Sears Point qualifying and race report / results

Qualifying: SONOMA, Calif. - Walnut Creek's Steve Romak was the top qualifier on Saturday at Sears Point Raceway for the Historic Grand Prix featuring Vintage Formula One race cars at the Chrsyler-Jeep-Dodge Wine Country Classic. Romak piloted...

Qualifying:

SONOMA, Calif. - Walnut Creek's Steve Romak was the top qualifier on Saturday at Sears Point Raceway for the Historic Grand Prix featuring Vintage Formula One race cars at the Chrsyler-Jeep-Dodge Wine Country Classic.

Romak piloted his 1983 Williams FWO8C to victory in the 13-lap qualifying race with an average speed of 95.264 mph over the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. Romak just edged Patrick Van Schoote for the checkered flag by .488 seconds. Van Schoote, from La Jolla, piloted a 1981 Alfa-Romeo. James King of Belleville (Ill.) rounded out the top three qualifiers in his 1976 March.

Sears Point Raceway will host main events in nine divisions on Sunday. The feature races begin at 12:45 p.m., culminating late in the afternoon with the Historic Grand Prix featuring Vintage Formula One race cars final.

Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Wine Country Classic race:

SONOMA, Calif. - Results Saturday from the qualifying race for the Historic Grand Prix featuring Vintage Formula One Cars on Sears Point Raceway's 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. The qualifying determines Sunday's feature race. Hometown, car make in parentheses: <pre> 1. Steve Roman (Walnut Creek, 1983 Williams) 2. Patrick Van Schoote (La Jolla, 1981 Alfa-Romeo) 3. James King (Belleville, Ill, 1976 March) 4. Jim Busby (Newport Beach, 1979 Tyrrell) 5. Dan Baker (San Francisco, 1977 McLaren) 6. Tom Claridge (Fremont, 1977 Shadow) 7. Steve Earle (Buellton, 1977 McLaren) 8. Doug Mockett (Rancho Palos Verdes, 1975 Penski) 9. Maurice McCraig (Calgary, Canada, 1977 Wolf) 10. Michael Pineau (San Luis Obispo, 1978 Wolf) 11. Bud Moeller (Danville, 1980 Ferrari) 12. John Delane (Redondo Beach, 1971 Tyrrell) 13. Murray Smith (New York, 1973 Brabham) 14. Dave Hankin (Redding, 1970 March) 15. John Dimmer (Tacona, Wash., 1967 Brabham) 16. Bruce Canepa (Santa Cruz, 1985 Tyrrell) 17. Richard Griot (Tacoma, Wash., 1981 March) 18. Fred Cziska (Pacifica, 1979 Shadow) 19. Chris McAllister (Indianapolis, 1976 Ferrari) 20. Todd Morici ( Clifton, N.J., 1968 Ferrari)

Race length: 13 laps Average Speed: 95.264 mph Lap leaders: Romak 1, Baker 2-3, Romak 4-6, Baker 7, Romak 8-13

-SPR-

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Series Vintage
Drivers Murray Smith , Steve Romak , Todd Morici , Jim Busby , Bud Moeller , Bruce Canepa , John Delane , James King , Tom Claridge , Doug Mockett , Dan Baker , Richard Griot , Fred Cziska
Teams Williams