Championship to be decided at Laguna Seca

(MONTEREY, Calif.) Oct. 14, 2001 -Sepp Koster of The Netherlands has vowed to take the fight against Nicolas Rondet for the $255,000 Barber Dodge Pro Series Championship all the way to the finish. Despite a very disappointing two days at the...

(MONTEREY, Calif.) Oct. 14, 2001 -Sepp Koster of The Netherlands has vowed to take the fight against Nicolas Rondet for the $255,000 Barber Dodge Pro Series Championship all the way to the finish. Despite a very disappointing two days at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where Koster was beset with a variety of mechanical problems, he topped the morning warm-up, and is determined to give nothing short of 100% to win.

"This has been a terrible weekend for weekend for me where everything that could go wrong up to now did. But motor racing is a very complex sport. What I can do now is to be very professional and do the job that I have to do. Whatever happens, I know that I gave 100% of myself. I've proven that I am quick enough and that I deserve to be at the front," said Koster, preferring to look forward rather than back.

Last year here at Laguna Seca, Koster had his back to the wall once again in the title fight and similarly suffered misfortune in the qualifying session. An awe inspiring drive saw scythe through the field, rising form 17th place to third until a broken rear suspension ended his day with second place firmly betwixt the cross hairs.

"This year is this year and last year was last year," reflected Koster, knowing that history is of no use today. Yet it provides a little cold comfort knowing that he can move to the front.

To win the title Koster must:

* Win with 1 bonus point and Rondet finishing fourth or lower..
OR
* Win with Rondet fourth or lower and neither scoring bonus points, Koster wins on tiebreaker
OR
* Finish in second with 1 bonus point and Rondet finishing eighth or lower.
Again Koster wins tiebreaker.

Round 12 of the Barber Dodge Pro Series starts at 3:30 p.m. PDT

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Series Barber Pro
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