JRCS: Triple Crown Practice Results 1999-06-24

McQuarrie Leads Field in Russell/USAC Triple Crown Practice at Sears Point Sonoma, CA -Tyler McQuarrie of Walnut Creek, CA was the fastest driver in both of Thursday's practice sessions before the start of the first race of the 1999 Russell/USAC...

McQuarrie Leads Field in Russell/USAC Triple Crown Practice at Sears Point

Sonoma, CA -Tyler McQuarrie of Walnut Creek, CA was the fastest driver in both of Thursday's practice sessions before the start of the first race of the 1999 Russell/USAC Triple Crown Pro Series presented by Yokohama. McQuarrie, who is currently 8th in the points in the Formula Vauxhall series in England, jumped a flight after an 8th place finish at Donington Park on Sunday to claim his prize of a free ride in the Triple Crown. McQuarrie's ride is his prize for winning Russell's amateur series in 1998, the USAC Formula Russell Championship.

McQuarrie has stiff competition for the pole for Saturday's race that supports the Save Mart/Kragen 350 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Sears Point Raceway. Russell Graduate Runoffs winner, Nathan Smith of Escalon, CA was just a little more than a half a second slower in his Formula Russell racecar. He leads a field of at least eight other drivers that are all within a second of each other's times.

Qualifying for the Triple Crown is today and is scheduled to begin after NASCAR "Bud Pole Qualifying."

1999 Russell/USAC Triple Crown Pro Series presented by Yokohama Thursday, June 24, 1999 - Morning Practice - 40 minutes

Pos Car # Driver Sponsor Home Town Time

1 11 Tyler McQuarrie Jim Russell Racing Drivers School Walnut Creek, CA 1:16.843

2 10 Nathan Smith Nelson Staffing Solutions/Wine Country Motorsports Escalon, CA 1:17.539

3 4 Chris Pettet Napa, CA 1:18.146

4 6 Toshi Kanamoto San Francisco, CA 1:18.148

5 20 Warren Washer Cupertino Service Cupertino, CA 1:18.261

6 19 Timothy Barber Sunset Garages San Francisco, CA 1:18.327

7 7 Dave McEntee Edaten.com Novato, CA 1:18.712

8 1 Grant Dunning The OCT Group Newport Beach, CA 1:18.998

9 9 David Farley zcurve.com Yorba Linda, CA 1:19.162

10 8 Ric Rushton Las Vegas, NV 1:19.191

11 2 Patrick McDowell San Mateo, CA 1:19.414

12 14 Bob Hagerty Beaumont, TX 1:19.629

13 16 Ken Snyder Robert Quinn Associates San Andreas, CA 1:19.844

14 5 Todd Clark Buyacom Computer Corp. San Clemente, CA 1:20.158

15 3 Charles Marovic Tri-City Sporting Goods/Fast Signs/Gargoyles Fremont, CA 1:22.769

Thursday, June 24, 1999 - Afternoon Practice - 20 minutes

Pos Car # Driver Sponsor Home Town Time

1 11 Tyler McQuarrie Jim Russell Racing Drivers School Walnut Creek, CA 1:17.336

2 10 Nathan Smith Nelson Staffing Solutions/Wine Country Motorsports Escalon, CA 1:18.172

3 6 Toshi Kanamoto San Francisco, CA 1:18.418

4 4 Chris Pettet Napa, CA 1:18.525

5 19 Timothy Barber Sunset Garages San Francisco, CA 1:18.715

6 7 Dave McEntee Edaten.com Novato, CA 1:19.103

7 20 Warren Washer Cupertino Service Cupertino, CA 1:19.451

8 1 Grant Dunning The OCT Group Newport Beach, CA 1:19.531

9 8 Ric Rushton Las Vegas, NV 1:19.829

10 5 Todd Clark Buyacom Computer Corp. San Clemente, CA 1:20.546

11 9 David Farley zcurve.com Yorba Linda, CA 1:20.568

12 14 Bob Hagerty Beaumont, TX 1:20.696

13 2 Patrick McDowell San Mateo, CA 1:21.071

14 16 Ken Snyder Robert Quinn Associates San Andreas, CA 1:21.846

15 3 Charles Marovic Tri-City Sporting Goods/Fast Signs/Gargoyles Fremont, CA 1:24.672

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Dave McEntee , Tyler McQuarrie