Street Stock Endurance Watkins Glen qualifying

Records were set in all four classes during qualifying for Sunday's three hour IMSA Street Stock Endurance Championship event. New Zealander Peter Farrell, driving a Mazda RX-7, shattered the Grand Sports mark with a speed of 92.875 mph, by ...

Records were set in all four classes during qualifying for Sunday's three hour IMSA Street Stock Endurance Championship event. New Zealander Peter Farrell, driving a Mazda RX-7, shattered the Grand Sports mark with a speed of 92.875 mph, by almost three miles per hour. Starting alongside Farrell and teammate Danny Candia will be the Pontiac Firebird Formula of Stu Hayner, John Heinricy, Mitch Wright and R.K. Smith. The top twenty cars broke the two-year old mark.

Topping the Sports class will be the team of Forrest Granlund and Peter Cunningham. Cunningham, in a Honda Prelude VTEC, posted a record run of 89.045 mph. In the Touring class the husband and wife team of Randy and Linda Pobst will be pacing the class to the green flag in their Honda Prelude Si with new class record run of 87.110 mph. Kris Skavnes established a mark for the new Compact. Skavnes, in a Honda Accord EX, ran a lap of 85.293 mph. Skavnes and teammate Mike Galati will start 50th in the 73 car field.

IMSA STREET STOCK ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

1.  Peter Farrell/Danny Candia    Mazda RX-7  92.975 mph
2.  Stu Hayner/John Heinricy/Mitch Wright/R.K. Smith Pontiac Firebird 92.882
3.  Andy Pilgrim/Joe Varde/Doug Goad/Kat Teasdale Pontiac Firebird 92.862
4.  Bo Lemler/Craig Conway     Mazda RX-7  92.182
5.  Stu Hayner/John Heinricy/Mitch Wright/R.K. Smith Pontiac Firebird 92.129
6.  Rick Fairbanks/Nick Ham    BMW M3  91.849
7.  Doug Goad/Kat Teasdale/Andy Pilgrim/Joe Varde Pontiac Firebird 91.356
8.  Lance Stewart/Ron Nelson/Brad Creger   Mazda RX-7  90.959
9.  Frank Cioppettini/Joe Aquilante    Pontiac Firebird 90.925
10. Co Van Herwaardeu/Ray Korman   BMW M3  90.786

TOP SPORTS CLASS QUALIFIERS

1. (26) Forrest Granlund/Peter Cunningham   Honda Prelude VTEC 89.045 mph
2. (35) Bob Lape/Ken Parschauer    Honda Prelude VTEC 87.692
3. (36) Kelly Collins/Brent Martini    Honda Prelude VTEC 87.615

TOP TOURING CLASS QUALIFIERS

1. (39) Randy Pobst/Linda Pobst    Honda Prelude Si 87.110 mph
2. (41) John Green/Terry Earwood/Mark Hein  Honda Prelude Si 87.037
3. (43) Mark Hein/Gary Blackman/Terry Earwood  Honda Prelude Si 86.661

TOP COMPACT CLASS QUALIFIERS

1. (50) Mike Galati/Kris Skavnes    Honda Accord EX 85.293 mph
2. (51) Chuck Hemmingson/Ron Emmick   Oldsmobile Achieva S 85.170
3. (55) Gene Harrington/Howie Liebengood   Dodge Neon  84.643

() = Indicates Overall qualifying position

J.J. O'Malley, Director of Communications Watkins Glen International 73771,531@compuserve.com

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Andy Pilgrim , John Heinricy , Randy Pobst , Kelly Collins , Doug Goad , Craig Conway , Lance Stewart , Peter Cunningham , Chuck Hemmingson , Gene Harrington , Joe Aquilante , Brent Martini , Rick Fairbanks , Terry Earwood , Howie Liebengood , Joe Varde , Stu Hayner , Mark Hein , Nick Ham , Gary Black , Brad Creger , Danny Candia