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Sears Point RealTime dominates qualifying

SONOMA, Calif. (July 22, 2000)–Peter Cunningham and Pierre Kleinubing got RealTime Racing back on track after being shut out of the pole at the most recent event, earning the top spot for this weekend's Speedvision World Challenge GT and...

SONOMA, Calif. (July 22, 2000)–Peter Cunningham and Pierre Kleinubing got RealTime Racing back on track after being shut out of the pole at the most recent event, earning the top spot for this weekend's Speedvision World Challenge GT and Touring Car Round Four races, part of the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sears Point Raceway. Driving the No. 42 RealTime Racing BMW M3, Cunningham, of W. Bend, Wis., turned a fastest time in qualifying of 1:44.483 (86.827 mph)–0.032-second faster than second-place Bill Cooper's No. 01 Les Stanford/Pirate Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5. It was Cunningham's second pole of the season and the 13th of his career–tying him with Cooper for third on the all-time leaders' list. "I have a $100 bet with Pierre [Kleinubing] for whoever gets more poles in the remainder of the season," said Cunningham, who own's the six-car RealTime Racing team. "After he went out and won the Touring pole, I knew what I had to do. "This is a good track for the BMW against some of the heavier cars with more horsepower," he added. "Plus, I've got a new Hewland gearbox that will help matters as well." Cooper, a former chief instructor at Sears Point, topped the charts for much of the session before Cunningham cut his fast lap. With under three minutes remaining, the Bozeman, Mt. driver made one last bid from pit lane, but was held up in traffic on his flying lap. Michael Galati, of N. Olmstead, Ohio, was third in his Audi S4 Competition, followed by Bobby Archer's Dodge Viper GTS and John Heinricy's Corvette C5. Driving the No. 42 BuySellorHold.com/RealTime Racing Acura Integra Type R, Kleinubing, who took the first two poles (and race wins) of the season, bounced back from a second-place effort at Lime Rock Park to take his 15th career pole (second all-time) with a lap of 1:49.864 (82.574 mph). The time shattered Paul Booher's 1996 track record of 1:52.409. Teammate Hugh Plumb was second in the session, after leading much of it with a lap of 1:50.083 (82.410 mph). "My car had really high oil and water temperature yesterday, so the team changed the motor last night," said Kleinubing, who earned two points in qualifying to tie Neal Sapp for the championship lead. "It had really good power, and I think our mechanical problems are behind us." Mike Fitzgerald's No. 12 TCKlineRacing.com/Pro Parts BMW 328Ci was third, followed by Steve Pfeffer's career-best fourth in a BMW 328is and Paul Alderman's BMW 328is. The Speedvision Touring Cars take to the track Saturday afternoon for their race, with the Speedvision GT Championship race following the American Le Mans Series race on Sunday.

SONOMA, Calif.–Starting lineup for Sunday's 50-minute Speedvision World Challenge GT Round Four Race, part of the Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend at Sears Point, with position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, fastest lap time and speed in miles-per-hour.

