Summerton takes Round 8 pole Cleveland, Ohio - July 2, 2004 . Jonathan Summerton (HBR Motorsport) won the pole for Round 8 of the 2004 Formula BMW USA Championship with a time of 1:16.462 minutes around the 2.106-mile Burke Lakefront Airport ...
Summerton takes Round 8 pole
Cleveland, Ohio - July 2, 2004 . Jonathan Summerton (HBR Motorsport) won the pole for Round 8 of the 2004 Formula BMW USA Championship with a time of 1:16.462 minutes around the 2.106-mile Burke Lakefront Airport Circuit. In scoring his third pole of the season Summerton was the first driver of the weekend in the 1:16 bracket. Team mate Andreas Wirth bettered his Round 7 qualifying effort by one spot and will start second (1:17.167). Round 7 pole sitter Tom Milner will start third (1:17.337).
The quickest Rookies in the field were Summerton, Milner and Rookie points leader James Hinchcliffe.
"I told our Team Manager that I thought I could have done a 16.5 lap yesterday," said Summerton. "He told me that he did not think so I felt I had to prove it to him."
Wirth added, "I had a good draft on my quick lap, but was held up on the last corner a little bit. I was six-tenths faster than yesterday, but I still think I could have gone a little faster."
"A pole yesterday and third today," said Milner. "I have been mid-pack all season and it feels great to be up with the front runners."
Round 8 is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m. ET tomorrow.
<pre> Qualifying: Round 8
1. Jonathan Summerton (R) (HBR Motorsport) 1:16.462 (= 99.155 Mph) 2. Andreas Wirth (HBR Motorsport) 1:17.167 3. Tom Milner (R) (Team PTG Motorsport) 1:17.337 4. Brian Frisselle (PoleVision Racing) 1:17.451 5. James Hinchcliffe (R) (AIM Autosport) 1:17.524 6. Billy Johnson (Team PTG Motorsport) 1:17.824 7. Graham Rahal (R) (Vitesse Farm Racing) 1:17.840 8. Matt Jaskol (Team Autotecnica) 1:17.940 9. Tom Sutherland (R) (Team PTG Motorsport) 1:17.982 10. Daniel Herrington (Jensen Motorsport) 1:18.543 11. Lawson Aschenbach (Team PTG Motorsport) 1:18.588 12. Derek Burseth (R) (PoleVision Racing) 1:22.939