SBRS: Cleveland preview

What: Round 6 of 12 of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series When: Friday, June 30, Qualifying 6:05 p.m. (30 MINUTES); Saturday, July 1, FINAL Qualifying 11:30 a.m. (30 MINUTES); SATURDAY, JULY 1, RACE ...

What: Round 6 of 12 of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series

Friday, June 30, Qualifying 6:05 p.m. (30 MINUTES);
Saturday, July 1, FINAL Qualifying 11:30 a.m. (30 MINUTES);

Where:  CART FedEx Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland, Cleveland-Burke Lakefront

Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. 2.106-mile Temporary Road Course

Who: Twenty-seven drivers from eight different countries

Television: July 21, 6:30 p.m. EDT ESPN2.


Last year's winner Nilton Rossoni is currently 3rd in the points.

Fastest Race Lap in 1999: Iradj Alexander; 1:14.727 sec. (101.457 mph)

Fastest Qualifier in 1999: Todd Snyder; 1:14.078 sec. (102.346 mph)

This round is the fourth of nine rounds that the Barber Dodge Pro Series will race in support of a CART FedEx Series event.

Jon Fogarty of Portola Valley, Ca. currently enjoys a 15-point lead over Sepp Koster of the Netherlands. Fogarty enters this race coming off of his second consecutive win at the Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit. Both races were won from the pole, wire-to-wire.

Jon Fogarty Looking for Hat Trick in Cleveland

(LAKEVILLE, Conn.) June 26, 2000 -Jon Fogarty will arrive at round six of the 2000 Barber Dodge Pro Series looking for his third win on the trot. Having won from the pole at Lime Rock in late May, and Detroit two weeks ago, Fogarty has amassed a 15-point margin in the hunt for the $305,000 Career Enhancement Award given to the Pro Series champion. Fogarty not only won both races from pole, but led every lap in the process.

A third win however will not be easy for Fogarty who has recently established residence in Wellington, Nevada. Defending race champion, Nilton Rossoni of Brazil, lies third in the Barber Dodge Pro Series standings, 17-points behind Fogarty. Rossoni was victorious in the opening two rounds of the series in Sebring and Homestead. Dutchman Sepp Koster, second in the championship hunt, lagging 15-points behind Fogarty, opened his race winning account in the Barber Dodge Pro Series earlier this year with his first win at Nazareth.

Stiff competition should also come from Matt Plumb (fifth in the overall standings) who has enjoyed an upturn in speed recently. Plumb scored his best career finish at the previous round in Detroit with a well-earned second place. He demonstrated his speed at Lime Rock Park as well until some fluid on the track caught him out in the race's early stages.

Andy Lally's podium streak ended in Detroit, yet he will still be one to watch as he is in the hunt for the championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors. He will have to contend with the hard-charging Ryan Hunter-Reay for the Rookie of the Year title as well as the series crown. Lally is fourth in the standings while Hunter-Reay, sixth, lies only five points behind Lally.

The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland is the fourth of nine rounds that the Barber Dodge Pro Series will support the CART FedEx Series.

<pre> Round 6 Entry List as of Friday, June 23, 2000 The Barber Dodge Pro Series Race at The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland, presented by Firstar The Burke Lakefront Airport Circuit

July 1, 2000

Car# Driver/Hometown Sponsor(s) Color

4 Brent Sherman/ North Barrington, Ill. Serta Mattress Co. Dk. Blue

5 Sepp Koster/Heemskerk, The Netherlands SACHS; Blue Bay Curacao Golf Resort; Stora-Drain; Uitert Black/Silver

7 Jamie Menninga/Pella, Iowa Event Marketing Enterprises, Inc.; Lee's Grinding White

8 Peter Boss/Narragansett, R.I. ITIS, Inc.;; Cross Pens; Lacoste Clothing; gadzoox; Hitachi Blue/Silver/Red

9 Roger Yasukawa/Santa Monica, Calif. "'99 BDPS Co-Rookie of the Year"; Tokyo Ueno Clinic; Kenwood Black

11 Thed Björk/Vretstorp, Sweden Corechange; Maskinflishing; Tenab; Ebcon; Etab Data; Svensk; Nolato Blue/Yellow

16 Jeff Morton/Detroit, Mich. The Vitamin Outlet; Trans Tube Inc.; E-Mortgage Direct; Mark V Blasting Black

17 Matt Plumb/Unionville, Penn. CAM 2; Arnette; Mid-Atlantic Trading;; Bowlmore Lanes Red/White

19 Sara Senske/Kennewick, Washington Lynx Racing; Team Simpson Black/Aqua

20 Alexandre Sperafico/Toledo Parana(,Brazil Iveco Fiat; Sperafico Group White/Green

21 Jon Vannini/Hillsborough, California Copart, Inc; Conservation Partners Silver

22 Jay Ricci/Grosse Pointe, Michigan J.D. Byrider; Lupo & Koczkur P.C. Blue/Orange

23 Marc Breuers/Gladwyne, Penn. The Guard House; Penn Hospital; Dr. Detail White/Red

25 Kip Gulseth/Manitowoc, Wisc. Gulseth Construction; Total Control Racing; Racing For Kids Dk. Blue

28 Andre Nicastro/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Coppertone White/Teal/Blue

31 Ryan Hunter-Reay/Boca Raton, Fla. "Big Scholarship Winner";; Simpson Red/Blue/Yellow

33 Milka Duno/Caracas, Venezuela MRW; MLP Productions; Pits 39 Blue/Silver

36 Nilton Rossoni/Curitiba, Brazil Foster Group; Humm!; Fox; Oil Extreme Blue/White

46 Gilles Tinguely/Geneva, Switzerland White 52 Jon Fogarty/Wellington, Nevada Three Arch Partners; Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards Copper/Grey

53 Tom Fogarty/Wellington, Nevada Copart Inc.; XYZ Clothing; ITAC; E-Racing Blue/Yellow

55 John McCaig/Victoria, B.C., Canada Presenting Italy; Anodizing, Inc.; Fine Art Framing; White/Orange

62 Andy Lally/Northport, N.Y. T-One, Inc.; Oberto Beef Jerky; Oxy-Water White/Black

73 Jeff Glenn/Oakland, Calif. Boise Cascade Office Products; KJWL Radio; Bank of the West; Top Shelf Green/White/Black

77 Scott Mayer/Franklin, Wisc. Vision Group International; QPS Staffing Service Blue/Yellow/Green

95 Michael Valiante/Vancouver, B.C.,Canada "'99 BDPS Co-Rookie of the Year"; Sguerzoni; Italian Motors; Oil Extreme Red

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Milka Duno , Peter Boss , Jon Fogarty , Michael Valiante , Jay Ricci , Andy Lally , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Brent Sherman , Tom Fogarty , Marc Breuers , Roger Yasukawa , Jon Vannini , Nilton Rossoni , Thed Björk , Sepp Koster , Scott Mayer , Todd Snyder , Iradj Alexander-David , Matt Plumb