NA-F2000: Road Atlanta Race One Qualifying

JUSTUS TAKES ROAD ATLANTA F2000 POLE BRASELTON, Ga.- Aaron Justus, of Vista, Calif., captured his third pole of the 1999 season for Saturday's U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Round Eight race at the Road Atlanta....

JUSTUS TAKES ROAD ATLANTA F2000 POLE

BRASELTON, Ga.- Aaron Justus, of Vista, Calif., captured his third pole of the 1999 season for Saturday's U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Round Eight race at the Road Atlanta. Primus Racing teammates Mark Dismore, of Greenfield, Ind., and Dan Wheldon, of England, completed the top three. Driving the No. 24 Cape/Torco Racing Lubricants/MiR Van Diemen Ford, Justus turned a fastest lap of 1:26.325 (104.257 mph) during last minutes of the qualifying session. His lap set a new track record of the reconfigured Road Atlanta track. "This was the first time all weekend I had new tires. My crew chief said the checkered was about to come out and to go for it, and it worked out," said Justus. "The track was pretty slick but I think it worked to my advantage." Dismore, driving the No. 13 Monster.com Van Diemen Ford, was quick all session, finishing second with a lap of 1:25.567 (103.965 mph). Dismore, sits sixth in the drivers' point standings, with 84, coming off a fifth place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Wheldon, who leads the point standings with 170, will start third in the No. 5 Jayhard/Primus Racing Van Diemen Ford with a lap of 1:26.646 (103.870 mph). Canadian Marc-Antoine Camirand and Daniel Muniz, of Costa Rica, completed the top five. Guy Cosmo, of South Setauket, N.Y., took the pole for the American Continental Championship, 18th overall, with a time of 1:28.270 (101.95 mph).

BRASELTON, Ga. - Starting grid for Saturday's 20-lap, 50.0-mile U.S. F2000 National Championship Presented by Speedvision Round Eight race, part of the Southern Dash Weekend at Road Atlanta, with starting position, car number in parenthesis, driver, hometown, class, car, time and speed in miles per hour. 1. (24), Aaron Justus, Vista, Calif., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.325, 104.257. 2. (13), Mark Dismore (R), Greenfield, Ind., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.567, 103.965. 3. (5), Dan Wheldon (R), England, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.646, 103.870. 4. (96), Marc-Antoine Camirand, Trois-Rivieres, Que, Can., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:26.896, 103.572. 5. (7), Daniel Muniz (R), San Jose, Costa Rica, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.012, 103.434. 6. (19), Bobby Oergel, Fresno, Calif., F2A, Mygale Ford, 1:27.122, 103.303. 7. (89), Andrew Davis (R), Lilburn, Ga., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.219, 103.188. 8. (3), Jonathan Bottoms, Buffalo, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.313, 103.077. 9. (40), Rolando Quintanilla, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.386, 102.991. 10. (72), Andy Lally, Northport, N.Y., F2A, Carbir Ford, 1:27.400, 102.974. 11. (77), Harold Primat (R), New York, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.527, 102.825. 12. (4), Steve Rikert, Rhinebeck, N.Y., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.532, 102.819. 13. (23), T.J. Bell, Sparks, Nev., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.543, 102.806. 14. (36), Bryce Miller (R), Bernardsville, N.J., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.616, 102.721. 15. (16), Tommy Constantine (R), Scottsdale, Ariz., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:27.771, 102.539. 16. (80), Martin Guimont (R), Laval, Quebec, Can., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.125, 102.127. 17. (17), Jacek Mucha, Laval, Quebec, Can., F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.231, 102.005. 18. (12), Guy Cosmo, South Selauket, N.Y., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.270, 101.959. 19. (66), Mike Johnson, Gainsville, Ga., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:28.897, 101.240. 20. (22), Georges Forgeois (R), New York, N.Y., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:29.259, 100.830. 21. (8), Alejandro Garcia, Venezuela, F2A, Van Diemen Ford, 1:29.410, 100.659. 22. (71), Mike Durand (R), Wayland, Mass., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:29.432, 100.635. 23. (34), Brett Harrison (R), Everett, Wash., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:29.826, 100.193. 24. (30), Greg Schings (R), Lexington, Ky., ACC, Citation Ford, 1:30.187, 99.792. 25. (43), Chas Shaffer (R), Catlett, Va., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:30.299, 99.668. 26. (18), Eric Scheper (R), Columbia, S.C., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:31.462, 98.401. 27. (6), Richard Zober (R), Yardley, Pa., ACC, Van Diemen Ford, 1:31.744, 98.099. 28. (70), Galen Puccini (R), Simi Valley, Calif., F2A, Carbir Ford, no time.

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Mark Dismore , Marc-Antoine Camirand , Guy Cosmo , T.J. Bell , Jacek Mucha , Dan Wheldon , Rolando Quintanilla , Andy Lally , Harold Primat , Aaron Justus , Galen Puccini , Richard Zober , Andrew Davis , Georges Forgeois , Mike Johnson , Tommy Constantine , Bryce Miller , Brett Harris