NA-F2000: Mid Ohio Qualifying

SECOND-GENERATION DRIVER DISMORE TAKES FIRST F2000 POLE AT MID-OHIO LEXINGTON, Ohio – Rookie Mark E. Dismore, of Greenfield, Ind., captured his first professional racing pole for Sunday's U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by ...

SECOND-GENERATION DRIVER DISMORE TAKES FIRST F2000 POLE AT MID-OHIO

LEXINGTON, Ohio – Rookie Mark E. Dismore, of Greenfield, Ind., captured his first professional racing pole for Sunday's U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Round Six race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Teammate Dan Wheldon, of England, and Aaron Justus, of Vista, Calif., completed the top three. Driving the No. 13 Monster.com Van Diemen Ford, Dismore, son of Indy Racing League star Mark A. Dismore, turned a fastest lap of 1:23.695 (97.124 mph) in the last minute–shattering the old track record of 1:24.155 (96.593 mph) set by Matt Sielsky. "I thought the car was good and I got down to a 1:24.1 or 1:24-flat, but I couldn't get it to go any faster–believe me, I was trying," said Dismore, 18. "I eased off a bit and bam! I saw a 1:23.6 on my screen. I was rushing the car too much early. The guy who goes fastest is the one who goes the deepest." Wheldon, driving the No. 5 Primus Racing Van Diemen Ford, was quickest for most of the session, but finished second with a lap of 1:23.856 (96.937 mph). Wheldon, who sits second in points to Marc-Antoine Camirand, will start second for the third time in six 1999 races. Justus, who took both poles at the initial two road course rounds (Mosport International Raceway), will start third in the No. 24 Cape/Torco Racing Lubricants/MiR Van Diemen Ford with a lap of 1:24.003 (96.767 mph). Mexican Rolando Quintanilla and Steve Rikert, of Rhinebeck, N.Y. completed the top-five–all of whom were under the track qualifying record. Guy Cosmo, of South Setauket, N.Y., took the pole for the American Continental Championship, 16th overall, with a time of 1:25.501 (95.072 mph).

LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Starting grid for the U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Round Six Race, part of the U.S. Road Racing Classic Weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, class, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour. 1. (13), Mark Dismore (R), Greenfield, Ind., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:23.695, 97.124. 2. (5), Dan Wheldon (R), England, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:23.856, 96.937. 3. (24), Aaron Justus, Vista, Calif., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.003, 96.767. 4. (40), Rolando Quintanilla, Mexico, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.010, 96.759. 5. (4), Steve Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.093, 96.664. 6. (3), Jonathan Bottoms, Buffalo, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.165, 96.581. 7. (19), Bobby Oergel, Fresno, Calif., F2A, Mygale Ford, 1:24.169, 96.577. 8. (96), Marc-Antoine Camirand, Quebec, Canada, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.239, 96.496. 9. (23), T.J. Bell, Sparks, Nev., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.420, 96.289. 10. (33), Ian Lacy (R), Sonoma, Calif., F2A, Mygale Ford, 1:24.741, 95.925. 11. (8), Alejandro Garcia, Venezuela, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.755, 95.909. 12. (7), Daniel Muniz (R), San Jose, Costa Rica, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:24.958, 95.680. 13. (77), Harold Primat (R), New York, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:25.178, 95.433. 14. (72), Jeff Glenn (R), Oakland, Calif., F2A, Carbir Ford, 1:25.329, 95.264. 15. (36), Bryce Miller (R), Bernardsville, N.J., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:25.404, 95.180. 16. (12), Guy Cosmo, South Selauket, N.Y., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:25.501, 95.072. 17. (99), Tom Wood, Alberta, Canada, F2A, Tatuus Ford, 1:25.544, 95.024. 18. (70), Galen Puccini (R), Simi Valley, Calif., F2A, Carbir Ford, 1:25.546, 95.022. 19. (66), Larry Oberto, Seattle, Wash., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:25.597, 94.965. 20. (16), Tommy Constantine (R), Scottsdale, Ariz., F2A, Tatuus Ford, 1:25.674, 94.880. 21. (30), Greg Schings (R), Lexington, Ky., ACC, Citation Ford, 1:26.199, 94.302. 22. (35), Arnold Brinkmann (R), Ecuador, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.539, 93.932. 23. (22), Georges Forgeois (R), New York, N.Y., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.757, 93.696. 24. (34), Brett Harrison (R), Everett, Wash., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.280, 93.134. 25. (38), Dick Rose, Powell, Ohio, ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.425, 92.980. 26. (43), Chas Shaffer (R), Catlett, Va., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.519, 92.880. 27. (10), Curtis Francois, Ladue, Mo., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.089, 92.279. 28. (57), Michael Simpson, Apple Valley, Calif., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.650, 91.695. 29. (20), Joe Tesone, Wildwood, Pa., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:29.339, 90.988. 30. (29), Kyle Burts (R), Tomball, Texas, ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:30.252, 90.067.

Source: SCCA/SCCA Pro Racing/USRRC

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Other open wheel
Drivers Mark Dismore , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Guy Cosmo , T.J. Bell , Dan Wheldon , Rolando Quintanilla , Harold Primat , Curtis Francois , Aaron Justus , Galen Puccini , Tom Wood , Georges Forgeois , Larry Oberto , Tommy Constantine , Ian Lacy , Bryce Miller , Brett Harris , Mike Simpson