Dowler wins pole for CASCAR Vancouver Indy. Knocks teammate Wade Lee off the front row for today's feature race. VANCOUVER, BC - All but seven of the 33 drivers who took part in Saturday morning's second qualifying session for the CASCAR...
Dowler wins pole for CASCAR Vancouver Indy.
Knocks teammate Wade Lee off the front row for today's feature race.
VANCOUVER, BC - All but seven of the 33 drivers who took part in Saturday morning's second qualifying session for the CASCAR Vancouver Indy race bettered their Friday efforts. Kevin Dowler's lap of 1:23.547 (123.495 km/h) around the temporary street circuit at Concord Pacific Place was good enough to bump his Apollo Motorsports teammate Wade Lee from the front row for the start of this afternoon's CASCAR Super Series race.
Defending National champion Don Thomson followed through on his plans to improve his position and earned the second starting position on the strength of his 1:23.738 effort. Lee's lap of 1:24.128 will put him alongside of last week's race winner Jim Lapcevich (1:24.138) on Row 2.
By earning the pole, Dowler is in an excellent position to sweep all three CASCAR Super Series road course events on the 2002 schedule. The Ford Quality Care driver has already made the trip to victory lane at Mosport Int'l Raceway and at the Toronto Molson Indy.
The grid for Round #9 was determined based on the combined best times, for each driver, for the two qualifying sessions.
The CASCAR Super Series race is scheduled to take the green flag this afternoon (Saturday) at 3:00 p.m.
QUALIFYING NOTES: Jeff Lapcevich bounced back to post the eighth-fastest time on Saturday morning, after his Crime Stoppers / Fastline Chevy team repaired front-end damage caused by a heavy impact into the turn 6 tire-barrier during Friday afternoon's qualifying session.