Carbone Takes Road Atlanta Pole Braselton, GA -- Victor Carbone took back the championship lead setting a fast lap of 1:25.756 during a 30-minute Road Atlanta qualifying session to take pole and more importantly, three...
Carbone Takes Road Atlanta Pole
Braselton, GA -- Victor Carbone took back the championship lead setting a fast lap of 1:25.756 during a 30-minute Road Atlanta qualifying session to take pole and more importantly, three bonus points towards the national championship. Rob Nicholas will start on the outside of the front row, setting his fast lap of 1:25. 776 -- two hundredths off Carbone, at the very last second, while Cole Morgan will line up third and now sits one point back in the championship standings.
Carbone's Alegra Motorsports teammate and fellow Brazilian, Fabio Orsolon, who paced the morning's practice session, was fourth followed by Jonathan Scarallo in fifth.
The top five cars are separated by one tenth of a second in a highly competitive field.
"We're back leading the standings so those were three very important bonus points," commented Carbone. "Fabio (Orsolon) and I did a great job learning the track yesterday and the Alegra team did an amazing job with the setup. The car is awesome."
Scarallo was able to bounce back from two incidents during testing yesterday to qualify fifth.
"Yesterday was tough but the R-Sport team worked their butts off making the car new again," Scarallo said. "My lap was good but the front of the field is so close you can literally just toss a coin to determine the order. We have a good car and plan to make it an exciting race."
Rounding out the top ten were Tim Kautz, Chris Livengood in the Pinto, Russian Mikhail Goikberg, making his first F2000 start of 2010, Tim Minor and Chris Gumprecht.
Matthew Inge, returning for the first time since finishing second in the 2009 title fight, will have to come from the back as the #20 K-Hill entry never made the session due to a misfiring Zetec.
The day continues with race one of the weekend, scheduled for 2:15 pm eastern, 18-laps or 30 minutes. Saturday showcases a similar schedule as F2000 competes alongside the Formula Drift tour at Road Atlanta.