<pre> 1. (42), Peter Cunningham, W. Bend, Wis., BMW M3, 1:44.483, 86.827. 2. (01), Bill Cooper, Bozeman, Mont., Corvette C5, 1:44.515, 86.800. 3. (9), Michael Galati, North Olmstead, Ohio, Audi S4 Comp., 1:45.553, 85.947. 4. (32), Bobby Archer, Ft. Worth, Texas, Dodge Viper GTS, 1:45.608, 85.902. 5. (39), John Heinricy, Holly, Mich., Corvette C5, 1:45.987, 85.595. 6. (94), David Schardt, Dayton, Ohio, Porsche GT3 Cup, 1:46.233, 85.397. 7. (54), Matt Drendel(R), Hickory, N.C., Ferrari 355, 1:46.554, 85.139. 8. (75), Mark Wolocatiuk, Tahoe, Calif., Corvette ZR-1, 1:46.807, 84.938. 9. (25), Jeff McMillin, Erie, Pa., BMW M3, 1:47.033, 84.758. 10. (6), Frank Allers(R), Coquitlam, British Columbia, Corvette C5, 1:47.447, 84.432. 11. (8), Derek Bell, Pagham Sussex, England, Audi S4 Comp., 1:47.457, 84.424. 12. (52), Jorge Trejos(R), San Jose Costa Rica, Saleen SR, 1:47.690, 84.241. 13. (73), Phil McClure, Floris, Iowa, Corvette, 1:47.719, 84.219. 14. (3), Peter Kitchak, Minneapolis, Minn., Porsche GT3 Cup, 1:48.020, 83.984. 15. (77), Jimmy Adams(R), Suffolk, Va., Dodge Viper GTS, 1:48.097, 83.924. 16. (04), G.J. Mennen(R), Austin, Texas, Corvette C5, 1:48.201, 83.843. 17. (38), Dale White(R), Las Vegas, Nev., Porsche GT3 Cup, 1:48.232, 83.819. 18. (79), Justin Jackson(R), Alpharetta, Ga., Porsche 993 RSR, 1:48.251, 83.805. 19. (97), Scotty B. White, Puyallup, Wash., Corvette C5, 1:48.565, 83.562. 20. (91), Ken Stinnett(R), Tucson, Ariz., Camaro, 1:48.783, 83.395. 21. (96), Paul Brown, Omaha, Neb., Saleen SR, 1:49.072, 83.174. 22. (98), Reese Cox, Marietta, Ga., Corvette C5, 1:49.078, 83.169. 23. (22), Scott Bove(R), Avon Lake, Ohio, Porsche GT3 Cup, 1:49.311, 82.992. 24. (37), Danny Kellermeyer(R), Ortonville, Mich., Corvette C5, 1:49.375, 82.944. 25. (40), Bruce Griggs, Sonoma, Calif., Griggs Mustang, 1:49.382, 82.938. 26. (18), Daniel Eastman(R), Miami, Fla., Porsche 993 R, 1:49.651, 82.735. 27. (47), J. Bob Taylor, Parker, Colo., Corvette, 1:50.467, 82.124. 28. (29), Walter Swick, Concord, Ohio, BMW M3, 1:50.723, 81.934. 29. (23), Bob Miller(R), Oakton, Va., Porsche 911 GT3, 1:50.730, 81.929. 30. (15), Brad Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., BMW M3, 1:51.253, 81.543. 31. (92), Mark Anderson(R), Anaheim, Calif., Porsche 928, 1:51.278, 81.525. 32. (19), Jovo(R), Los Angeles, Calif., Toyota Supra T, 1:51.423, 81.419. 33. (90), Tomy Drissi(R), Hollywood, Calif., Toyota Supra T, 1:51.964, 81.026. 34. (02), John Werner(R), Southport, Conn., Corvette, 1:52.067, 80.951. 35. (53), Mike Eckhaus(R), Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Corvette, 1:52.568, 80.591. 36. (28), Lou Gigliotti Jr.(R), Dallas, Texas, Mustang, 1:52.925, 80.336. 37. (99), Walter Dethier, Warren, Conn., Saleen Cobra R, 1:53.967, 79.601. 38. (56), Michael Judy(R), Fresno, Calif., Saleen SR, 1:54.568, 79.184. 39. (07), Carol Hollfelder(R), Covina, Calif., Ferrari 355, 1:54.738, 79.067. 40. (12), Dick Grieser(R), Toledo, Ohio, BMW M3, 1:56.383, 77.949. 41. (17), Adam Merzon(R), Greenwich, Conn., Porsche GT3 Cup, 1:51.784, 81.156. 42. (11), James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., BMW M3, no time.

</pre> SONOMA, Calif.–Starting lineup for today's 50-minute Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car Round Four Race, part of the Grand Prix of Sonoma weekend at Sears Point, with position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, fastest lap time and speed in miles-per-hour.

