Second Qualifying - Round Four Australian Sports Sedan Championship Bailey Continues Queensland Domination After setting the pace in initial qualifying yesterday in his Chev-powered Nissan 300ZX, Tasmanian Kerry Bailey almost matched that time...
Second Qualifying - Round Four
Australian Sports Sedan Championship
Bailey Continues Queensland Domination
After setting the pace in initial qualifying yesterday in his Chev-powered Nissan 300ZX, Tasmanian Kerry Bailey almost matched that time with a 1m07.3191 to retain pole position for this afternoon's heat one of the fourth round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship. The series round is running in conjunction with the VIP Queensland 500 for V8 Supercars.
Taking pole also means Baily scores one point in his quest to close in on another crown. Starting alongside will be West Australia's Tony Riccarrdello whose Shell Alfa/Chev ectched closer to the front running pace with a 1m08.8382 lap. Despite a poor second qualifier that included a spin and a broken gearshift, Daniel Jameson (in only his sixth race) held onto third position in the Jaguar/Chev.
The biggest improver at the second bid for a prime grid position was the Honda Prelude/Chev of Queenslander Steven Voight who elevated himself from twelfth to fourth with a 1m10.4343 and relegated Mark Stinson (Holden Calibra/Chev) and Phil Crompton (Ford Falcon) to the third row.
Dean Randle (Vic) in his Saab/Chev and Tony Wilson (Commodore/Chev) share the fourth row of the grid ahead of Mazda driver Ivan Mikac (ACT) and Mick Monterosso who had another disappointing outing with an engine missfire and handling woes, and is expected to improve. <pre> SECOND SESSION QUALIFYING TIMES SATURDAY August 24, 2001
1 Kerry Baily (Tas) Nissan 300ZX/Chev 1:07.3191 2 Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo/Chev 1:08.8382 3 Stephen Voight (Qld) Honda Prelude/Chev 1:10.4343 4 Mark Stinson (NSW) Holden Calibra/Chev 1:11.8297 5 Dean Randle (Vic) Saab Aero/Chev 1:12.4259 6 Phil Crompton (Qld) Ford Falcon 1:11.9119 7 Tony Wilson (NSW) Commodore/Chev 1:12.5516 8 Daniel Jameson (NSW) Jaguar XKR/Chev 1:13.5358 9 Mick Monterosso (SA) Ford Escort/Chev 1:13.8621 10 Ivan Mikac (ACT) Mazda RX7 1:14.0789 11 Brett Curran (Qld) Ford Capri 1:14.7664 12 Chris Fing (Qld) Chev Monza 1:15.4965 13 Anton Abramovic (ACT) Mazda RX7 1:17.4052 14 Charlei Senese (Qld) Ford Falcon 1:17.8567 15 Warren Smith (Qld) Rover Vitesse/Chev 1:17.8966 16 Gary Hamilton (Qld) Datsun/Rotary 1:19.1193 17 Brad Seagrove (Qld) Alfa Sprint/Rotary 1:19.8018 18 Adam Uebergang (Qld) Ford Escort/Rotary 1:19.7070 19 Scott Hunter (Qld) Toyota Corolla 1:21.1346 20 Gian Meneguzzo (Qld) BMW E30 1:21.8627 21 Sean English (Qld) Ford Escort/Rotary 1:22.1870 22 Reeve Kruck (Qld) Ford Escort 1:26.6926 23 Trent Young (Vic) Toyota Levin/Rotary 1:37.9058
WEEKEND RACE SCHEDULE Friday, August 24, 2001 - 8:30 am PRACTICE - 10:50 am QUALIFYING Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 12.20 QUALIFYING - 2:45 pm RACE ONE (13 laps) Sunday, August 26, 2001 - 8:35 am WARM-UP - 12 noon RACE TWO (13 laps)