San Jose, Calif., Acura Integra, 1:49.204, 73.777.

19. (34), Bill Hatem, Pleasanton, Calif., BMW 328is, 1:49.270, 73.732.

20. (78), Joe Jordan, Orange, Calif., Mazda Miata, 1:49.419, 73.632.

21. (41), Grant Lockwood, Cumming, Ga., Honda Prelude, 1:50.316, 73.033.

22. (10), Derrick Moennich, N. Vancouver, B.C., Can., Nissan NX2000, 1:51.165, 72.476.

23. (91), David Rodziewicz, Atlanta, Ga., BMW 328, 1:54.818, 70.170.

24. (45), Fred Meyer, Dallas, Texas, Acura Integra R, 1:55.644, 69.668.

25. (84), Mark Reed, London, England, Mazda 626, 1:57.004, 68.859.

26. (2), Albert Mirko, Morgan Hill, Calif., Ford Contour SVT, no time.

27. (52), Gary Davis, Grosse Isle, Mich., BMW 328si, no time.

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing

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Drivers John Heinricy , Kevin Schrantz , Pierre Kleinubing , Michael Galati , Derek Bell , Mark Anderson , Will Turner , Taz Harvey , Fred Meyer , Bobby Archer , Mark Reed , Albert Mirko , Hugh Plumb , Rick Ellinger , Peter Kitchak , David Rosenblum , Manny Matz , Grant Lockwood , Joey Jordan , Kurt Buchwald , Jeff Lepper , Scotty B. White , Paul Brown , George Biskup