<pre> 1. (42), Pierre Kleinubing, Erexim, Brazil, Acura Integra R, 1:49.864, 82.574. 2. (43), Hugh Plumb, Chadds Ford, Pa., Acura Integra R, 1:50.083, 82.410. 3. (12), Mike Fitzgerald(R), Phoenix, Ariz., BMW 328ci, 1:50.454, 82.133. 4. (26), Steve Pfeffer(R), Etna, N.H., BMW 328, 1:50.845, 81.844. 5. (50), Paul Alderman(R), Newark, Del., BMW 328is, 1:50.950, 81.766. 6. (94), Don Salama(R), Avon, Conn., BMW 328is, 1:51.280, 81.524. 7. (44), Kevin Schrantz, Boulder, Colo., Acura Integra R, 1:51.292, 81.515. 8. (23), Terry McCarthy(R), Mountain View, Calif., BMW 328i, 1:51.689, 81.225. 9. (92), Will Turner, Newburyport, Mass., BMW 328is, 1:51.940, 81.043. 10. (46), Bob Nagel(R), Tampa, Fla., Acura Integra R, 1:52.366, 80.736. 11. (80), Ken Dobson(R), Carmel Valley, Calif., Pont Sunfire GT, 1:52.372, 80.731. 12. (51), Alfred DuPont, Kennett Square, Pa., BMW 328is, 1:52.488, 80.648. 13. (21), Shauna Marinus(R), Folsom, Calif., BMW 328ci, 1:52.654, 80.529. 14. (2), Neal Sapp(R), Elicott City, Md., BMW 328ci, 1:52.688, 80.505. 15. (8), Taz Harvey, Danville, Calif., Acura Integra R, 1:52.742, 80.466. 16. (88), Roger Foo(R), Hayward, Calif., Honda, 1:52.846, 80.392. 17. (00), Mark C. Reed, London, England, Acura Integra R, 1:53.010, 80.276. 18. (17), Grant Lockwood, Cumming, Ga., Honda Prelude, 1:53.526, 79.911. 19. (83), Steve Lisa, Scottsdale, Ariz., Mazda 626, 1:53.673, 79.807. 20. (84), David Rosenblum, Langhorne, Pa., Mazda 626, 1:53.682, 79.801. 21. (89), Jason Potter, Deltona, Fla., Honda Integra R, 1:53.746, 79.756. 22. (49), Tom Baker(R), Wilmington, Del., BMW 328is, 1:53.791, 79.725. 23. (93), Peter Ackroyd(R), New Zeland, BMW 328is, 1:54.559, 79.190. 24. (95), Drew Hagestad(R), Long Beach, Calif., VW Jetta, 1:54.994, 78.891. 25. (82), Mike Buzzetti(R), San Francisco, Calif., Olds Achieva, 1:55.283, 78.693. 26. (56), Leo Capaldi(R), Lenox Twp., Mich., Mercury Cougar, 1:55.290, 78.688. 27. (68), Rick Ellinger, N. Potomac, Md., Mercedes 190E, 1:55.674, 78.427. 28. (98), Kim Wolfkill(R), Laguna Beach, Calif., Toyota Celica, 1:55.892, 78.279. 29. (45), Fred Meyer, Dallas, Texas, Acura Integra R, 1:56.475, 77.887. 30. (60), Fred Pignataro, E. Northport, N.Y., BMW 328, 1:58.172, 76.769. 31. (3), Albert Mirko, Morgan Hill, Calif., Mercury Cougar, 1:58.230, 76.731. 32. (62), Peter Bovenberg(R), Campbell, Calif., Honda Civic, 2:01.183, 74.861. 33. (48), David Mills(R), Cupertino, Calif., Acura Integra, 2:03.312, 73.569.

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Series PWC
Drivers John Heinricy , Tomy Drissi , Kevin Schrantz , Pierre Kleinubing , Michael Galati , Lou Gigliotti , Ken Dobson , Derek Bell , Drew Hagestad , Leo Capaldi , Bob Miller , Phil McClure , Peter Cunningham , Jeff McMillin , Steve Pfeffer , Mark Anderson , Will Turner , Taz Harvey , Paul Alderman , Fred Pignataro , Roger Foo , Fred Meyer , G.J. Mennen , Bobby Archer , Don Salama , Albert Mirko , Hugh Plumb , Adam Merzon , Rick Ellinger , Peter Kitchak , Justin Jackson , David Rosenblum , Jason Potter , James Sofronas , Bob Taylor , Terry McCarthy , Carol Hollfelder , Grant Lockwood , Kim Wolfkill , Peter Bovenberg , Scotty B. White , Paul Brown , Jorge Trejos
Teams RealTime Racing