SBRS: Minneapolis 1st qualifying session

Hill On Provisional Barber Dodge Pole MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 4, from Rick Roso) - With less than two minutes remaining in first qualifying, Derek Hill turned a lap nearly one-half second faster than anyone else to take the provisional pole...

Hill On Provisional Barber Dodge Pole MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 4, from Rick Roso) - With less than two minutes remaining in first qualifying, Derek Hill turned a lap nearly one-half second faster than anyone else to take the provisional pole for Sunday's 30-minute Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Sprint PCS Grand Prix of Minnesota. "I knew there was a section where I could gain a lot of time," Hill said, "But I can't tell you where. All the other drivers go up on CompuServe and the Internet, and I don't want them to know. I'll tell you tomorrow." Points leader Rino Mastronardi was second fastest, followed by Chris Menninga, Nick Rondet and Martin Stenshorne, who was quickest in this mornin'g practice session.

Provisional starting grid following first qualifying for SCCA Pro Racing Barber Dodge Pro Series race at the Sprint PCS Grand Prix of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. Qualifying position, driver, hometown or country, lap time and average miles per hour around 1.552-mile, 13-turn temporary street course. Final qualifying is Saturday afternoon. All cars identical Mondiale Barber Dodge V6 open-wheel, single-seat race cars.

1. Derek Hill, Santa Monica, Calif., 1:17.745, 74.088 mph 2. Rino Mastronardi, Italy, 1:18.143, 73.711 3. Chris Menninga, Pella, Iowa, 1:18.187, 73.670 4. Nick Rondet, San Diego, 1:18.244, 73.616 5. Martin Stenshorne, Norway, 1:18.261, 73.600 6. Jarle Gasland, Norway, 1:18.492, 73.383 7. Will Langhorne, Washington, D.C, 1:18.697, 73.192 8. Giovanni Gulinell, Italy, 1:18.802, 73.095 9. Tony Renna, Deland, Fla., 1:18.809, 73.088 10. Victor Gonzalez, Hatoray, Puerto Rico, 1:18.829, 73.070 11. Rocky Moran, Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., 1:19.014, 72.898 12. Eric Tresslar, Denver, 1:19.139, 72.783 13. Jarrett Boon, Phoenix, 1:19.202, 72.725 14. Charles Willis, Germantown, Tenn., 1:19.273, 72.660 15. Samer Hindi, Los Angeles, 1:19.151, 71.561 16. Bill Tichenor, Dallas, 1:19.653, 72.314 17. John McCaig, Canada, 1:19.661, 72.306 18. Andy Boss, Narragansett, R.I., 1:19.686, 72.284 19. Alfonso Ribeiro, Hollywood, Calif., 1:19.745, 72.230 20. G. J. Mennen, Jr., Austin, Texas, 1:19.764, 72.213 21. Matt Robinson, Grove City, Ohio, 1:19.787, 72.192 22. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Valencia, Calif., 1:20.109, 71.902 23. Denis Lay, Miami, 1:20.981, 71.128 24. Patsy DiFilippo, Apollo, Pa., 1:22.244, 70.036 25. William Peetz, Brazil, 1:22.254, 70.027 26. Charlie Schaitberger, Minneapolis, 1:22.969, 69.424 $$$

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Derek Hill , Chris Menninga , Tony Renna , Will Langhorne , Rocky Moran , Jarrett Boon , Rino Mastronardi