Pro Spec Racer Round 1 Results

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 4, 2000) - Lee Fleming, of Lakeforest, Calif., captured Saturday's season-opener Pro Spec Racer race at Phoenix International Raceway. Rookie Seainn Hendricsen, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Carl Harris, of Houston, Texas rounded...

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 4, 2000) - Lee Fleming, of Lakeforest, Calif., captured Saturday's season-opener Pro Spec Racer race at Phoenix International Raceway. Rookie Seainn Hendricsen, of Phoenix, Ariz. and Carl Harris, of Houston, Texas rounded out the top three. Running only his third Pro Spec Racer race, Fleming led flag-to-flag to capture his first-ever Pro Spec Racer win by 6.071 seconds over Hendricsen. Driving the No. 07 Win Spec Racing Spec Racer, Fleming led the opening laps slowly stretching his lead to five seconds. A three-car collision between Neil Tilbor, James Goughary and Keith Scharf on lap five brought out a full-course yellow. Both Tilbor and Scharf were unable to continue. On the lap eight restart Fleming once again saw lead the field into turn one and slowly pulled away to a comfortable win. "It's great to win my first Pro Spec Racer race," said Fleming. "The full-course yellow put a wrench in my plans, but I knew if I ran consistent laps and got some separation I'd be okay." Driving the No. 11 H-Square Racing Spec Racer, Hendricsen drove a superb race moving up from his sixth place starting position to capture his first-ever podium finish. The lap five incident promoted Hendricsen to third place. On the restart he repeatedly pressured Harris for position, eventually passing him on lap 10 in corner one. The remainder of the race the two had a great battle for position, with Hendricsen holding of Harris for second place, in only his second-ever Pro Spec Racer race. "I'm very happy with my second place finish," said Hendricsen. "I had great battle with Carl all race long for position, and somehow managed to hold him off till the checkered." Harris, in the No. 69 Four Seasons Radiator Spec Racer battled all race long with Hendricsen for second place, but had to settle for third place, and his first-ever podium finish in eleven Pro Spec Racer starts. "I gave Seainn everything I had," said Harris.

Phoenix, Arizona - Race results for Saturday's 30-lap, 45.45-mile season-opener Pro Spec Racer race at Phoenix International Raceway, part of the First Annual Spring Racing Invitational weekend, with practice position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1. (1), Lee Fleming, Lakeforest, Calif., Spec Racer, 30. 2. (6), Seainn Hendricsen, Phoenix, Ariz., Spec Racer, 30. 3. (3), Carl Harris, Houston, Texas, Spec Racer, 30. 4. (5), James Goughary, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Spec Racer, 30. 5. (9), Warren Stilwell, Hartville, Ohio, Spec Racer, 30. 6. (12), Paul deAlva, Phoenix, Ariz., Spec Racer, 30. 7. (8), Chris Funk, Kansas City, Mo., Spec Racer, 30. 8. (14), John Black, Tahoe City, Calif., Spec Racer, 30. 9. (13), Steve Rehkemper, Chicago, Ill., Spec Racer, 30. 10. (15), Jeff Tillman, St. Louis, Mo., Spec Racer, 30. 11. (19), Maynard Knapp, Vail, Colo., Spec Racer, 30. 12. (17), Neal Sapp, Ellicott City, Md., Spec Racer, 30. 13. (7), Bobby Sak, W. Bloomfield, Mich., Spec Racer, 30. 14. (10), Clint Lindburg II, St. Louis, Mo., Spec Racer, 30. 15. (11), Johnny Meriggi, The Woodlands, Texas, Spec Racer, 30. 16. (26), Darren Pritt, Seattle, Wash., Spec Racer, 30. 17. (21), Richard Doty, Osage, Kansas, Spec Racer, 30. 18. (23), Ralph Mayfield, Houston, Texas, Spec Racer, 30. 19. (25), Mark Eaton, Melborne, Fla., Spec Racer, 30. 20. (16), Javier Sardina, Yuma, Ariz., Spec Racer, 30. 21. (30), Mark Hutchins, Lincoln, Neb., Spec Racer, 30. 22. (29), Nikki LaRue, Erie, Colo., Spec Racer, 30. 23. (20), Denny Stripling, McKinney, Texas, Spec Racer, 30. 24. (28), Mark Barr, Austin, Texas, Spec Racer, 30. 25. (34), Edward Lenahan, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Spec Racer, 29. 26. (27), Rick Klein, Long Grove, Ill., Spec Racer, 29. 27. (36), James Baxter II, Houston, Texas, Spec Racer, 29. 28. (32), Chris Current, Silver Spring, Md., Spec Racer, 29. 29. (33), Tim Blakeley, Phoenix, Ariz., Spec Racer, 29. 30. (35), Ronald Jacobs, Denver, Colo., Spec Racer, 29. 31. (37), Pattie Hughes, Columbus, Ohio, Spec Racer, 29. 32. (31), Dr. Jim Baxter, Houston, Texas, Spec Racer, 24. 33. (22), Ray LaRue, Eric, Colo., Spec Racer, 11, n.a. 34. (24), Jason Klein, Long Grove, Ill., Spec Racer, 9, n.a. 35. (18), Tom Dalrymple, Austin, Texas, Spec Racer, 8, n.a. 36. (4), Keith Scharf, St. Louis, Mo., Spec Racer, 3, n.a. 37. (2), Neil Tilbor, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Spec Racer, 3, n.a.

Time of race: 40 minutes, 55.177 seconds. Average speed: 109.971 miles-per-hour Margin of victory: 6.0709 seconds Lap leaders: # 07 1- 30 Lee Fleming Fastest race lap: Lee Fleming, 1:10.760 (127.190 mph)

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Series SCCA
Drivers Mark Barr , James Goughary , Jeff Tillman , Bobby Sak , Johnny Meriggi , John Black , Lee Fleming , Chris Current , Carl Harr , Mark Eaton , James Baxter