SBRS: Mid Ohio results

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SBRS: Mid Ohio results
Dec 29, 1997, 6:56 PM

Boss Nips Nick In Thriller LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 10, from Rick Roso) - Andy Boss passed Nick Rondet in the last turn on the last lap to score his first career Barber Dodge Pro Series win. Rondet had passed Boss down the backstraight moments earlier ...

Boss Nips Nick In Thriller LEXINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 10, from Rick Roso) - Andy Boss passed Nick Rondet in the last turn on the last lap to score his first career Barber Dodge Pro Series win. Rondet had passed Boss down the backstraight moments earlier and looked set to score his second consecutive win, but he ran a little wide in the last corner alllowing Boss to duck underneath and outdrag Rondet to the finish line. Rino Mastronardi lost his championship points lead to Derek Hill, who finished third, when Mastronardi ran into the side of Boss and bent his front suspension when he tried for the lead on lap nine.

Results Sunday of 30-minute SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Miller 200 CART race weekend, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course, with starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown or country, winners average speed, laps completed, reason out, if any, and prize money. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

 1. (3) Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 77.045 mph, 18 laps, $10,000 2. (1) Nick Rondet, San Diego, 18, $6,000 3. (6) Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 18, $4,000 4. (5) Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 18, $2,500 5. (4) Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 18, $1,800 6. (13) Victor Gonzalez, Puerto Rico, 18, $1,500 7. (16) Jose Antonio Costa, Peru, 18, $1,300 8. (18) G.J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 18, $1,200 9. (20) Matt Robinson, Grove City, Ohio, 18, $1,000 10. (11) Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C., 18, $1,000 11. (15) Eric Tresslar, Denver, 18, $800 12. (7) Jon Fogarty, Portola Valley, Calif., 18, $700 13. (27) Bill Tichenor, Dallas, 18, $1,100 14. (17) Jose Luis Di Palma, Argentina, 18, $500 15. (21) Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 18, $500 16. (10) Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif., 18, $500 17. (24) Sean Patrick Flanery, Hollywood, Calif., 18, $500 18. (19) Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 18, $500 19 (26) Randy Bryan, North Royalton, Ohio, 18, $500 20. (25) Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 17, $500 21. (22) William Peetz, Brazil, 16, electrical, $500 22. (14) Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, 15, driveline, $500 23. (12) Giovanni Gulinneli, Italy, 12, accident, $500 24. (9) Scott Brunk, Frederick, Md., 12, accident, $500 25. (8) Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 11, accident, $500 26. (2) Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 8, accident, $500 27. (28) Craig Sletten, McFarland, Wis., 0, driveline, $500 28. (23) Mike Durand, Wayland, Mass., 0, accident, $500 

Time of race: 30 minutes, 53.900 seconds (18 laps) Winning speed: 77.045 mph Distance: 39.67 miles Margin of Victory: 0.410 seconds Fastest Race Lap: Nicolas Rondet, lap 16, 1:24.986 (95.469 mph) (record) Most Progressive Driver ($500): Bill Tichenor, 27th to 13th Lap leaders: Rondet, 1; Boss, 2-18 Caution periods: 2, for 4 laps

Standings (after Round 8): 1. Derek Hill 116 2. Rino Mastronardi 104 3. Andy Boss 82 4. Nick Rondet 82 5. Chris Menninga 81 6. Rocky Moran, Jr 62 7. Tony Renna 54 8. G.J. Mennen, Jr. 50 9. Martin Stenshorne 43 10. Giovanni Gulinelli 39

Next race: Road America, Texaco/Havoline 200 CART Indy car, Elkhart Lake, Wis., August 17 /EX

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