Trans-Am Qualifying at Lime Rock Park

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Brian Simo, driving the No. 2 Valvoline Ford Mustang Cobra, scored his fourth career and second-consecutive pole of the season in qualifying for Monday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Lime Rock Park. ...

LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Brian Simo, driving the No. 2 Valvoline Ford Mustang Cobra, scored his fourth career and second-consecutive pole of the season in qualifying for Monday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Lime Rock Park. "We qualified good last year - on the pole - but our results weren't very good," said Simo. "This is a tough race track - it's hard all the way around. Traffic will play a big factor because this track is so short, and I don't want to be overconfident. I'm sure the rest of the teams will be tweaking on their cars and making a lot of changes. I hope we don't make too many." Simo, of Carlsbad, Calif., posted a top time of 52.278 (105.359 mph) to front the 28-car field for the 66-lap, 100.98-mile Memorial Day classic. Michael Lewis, in the No. 12 AmeriSuites Mustang Cobra, qualified second, followed by Chris Neville, driving the No. 84 The Coffee Critic Mustang Cobra, Paul Gentilozzi, in the No. 1 Johnson Controls/HomeLink Mustang Cobra and Leighton Reese, in the No. 66 Phillips 66/Banner Engineering Pontiac Grand Prix. "This is a different car than what we showed at Mosport," said Lewis. "I've race here before, and last week was my first race at Mosport, so I feel a more comfortable on the track than I did last week." Monday's BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am race will be televised live on the Speedvision Network beginning at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

LAKEVILLE, Conn. -- Starters for Monday's 66-lap, 100.98-mile BFGoodrich Tires Trans-Am Series race at Lime Rock Park, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. (2), Brian Simo, Carlsbad, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:52.278, 105.359. 2. (12), Michael Lewis, San Diego, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:52.837, 104.245. 3. (84), Chris Neville, Scottsdale, Ariz., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:53.111, 103.707. 4. (1), Paul Gentilozzi, Lansing, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:53.251, 103.434. 5. (66), Leighton Reese, Minnetonka, Minn., Pontiac Grand Prix, 0:53.368, 103.207. 6. (49), Randy Ruhlman, Greensboro, N.C., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:53.476, 102.999. 7. (83), Max Lagod, Barrington, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:53.611, 102.740. 8. (64), Johnny W. Miller IV, Johnson City, Tenn., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:53.670, 102.627. 9. (4), G.J. Mennen, Austin, Texas, Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:53.746, 102.482. 10. (31), Don Meluzio, York, Pa., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:53.822, 102.337. 11. (28), Lou Gigliotti, Garland, Texas, Chevrolet Corvette, 0:53.827, 102.327. 12. (15), Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:54.153, 101.711. 13. (47), Dorsey Schroeder, Osage Beach, Mo., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:54.242, 101.544. 14. (7), Don Sak, West Bloomfield, Mich., Ford Mustang Cobra, 0:54.439, 101.177. 15. (68), Paul Alderman, Newark, Del., Mustang Cobra Cobra, 0:54.451, 101.155. 16. (59), Simon Gregg, Jacksonville, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:54.467, 101.125. 17. (23), Bob Ruman, Munroe Falls, Ohio, Chevrolet Camaro, 0:54.517, 101.032. 18. (8), Tom Coleman, Asheville, N.C., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:55.677, 98.927. 19. (40), Steve Pelke, Lansing, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:56.399, 97.661. 20. (42), James Briody, Cherry Hill, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:56.517, 97.457. 21. (11), Kenny Bupp, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:56.605, 97.305. 22. (13), C. David Seuss, Charlestown, Mass., Oldsmobile Cutlass, 0:56.630, 97.262. 23. (6), Frank Cioppettini, Far Hills, N.J., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:57.194, 96.303. 24. (76), Jerry Simmons, Ancaster Ontario, Chevrolet Camero, 0:57.317, 96.097. 25. (65), Frank Sanchez, Felton, Del., Chevrolet Chevrolet, 0:57.809, 95.279. 26. (33), Henry Gaudens, Tampa, Fla., Chevrolet Corvette, 0:59.006, 93.346. 27. (21), Ted Sullivan, Hampton, Conn., Chevrolet Camaro, 0:59.120, 93.166. 28. (86), Bob McGrew, Cornelius, N.C., Chevrolet Camaro, 1:01.356, 89.771.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Brian Simo , David Seuss , Tomy Drissi , Paul Gentilozzi , Leighton Reese , Randy Ruhlman , Steve Pelke , Jerry Simmons , Don Sak , Dorsey Schroeder , Lou Gigliotti , Max Lagod , Bob Ruman , Michael Lewis , Simon Gregg , Paul Alderman , G.J. Mennen , James Briody , Kenny Bupp , Ted Sullivan