Caddell Takes Mustang Challenge Pole at New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ (30 August 2008) --It's a brand new track, but it was still a familiar result as the first visit for the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup to the...
Caddell Takes Mustang Challenge Pole at New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, NJ (30 August 2008) --It's a brand new track, but it was still a familiar result as the first visit for the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup to the newly constructed New Jersey Motorsports Park saw Andrew Caddell qualify the StableOne Racing Ford Mustang FR500S on pole for Sunday's 45-minute race for round six of the 2008 championship. Carlo Sparacio scored his best Mustang Challenge qualifying result of the inaugural season to put the TC Motorsports machine on the front row with a fast lap time that was just .161 seconds adrift of Caddell's quickest time of 1:28.814 seconds on the 2.25-mile natural terrain road course.
Mid-Ohio round winner Jamie Slone took third on the grid for the second consecutive race as he looks to close the gap to Caddell in the championship battle, with Tony Buffomante locking in fourth on the grid alongside Slone. Caddell's StableOne Racing teammate Terry Borcheller is participating in the Detroit Sports Car Challenge and will start from the back of the grid on Sunday.
"Tomorrow should be fun--I've raced with Carlo a lot and I know we'll have a clean race start," said Caddell, who started the season as teammates with Sparacio before moving over to StableOne Racing in July. "With the problem we've had with the dust on this track, I really want to make sure I get out front at the start just to make sure I don't have my visibility blocked at any point. We don't want to push too hard to early in case that there is a yellow, because we're going to want to make sure we've got plenty of BGGoodrich Tire in the closing laps, particularly if Terry is in my mirror!"
The front-row start is the first of the season for Sparacio, who is looking to improve on the sixth place finish he took at Lime Rock Park to move up from fifth in the championship standings.
"We've done more work on our set-up and we're getting faster every race," said Sparacio. "This track seems to equate well with us and all the TC Motorsports cars were strong in qualifying. It's a fun place to drive and it should be interesting to see what it's like to race here. The track is pretty narrow in places, so overtaking will be a challenge. Andrew and I have known each other for a long time, so I expect a good clean, hopefully fast start. We need to get through turns 1 through 4 cleanly and we can just go racing from there."
Round 6 of the 2008 Mustang Challenge season will get underway at 4:15 PM ET on Sunday afternoon.